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Hillary Clinton's promise to treat hacks "like any other attack" if elected president is an unconventional stance for the nation's former chief diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home....

This year's presidential campaign has underscored an economic paradox: Financially, black Americans and Hispanics are far worse off than whites, yet polls show minorities are more likely than whites to believe in the American Dream
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class....

Ministers from the OPEC oil cartel reached an understanding late Wednesday to cut production for the first time in eight years _ though a modest one at that
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- OPEC's unexpected understanding to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve - and even desperation - to try to guide energy markets higher. But don't expect triple-digit oil prices anytime soon....

A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways
NEW YORK (AP) -- A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two New York media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways....

PepsiCo's 3rd-quarter performance tops analysts' expectations
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) -- PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations....

US revises up April-June economic growth to 1.4 percent rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the spring than previously reported, aided by new-found strength in business construction....

The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins....

Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years
HONG KONG (AP) -- Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. The price of crude, which shot up about 5 percent on Wednesday's news, edged back slightly....

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are at rock-bottom
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are scarce....

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high drug prices these days, but Congress may have helped set the stage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror....

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Volvo is recalling about 44,000 cars and SUVs because the air conditioning can leak water into the vehicles and cause the air bags to malfunction

PepsiCo's 3rd-quarter performance tops analysts' expectations

US revises up April-June economic growth to 1.4 percent rate

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are at rock-bottom

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large U.S. market."

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions of dollars in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses in place than he had in the last grilling

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes a rate hike will be appropriate before the end of this year

Nike, AT&T and Tempur Sealy International skid in U.S. trading, Molson Coors, Deutsche Bank climb