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Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:52am

A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

Media mogul Sumner Redstone's firm is calling for CBS and Viacom to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.

Push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two New York media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.

Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:42am

Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve _ and desperation

Aomar Ouali and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

OPEC's unexpected agreement to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve — and even desperation — to try to guide oil prices higher. But don't expect triple-digit crude anytime soon.

Spain's central bank warns of cost of political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:34am

Spain's central bank has warned that the political impasse in the country could have negative economic effects.

Volvo recalls 127K vehicles; leak can cause air bag problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

Volvo is recalling about 127,000 cars and SUVs worldwide because the air conditioning can leak water into the vehicles and cause air bags to malfunction.

Wells Fargo CEO faces more criticism from lawmakers

Marcy Gordon and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, told angry lawmakers Thursday the bank is expanding its review of accounts and will evaluate executives' roles.

FCC delays decision on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:21am

Federal regulators have delayed a decision on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes.

Denmark receives Panama Papers data to fight tax dodging

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

Denmark has received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, authorities said Thursday, adding they paid nearly 6 million kroner ($902,500) for it.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Denmark's crown prince couple kick off 2-day Boston trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:00am

Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.

New satellite channel to be talk radio for music fans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music.

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa to fall to 1.6 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:41am

A new World Bank report says economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa is projected to fall to 1.6 percent in 2016, the lowest level in more than two decades. Growth was 3 percent last year.

Hotel workers seek new safety measures after freezer death

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:41am

Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.

AP EXPLAINS: US ceding control of core Internet systems

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:30am

On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems — namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings.

US pending home sales slump in August

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:21am

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.

New Jersey Transit spokeswoman: More than 100 injured, some critically, in Hoboken commuter train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:21am

New Jersey Transit spokeswoman: More than 100 injured, some critically, in Hoboken commuter train crash.

PepsiCo's drinks, snacks boost sales in North America

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:12am

PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations.