AP Top Business News at 4:37 p.m. EDT

Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television among a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones....

Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide....

More changes await Twitter users as service tries to grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered service favored by journalists, celebrities, politicians and cranks tries to broaden its appeal and attract advertisers....

Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market - including slowing U.S. sales, a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups - are hurting the company's bottom line....

Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found....

Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules
NEW YORK (AP) -- New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking....

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch-sensitive strip above the keyboard, as the company aims to spark consumer interest in a product line that's often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone....

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers....

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It can be a frightening call to get - and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans....

Election year fatigue? Blame it in part on the race of 1840
NEW YORK (AP) -- Presidential elections are a foundation of American democracy dating back to George Washington....

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