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Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust....

AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis....

Obama: No more temporary spending bills, budget deal needed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House....

Spanish police probe garages offering emission cheating
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have cracked down on a string of garages that allegedly provided customers with mechanical and software services that enabled their cars to cheat emission checks in a scam similar to that which has engulfed Volkswagen, a statement said Saturday....

Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain....

Portugal: A look at the election of a new government
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:...

Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe's political heavyweight - and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience....

An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States....

Why credit bureau Experian has data on T-Mobile customers
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the latest high-profile breach of a U.S. organization, hackers broke into Experian's database of information on 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers. But what is Experian, and why does the credit bureau keep data on a wireless carrier's customers?...

Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years....

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Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market

US regulators close small Georgia bank

Business Highlights

Scottrade says hack may have affected 4.6M customers

Sprint and Bank of America are big market movers

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Figures on government spending and debt

Job growth in retail and professional services accelerates

FDA expands Merck drug's approval to treat lung cancer