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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....

Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
HONG KONG (AP) -- Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China....

Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters
HONG KONG (AP) -- The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says....

Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors....

Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola....

Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U.
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site....

Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers....

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....

Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US
The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts....

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