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AP Top Business News At 3:48 a.m. EST

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study
NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine....

Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant....

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday....

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup....

Dow Chemical agrees to add board members
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point....

Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....

TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court....

China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdown
BEIJING (AP) -- China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown....

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country....

New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating....

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