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Ford recalls Focus hatchbacks for latch release problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:30am

Ford is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be unlatched too easily while the cars are moving.

House aides: Deal reached to keep US government running

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:30am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide long-delayed money to fight Zika.

The Latest: Obama says people don't give Clinton credit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:21am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

Germany's Lufthansa acquiring remainder of Brussels Airlines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

Germany's Lufthansa says it is taking over Brussels Airlines, exercising its option to acquire the remaining 55 percent stake in its parent company, SN Airholding.

Tie-up of world's biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:00am

A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world's two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Orders for US durable goods slipped slightly in August

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:52am

U.S. factories saw slightly fewer orders for big-ticket manufactured goods in August, with a decline in aircraft orders accounting for the modest slip.

Deutsche Bank relief helps European markets regain footing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:52am

European stock markets brushed aside a mixed performance in Asia earlier Wednesday to post solid gains amid some relief over the financial future of Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank.

Orders to US factories for durable goods edged down in August, as volatile aircraft category causes slight dip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:31am

Orders to US factories for durable goods edged down in August, as volatile aircraft category causes slight dip.

Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:41am

Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever.

World wildlife meeting votes to ban trade in Asian pangolins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:40am

Delegates at a U.N. wildlife conference have voted to ban trade in all four species of Asian pangolins. The small, ant-eating mammal is heavily poached for its meat and scales that are used in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.

Deutsche Bank shares stabilize after deal to sell unit

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:40am

Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.

Old rivalries seen blocking OPEC deal to support oil price

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:40am

Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil prices, as disagreements persist between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Sheriff: Shooter likely knew home targeted belongs to deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

A Georgia sheriff says whoever drove by the home of one of his deputies and riddled it with bullets likely knew a law officer lived there because his marked patrol car was parked in the driveway.

UK's globalized car industry wary of Brexit impact

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

This should be a fine time for British carmakers, with sales increasing nicely, but for one major storm front — the impossible-to-predict ramifications of the country's vote to leave the European Union.

Uber starts food delivery in Japan after ride-share stumbles

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Uber, which has struggled to win Japan over to its ride-sharing service, is hoping to fare better with takeout deliveries.

1 month after floods, urgent aid needed in North Korea

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:02am

A Red Cross official in Pyongyang says more than 70,000 people displaced by severe flooding in North Korea nearly a month ago are urgently in need of supplies and shelter before winter sets in.

No new coal? Objections to Wyoming coal mine to be heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

A state regulatory board plans to consider whether Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades should proceed despite the objections of two landowners.

Shareholders in brewer SABMiller accept AB InBev takeover offer, clearing final hurdle to deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

Shareholders in brewer SABMiller accept AB InBev takeover offer, clearing final hurdle to deal.

French government plans tax cuts in its 2017 budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:40am

The French government is presenting its 2017 budget, including 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in tax cuts that are expected to benefit 5 million low and middle-income households.

Verizon: Call records of 'fewer than 500' customers breached

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman says it appears that "fewer than 500 customers" had their private information accessed in 2014 in a federal computer breach case involving a former Verizon Wireless network technician.