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India picks up pace on economic overhaul
NEW DELHI (AP) -- After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India's new prime minister has announced a string of policies designed to kick-start Asia's third-largest economy....

Tax settlement boosts Comcast 3rd-quarter results
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a hefty tax settlement and more high-speed Internet customers....

Europe shares up, Asia down on business surveys
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity....

European authorities aim to purge weak banks
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances....

Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday....

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese....

Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal
LONDON (AP) -- The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits....

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups....

Watchdog: many countries fall short on bribe rules
BERLIN (AP) -- An anti-corruption watchdog says that several of the Group of 20 global economic powers are making little or no effort to enforce rules barring multinational companies from paying bribes abroad, and only Canada has improved significantly in the past year....

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...

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