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US economy grew at its strongest pace in 2 years

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:01pm

Don't expect much more from the U.S. economy this year — it may have already peaked.

Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:01pm

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.

Stocks give up gains on FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:42am

U.S. stocks quickly turned lower Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails found in a probe of a private server that belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That injected a note of uncertainty just a week and a half before the presidential election.

NY comptroller projects higher Wall Street profits in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:31am

Wall Street is on track to post higher profits this year, ending three straight years of declines.

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

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:31am

Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors — and not employees entitled to vacations — was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers.

Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny

Brian Melley and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:13am

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.

State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill

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

The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior have notified a Wyoming company that they'll seek compensation for damages caused by more than 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline.

Exxon 3Q profit falls 38 percent on lower oil prices

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

Exxon's profit keeps shrinking because of lower oil prices, and the company is responding by sharply cutting investment in future production.

Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway.

Apple raises prices in Britain due to pound's drop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:01am

Apple has raised the prices of its Mac computer range in the U.K. amid the dramatic drop in the value of the pound against the dollar following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Latest: Police poised to remove roadblocks set by protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:01am

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

Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes.

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:41am

For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

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."

Scant support for Venezuelan strike to force out Maduro

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:11am

Some stores were closed and traffic was lighter but for the most part residents of Venezuela's capital ignored calls to stay home Friday to protest President Nicolas Maduro, handing a rare victory to the embattled socialist leader.

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.