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AP Top Business News at 1:15 p.m. EDT

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs....

Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West....

Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust?
NEW YORK (AP) -- They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers....

Europe bank head calls markets 'resilient' after Brexit vote
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The president of the European Central Bank says both markets and the economy have been "resilient" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union....

Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Shares in Deutsche Bank are down sharply after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities....

Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact....

Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who's right? And is baby powder safe?...

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future....

Liz Weston: Your Money Secrets Are Killing You
Writer Neal Gabler broke the don't-talk-about-money taboo this spring with an Atlantic article, "The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans." Now he wants everyone to start talking....

Slump for drug and consumer stock pulls US indexes lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are slumping Monday as drugmakers and consumer companies take the biggest losses. The price of oil is jumping and energy companies are trading higher. Major indexes in Europe and Asia are also starting the week on a steep skid....

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