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  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field...

  • Germany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault

    LONDON (AP) — The joint venture making the Eurofighter plane said Wednesday that it was managing a problem discovered with the fuselage after Germany's military suspended deliveries of the plane. Chief Executive Alberto Gutierrez said in a statement that the consortium was aware of the quality...

  • 3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide. The announcement late Tuesday was another step in dismantling the official version of the June 30 confrontation, which came under...

  • Checks sent to Zeek investors

    LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The checks are in the mail for those who lost money with Zeek Rewards. The Dispatch of Lexington reported (http://bit.ly/1oyQUUS) that the receiver said Tuesday checks are being mailed to more than 90,000 people who lost money in the alleged Ponzi scheme. Receiver...

  • Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales by 47 percent over last...

  • ADP completes spinoff of CDK Global

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Automatic Data Processing Inc., the payroll processor, said Wednesday that it has completed its spinoff of CDK Global Inc. CDK, which provides technology and marketing services to auto dealers, will start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange Wednesday. Its ticker...

  • France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

    PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits. Presenting the 2015 budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said the measures...

  • Christie: 3 questions drive decision on campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president. But he says in a nationally broadcast interview that his decision will hang on the answers he gives himself to three critical questions. Christie says he'll have to answer "yes" to the questions...

  • Community Health takes over Natchez hospital

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Community Health Systems is now the sole owner of Natchez Regional Medical Center. Ownership of the formerly county-owned hospital was transferred Monday to the national company whose affiliates own, operate or lease more than 200 hospitals in 29 states. The Natchez...

  • UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Iraq has been facing an unprecedented...

  • Philippines won't send troops to unclear mission

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were attacked by Syrian insurgents. President Benigno Aquino III said hundreds of Filipino peacekeepers...

  • World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50...

  • New Polish premier wants more US military presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Speaking Wednesday at her inauguration, Ewa Kopacz...

  • Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners. El Pais on Wednesday said a Madrid military court indicted the five following investigations into an amateur video published by the paper,...

  • Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

    YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite...



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