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Analysts see GDP report as pointing to rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:31am

One analyst says the latest report on economic growth "points to an economy that may be gaining traction -- at last."

Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:31am

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.

Volkswagen introduces new American-built 7-passenger SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:11am

Volkswagen took a big step toward recovering from its emissions-cheating scandal by introducing a new seven-passenger SUV.

Ex-UK leader says voters should be able to reconsider Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:01am

Britain's former leader, Tony Blair, said Friday that the nation's voters should be given another chance to weigh in on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as US economy gains steam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit

Rahim Faiez and Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:51am

Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt.

BMW recalls over 154K vehicles because engines could stall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:42am

BMW is recalling more than 154,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a wiring problem that can cause engines to stall.

More than 18,000 Spokane homes at high risk from wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:41am

More than 18,000 homes in the Spokane region are at high risk of wildfire damage.

GE, Alphabet lead stocks higher after strong economic report

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:41am

U.S. stocks are rising Friday after the government said the economy broke out of its recent slump and grew faster than expected during the third quarter. Industrial and technology companies are making some of the largest gains as General Electric and Alphabet climb. Health care companies are sinking after weak results from prescription drug maker McKesson and biotech giant Amgen.

AutoNation to sell its own parts, add used car centers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:41am

With U.S. new-car sales leveling off after hitting a record last year, the nation's largest auto dealership chain is looking for new growth by expanding into stand-alone used car dealers and selling its own brand of replacement parts.

EU anti-trust regulators probe ChemChina's Syngenta takeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:31am

European Union anti-trust regulators are investigating whether state-owned ChemChina's buyout of Swiss chemical giant Syngenta could reduce competition in crop protection products.

Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:13am

Wielding batons and firing rounds of tear gas, Pakistani riot police on Friday clashed with stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who rallied in the capital in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.

Tax on a haircut? Missouri voters weigh sales tax limits

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:11am

Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting.

Belgian region lawmakers approve EU-Canada trade pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:05am

Lawmakers in the Belgian region that held up an important new trade pact between the European Union and Canada officially approved the deal Friday.

UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wage

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:01am

Uber drivers in Britain should get paid vacation days and be guaranteed a minimum wage, a tribunal said Friday, in a ruling that tests the limits of the so-called "gig economy," in which companies rely on individual to work as self-employed contractors without safety nets.

Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:52am

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:51am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Protesters use burned vehicles to block highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:51am

The Latest on the protests at the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

Jeff Martin and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:51am

Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.