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Survey: More Americans now have access to bank accounts
NEW YORK (AP) -- More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households....

Tesla CEO: Criticism of self-driving cars can kill people
DETROIT (AP) -- Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on U.S. roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put people in danger?...

Snoopy, Peanuts gang, cut loose by MetLife as it retools biz
Snoopy has been handed the pink slip....

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags
DETROIT (AP) -- A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators....

Not boring enough: Investors leave "low-volatility" funds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whoa, give us back our money. We wanted something boring....

Microsoft 1Q profit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its stock on a trajectory toward its all-time high....

EU leaders predict dire future if EU-Canada trade deal fails
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Fearing final rejection by a small Belgian region, leaders of the European Union warned early Friday that if a free trade deal with a close partner like Canada fails it could mean the end of such agreements with any other country....

Mexican peso dances to rhythm of US election campaign
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner....

American Airlines 3Q profit falls on lower revenue
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- More empty seats and higher labor costs are cutting into profit at American Airlines....

AP FACT CHECK: Health insurance costs up, but not doubling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:...

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