Global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan
LONDON (AP) -- Global stocks spiked sharply higher Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a fresh stimulus to boost the country's flagging economy....
US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year....
Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength
NEW YORK (AP) -- ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production....
Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon....
AbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations
The drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014 forecast that also extends well beyond what analysts predict....
Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal
Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes....
Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags
DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment....
Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plummeting national currency....
Anonymous White House criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew condemnation in Israel is roiling Washington politics, putting the Obama Administration on the defensive and prompting Congressional demands for President Barack Obama to repudiate the remarks. Meanwhile Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the inappropriate comment and went on to express his frustration with a pattern of leaks coming out of the administration with regards to Israel, a problem many have said has contributed to increased tensions between the two allies.
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