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AP Top Business News At 6:21 p.m. EDT

Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
NEW YORK (AP) -- A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds....

5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think
NEW YORK (AP) -- Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day....

Stocks start October with a drop
NEW YORK (AP) -- Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower....

Truck deals boost US auto sales in September
DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September....

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit
MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars....

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it....

Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?
NEW YORK (AP) -- PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments....

US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour....

Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday....

Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers
NEW YORK (AP) -- People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent....

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