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Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher
U.S. stock indexes are closing higher as big companies turn in encouraging quarterly results.
LeBron brings Cleveland together in new commercial
LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together.
Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.
Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling
An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation.
German unemployment dips again in October
Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.
Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.
Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight
Supporters of ballot measures to legalize marijuana in Oregon and Alaska are focusing on young voters, who are considered more likely than others to favor legal pot, but less likely to cast a ballot.
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.
Good news expected on GDP numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists are expecting good news this morning when the federal government releases numbers on U.S. economic growth for the third quarter this year.

Stocks slip after Fed statement; Dollar gains
U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after the Federal Reserve said it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help.
Russians deliver space station cargo after US flop
The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.
Glimpses of New Jersey's recovery from Sandy
It's been hard enough living in a trailer next to an unfinished house for the past year and a half as her family struggled to rebuild their Union Beach home after Superstorm Sandy. But the most difficult part for Andrea Kassimatis has been talking care of her 6-month-old daughter and two young sons in cramped quarters.
Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying
The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels. As expected, it's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.
UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages
UPS expects to deliver more than 34 million packages on the busiest day of the holiday season, double the amount on a normal day.
Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company.
World stocks gain as focus shifts to Fed meeting
Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks that were buoyed by solid earnings, while investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy.
Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
Crews searching for clues after rocket explosion
NASA and officials from a commercial rocket company are searching for debris and answers following the explosion of the rocket set to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
NFL in London?
LONDON (AP) — Football, in London?
Bar sues Florida over beer growler ban
A Florida craft beer bar is suing the state over its ban on half-gallon, refillable beer jugs known as growlers.
Southern Minnesota canning plant to close
City officials say Seneca Foods plans to close a vegetable canning plant in Arlington in southern Minnesota.
Google working on pill to search for illnesses
Google's latest "moon shot" project: A pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses.
Nebraska corn harvest still lagging
A federal report says rain in some parts of Nebraska last week slowed progress on the state's harvest.
Honeywell probes chemical leak at Illinois plant
Honeywell says there's no evidence that a weekend leak of a compound used in uranium enrichment at its southern Illinois plant escaped that building.
Floating gas terminal anchored in Lithuania
A floating natural gas terminal arrived Monday in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, in a move by the Baltic country to further reduce its reliance on energy supplies from Russia.
Maine lobster processors have a labor problem
The booming lobster processing business in Maine is struggling to find and retain good workers.
Amazon workers in Germany on strike again
Workers at Amazon.com in Germany are on strike again as a union pushes its demands in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer.
Tax cut for Ohio small businesses goes unclaimed
A tax cut for small-business owners has not been claimed as frequently as expected.
Survey: Gas prices drop 18 cents in 2 weeks
A national survey of gas prices reports that the average cost of U.S. regular grade gas dropped 18 cents per gallon in the last two weeks.
University of Memphis weighing minimum wage
The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.
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