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Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising....

Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever....

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:...

Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates....

US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter....

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil....

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
DALLAS (AP) -- UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season - an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping....

Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."...

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania....

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows....

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