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  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • GM Tech Center gets historic landmark designation

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The General Motors Technical Center in suburban Detroit has been designated as a national historic landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation this week for the site in Warren. It's one...

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado...

  • Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. People on low incomes who were imprisoned for political reasons for at...

  • Expanded Medicaid enrollment hits 18,500

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a third of those eligible for coverage under New Hampshire's newly expanded Medicaid program have signed up since enrollment began three months ago, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. New Hampshire's previous Medicaid program covered...

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial. In an 874-page defense summary,...

  • Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been...

  • 12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday. Three coaches of the Barauni Express derailed and toppled over after the Krishak Express...

  • Midwest economy: September state-by-state glance

    The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business...

  • US stocks slip in early trade; General Mills down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are heading lower in early trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,000 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost seven points, or 0.4...



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