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Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market

NEW YORK (AP) -- After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps....
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Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help....
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Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction....
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Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen....
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Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year....
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McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

NEW YORK (AP) -- After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants....
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Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday....
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5 problems McDonald's is facing in the US

NEW YORK (AP) -- Times are getting leaner for McDonald's....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think it's time Allegheny County Council members receive an increase in their 3-thousand dollar annual expense accounts? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
97%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 109

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?

Repeal Law/Start Over:
64%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
25%
Leave Law as is:
11%
Total Votes: 12,687