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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Bankrate Inc. fell 13.7 percent to $11.92. Noranda Aluminum Holdings Corp. fell 8.3 percent to $5.16. Douglas ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile ...

  • Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, sparks looting
    Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, sparks looting

    By Gerardo Esquerre CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after injuring dozens of people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area. Fierce winds felled trees, buffeting homes and businesses, as one of the worst storms ever to hit the luxury retreats of Los Cabos battered Mexico's northwestern coast with heavy rains. Odile has weakened from a Category 4 to Category 1 hurricane since Sunday, but the U.S. ...

  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar
    Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in ...

  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound
    Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

  • Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive
    Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

  • Action against Islamic State would prevent genocide-NATO
    Action against Islamic State would prevent genocide-NATO

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Military intervention against Islamic State militants could be justified on the grounds of self-defense or preventing a campaign "pretty close to genocide", NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday. Rasmussen said the threat posed by Islamic State "requires a military response to degrade and defeat this terrorist organization" but he said NATO as an organization would not be undertaking military strikes against the group. "We are not considering ... a leading NATO role in this operation. ...

  • How to throw away a fortune
    How to throw away a fortune

    Ready to waste money? Here are some surefire strategies.

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