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AP Business Headlines
HONG KONG (AP) -- The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said....
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower....
HONG KONG (AP) -- Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China....
MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars....
DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September....
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Coca-Cola, bowing to pressure from lead investor Warren Buffett, announced changes to its executive-pay plan that will result in fewer stock awards.
Drug companies are racing to create vaccines to stifle a deadly swine virus that has roiled the U.S. meat industry and pushed pork prices to record highs.
American consumers are buying new cars and trucks at the strongest pace in years, offsetting car makers' troubles elsewhere and leading the biggest U.S. auto maker to forecast fat profits ahead.
Prices of goods leaving the eurozone's factory gates continued to fall in August, an indication that the currency area is set to remain mired in a state of very low inflation.
The BOE asked the government for powerful new tools to curb real-estate lending, underscoring concern over the potential risk to the U.K. economy from the housing market.
CNNMoney Headlines
Jennifer Moberg rushed home from Afghanistan to join in pro-democracy protests.
At a bad time for the NFL, it gets some very good news: an eight-year, multi-billion dollar deal.
Adam Sandler has agreed to produce and star in four feature films that will be released exclusively on Netflix.
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.
NY Times Business Headlines
Inflated applications can mean that some of the most vulnerable borrowers are saddled with auto loans they can never afford to repay.

The German tech company’s initial public offering, one of the largest in the country in more than a decade, has tested European investors’ appetite for Internet companies.

The lender is the latest challenger to larger, more traditional banks in Britain to plan to list its shares. It expects to raise about $242 million and to offer about 25 percent of its capital.

The company plans to announce on Thursday that it has struck a deal with the comedian to produce and star in four new feature films that will appear exclusively on the streaming service.

The decision by a federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to Calpers, California’s giant state-led pension system, which has been leading efforts to preserve defined-benefit pensions nationwide.
USA Today Business Headlines
Chrysler and GM September sales beat expected industry pace.
Stocks dropped as global growth fears grow and Hong Kong standoff drags on.
Despite having 5 of the 6 worst one-day drops in the S&P 500, the month has seen 0.4% gains.
Some Dow stocks are taking a larger brunt of the pain
There's nothing like a spreading viral infection to chill the traveler's desire to hop on a plane or check into a hotel
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