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British economy grows more than expected after Brexit vote

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:42am

Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the three months after its vote to leave the European Union despite concern that uncertainty would weigh on business activity.

Volkswagen raises earnings outlook as it returns to profit

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:31am

Volkswagen raised its earnings outlook Thursday after bouncing back to a profit of 2.34 billion euros ($2.55 billion) in the third quarter from a large loss a year earlier, when it took a big charge from its car emissions scandal.

IMF, US Treasury chiefs visit Gulf amid oil price slowdown

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:10am

Oil-rich Gulf countries face further economic strain as crude prices remain low, requiring them to cut back spending and raise money other ways, the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury have said in recent visits to the region.

Talks continue on day EU-Canada trade deal was to be signed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51am

Talks to have one of Belgium's regions lift a veto on the European Union's free trade deal with Canada continue on the day that the landmark agreement was supposed to be officially signed in Brussels.

UNHCR shipping aid to Iraqis displaced by Mosul campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51am

The United Nations' refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected by the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.

Deutsche Bank makes profit, strengthens capital buffers

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:41am

Deutsche Bank, under pressure from an impending settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, reported 278 million euros ($303 million) in net profit for the third quarter as it strengthened its financial buffers against loss.

British statistics agency: economy grew 0.5 percent in third quarter despite fears of Brexit slowdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:40am

British statistics agency: economy grew 0.5 percent in third quarter despite fears of Brexit slowdown.

Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:31am

Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge 7 percent.

Spain's jobless rate drops to 19 pct ahead of new govt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:10am

Spain's unemployment rate has dropped to 18.9 percent in the third quarter from 20 percent in the previous three-month period, the lowest rate in six years and welcome news for acting premier Mariano Rajoy as he looks to begin a second term in office this week.

Lufthansa cancels 100s of flights at budget unit Eurowings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:00am

German airline Lufthansa has canceled hundreds of flights at its budget unit Eurowings, affecting some 40,000 passengers, because of a strike by cabin crew.

Trump, Clinton view his business career much differently

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:00am

Donald Trump says his new Washington hotel serves as a testament to why he should be president. Hillary Clinton says Trump is "the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy."

Policy Prescriptions Trump and Clinton on global trade

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50am

Donald Trump wants to blow up the way the United States does business with the rest of the world.

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50am

Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it.

Federal tech innovation service to be led by Ex-Pixar exec

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40am

A former Pixar executive who won the first ever Oscar for software is taking over a U.S. government agency responsible for improving federal digital technology.

Sale or no sale, changes could come to Twitter users

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:20am

Sale or no sale, Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered communications service tries to broaden its appeal to more people and advertisers.

Barclays says core earnings fall 73 percent in 3rd quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:00am

Barclays says earnings from its core operations fell 73 percent in the third quarter as it took a 320 million-pound ($392 million) charge for bad debts in its U.S. and U.K. credit card businesses.

Asian stocks mostly lower as investors mull company earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:51am

Stocks retreated in most Asian markets on Thursday as investors assessed a fresh round of corporate earnings from major companies across the region.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 troubles, by the numbers

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:40am

Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, saying the company still does not know what is causing the problem.

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41pm

A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate.

Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:30pm

Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline were bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.