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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home....

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar
NEW YORK (AP) -- The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) -- The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener....

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster....

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining....

Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Companies often blend old products to give you something new....

Medicare's own health looking better, report says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement....

Stocks pause as traders await key economic news
NEW YORK (AP) -- After dawdling between small gains and losses in a slow day of summer trading, the stock market ended little changed on Monday....

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
LONDON (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled....

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