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US stocks climb to record as Treasuries decline

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The S&P 500 index rose to a record as gains in oil and copper drove a gauge of commodities to a six-month high. Treasuries fell after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested gradual rate increases are warranted despite soft inflation. The pound broke a five-day winning...


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AP Exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

College Corruption Basketball

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own...


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Listing how each top NCAA school is reacting to hoops probe

College Corruption Basketball

The Associated Press asked 84 top universities with major basketball programs as well as six top conferences about their response to a federal corruption scandal that has overshadowed college hoops as the season gets ready to begin. Of 64 schools that responded, 28 said the probe prompted their own...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 22,960.12 Low: 22,887.12 Close: 22,956.96 Change: +85.24 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2557.64 +4.47 NYSE Index: 12,359.53 +7.53 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6624.00 +18.20 NYSE Amer Composite: 2655.32 +5.34 Russell 2000 Index: 1502.68 +0.02 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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Weinstein Co. in sale talks with private equity firm Colony

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Weinstein Company is in talks with Colony Capital to sell all or much of the besieged studio to the private equity firm after the movie company has seen its brand blotted by accusations that former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed women over decades....


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Waiting to upgrade to the iPhone 8? You're not alone.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. We all know the drill: Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone, and eager buyers rush to pick it up. At least, that’s how it normally goes. But this year, the older model iPhone 7 is enjoying a new sales bump while the new iPhone 8 line isn’t flying off shelves at...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Monday, October 16, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.85, unchanged; hard red winter 4.35, down 5; DNS 5.70, down 5; hard white 4.55, down 5; BURLEY __ soft white 3.89, unchanged; hard red...


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HelloFresh is said to predict surpassing Blue Apron in US

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. HelloFresh, the meal-kit startup backed by Rocket Internet that plans an initial public offering in Frankfurt, is telling investors that it’s set to overtake its rival Blue Apron Inc. in the U.S. in the near term. HelloFresh generated sales of 143 million euros ($169 million)...


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Only son of Philippine dictator Marcos eyes top job

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. More than three decades after a popular uprising ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son is girding for a return to the presidential palace where he grew up. While the next election to replace President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t due until 2022, Ferdinand Marcos Jr....


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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change

Trump Country Voices

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year’s worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and...


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