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  • Manchin will vote no on funding bill that authorizes arming Syrians

    Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....

  • Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four men in a tricycle taxi drove up to the Federal College of Education Kano and opened fire when security guards...

  • Nike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any...

  • US stocks rise at midday ahead of Fed statement

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Fed releases its statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose one point to 2,000 as 12:08...

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months. That could potentially spur growth in home construction, a key...

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,146. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The deficit in the current account shrank to $98.5 billion in the...

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of...

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. Consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month following a...

  • US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent.

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip.

  • FedEx tops Street 1Q forecasts

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, thanks partly to a strong performance by its ground division. Its results beat analysts' estimates. The stock climbed before the market open on Wednesday. FedEx is getting a boost from the growth in online shopping,...

  • Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.



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