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US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab....

Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are climbing Tuesday and consumer stocks are making some of the biggest gains. Solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival are giving travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are slipping with oil prices. A survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high....

Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus....

Debate appears likely to topple 36-year ratings record
NEW YORK (AP) -- The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday appears likely to set a record for the most-watched presidential debate ever....

US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals....

US consumer confidence jumps in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months....

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow....

US home prices climbed again in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose again in July, pulled up by strong gains in Portland, Seattle and Denver....

'Bull,' 'Designated Survivor' have promising ratings starts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nielsen's first "most likely to succeed" list is out, and it includes Michael Weatherley, Mandy Moore, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin James....

Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell said Tuesday, amid ongoing challenges including militant attacks that are losing oil multinationals billions of dollars in what used to be Africa's biggest petroleum producer....

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