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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing mixed as the market stabilizes after three straight drops. At the closing bell the S&P 500 index was up just one one-hundredth of a point at 1,946, essentially unchanged from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down about 3 ½ points to 16,801. The Nasdaq rose eight points to 4,430.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of U.S. crude oil is recovering after going through a rough patch. It slumped earlier in the day, but ended up recovering all of its losses by the close of trading. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 28 cents to $91.01 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell 74 cents to close at $93.42 in London.
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says a data breach affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The New York-based bank says there's no evidence the account information for the affected customers, such as account numbers, passwords or Social Security numbers, was stolen. The bank says it has not seen any unusual customer fraud related to the hack.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is tightening its research guidelines. The move follows the uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if they could change their mood. Facebook says in the past three months it has given researchers clearer guidelines on research procedures and has created an internal panel that will review projects.
ATLANTA (AP) — The firms building a new nuclear plant in South Carolina say their construction costs could grow by more than $1 billion. That development is troubling for a nuclear industry trying to prove it can build new power plants without the cost overruns that plagued its projects decades ago. The plant is a sister project to another facility under construction in Georgia.