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World stocks gain as focus shifts to Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, buoyed by solid U.S. corporate earnings and as investors waited for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy. (...)

Marlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. (...)

Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short

NEW YORK (AP) — After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. (...)

Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week. (...)

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. (...)

Marlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. (...)

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Stocks mostly gain after Fed ends stimulus

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Thursday, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's announcement it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike. (...)

Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

NEW YORK (AP) — The threat of rising interest rates is raising real fears about real-estate mutual funds. (...)

Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 200 points. (...)

Stocks slip after Fed statement; Dollar gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help. Gold and bond prices fell and the dollar jumped against other major currencies as investors anticipated higher interest rates. (...)

Stocks waver as investors await Fed statement

NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes traded in a tight range as investors waited for word from the Federal Reserve and mulled over a mixed batch of corporate earnings results. (...)

US stocks are mixed in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock. (...)

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LeBron set for Cavs season opener with closure

CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure. (...)

Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Flyers 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night. (...)

Georgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. (...)

Panthers edge Coyotes 2-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Scottie Upshall scored at 10:56 of the third period and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in front of another small crowd and the Florida Panthers earned a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. (...)

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey. (...)

San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to shoulder roared as one. (...)

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