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US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy....

Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs....

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018....

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday....

US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back
DETROIT (AP) -- As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade....

ConocoPhillips says it's cutting 10 percent of jobs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years....

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins....

Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government report concludes that removing restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them....

September is historically the stock market's worst month
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5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) -- Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday....

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US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

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US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back

September is historically the stock market's worst month

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