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  • Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at...

  • Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

    HONG KONG (AP) — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren....

  • Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September. General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group led the industry with 19-percent sales increases over last September. Toyota sales rose 2 percent; Ford and Volkswagen were down. U.S. sales rose 9 percent to 1.2...

  • Correction: Insider Q&A Module

    The Insider Q&A module sent for use as part of Money & Markets Extra for the week ending September 6 erroneously reported the estimates of Toby Shea, Vice President of Moody's Investors Service. Shea estimates the pre-tax profit of wholesale power companies such as NRG Energy and Calpine will...

  • UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday. But Stephane Dujarric told...

  • Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere's only second ready-to-wear collection since Marc Jacobs'...

  • Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former eBay executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading. A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced 45-year-old Christopher Saridakis on Wednesday. Saridakis had pleaded guilty to securities fraud in May. Saridakis, of Wilmington,...

  • UN says 1st staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015. The spokesman for...

  • Obama salutes 2013 MLS champs, Sporting KC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has saluted the 2013 Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City. He credits the "dedicated fans" of Kansas City for helping the sport grow in the United States. Obama paid tribute to the team Wednesday for winning the MLS trophy 10 months ago in...

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to...



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