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Philips posts 3rd quarter loss
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Philips NV, the world's largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro ($132 million) loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a patent infringement lawsuit against Masimo Corp. of the U.S....

Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound
Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a near 4 percent surge in Japan, after Wall Street's rebound eased nerves about the outlook for the world economy and investors looked ahead to a report on China's economic growth....

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months....

German finance chief: confident on balanced budget
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's finance minister said he is confident he can keep promises to balance the budget next year and rejected anew in an interview published Sunday suggestions that the country should borrow to finance greater public investment....

'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend....

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:...

Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike
BERLIN (AP) -- A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet....

India fuel reform puts diesel under market control
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India freed diesel prices from government control Sunday while raising natural gas tariffs in the biggest-yet reform by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as it aims to boost the country's economy and overhaul its energy sector....

Ukraine says Russia has agreed to supply gas
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Ukrainian president has said his country has reached an agreement with Russia on supplies of natural gas for the winter....

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor....

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