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AP Top Business News At 1:35 p.m. EDT

Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates....

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America
DETROIT (AP) -- Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America....

Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall
DETROIT (AP) -- Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity....

Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said Thursday....

US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks rose sharply in afternoon trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe....

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
DALLAS (AP) -- Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly....

HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers....

Eurozone survey rise does not ease recession fears
LONDON (AP) -- A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism that the recovery in the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular would be anything but muted....

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target....

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month....

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