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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should President Barack Obama repudiate the remarks about Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu made by a senior administration official? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
99%
No:
1%
Total Votes: 11,094

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think state supreme court justices should be appointed by the governor or elected by the people?

Elected:
67%
Appointed:
33%
Total Votes: 8,069