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12 minutes ago // The Province

business Bear cub strolls through Oregon drug store; police catch little moving bruin in shopping cart

Witnesses say the cub first showed up at a nearby hotel, hopped out a window and crossed the street to the Rite Aid

12 minutes ago // The Province

business Untold story of Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash told in new Russian documentary

The mainstream consensus is that Kremlin-backed Ukrainian separatists shot down the plane with a surface-to-air missile provided by Russia's government

12 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Dow Chemical Results Top Expectations

Dow Chemical, which has been selling off assets and streamlining its operations, said its profit rose as sales thrived across the companys segments.

15 minutes ago // Reuters

business U.S. Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK Reuters - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank.

17 minutes ago // UPI

business Brazil, Argentina to strenghten aerospace cooperation; talk Gripen deal

Richard TomkinsGAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil, Oct. 22 UPI -- Brazil and Argentina are to strengthen their cooperation in the aerospace sector, including Brazil's expected production of Sweden's Gripen fighters.

20 minutes ago // ABC

business How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Wednesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes did Wednesday

22 minutes ago // ABC

business FedEx, UPS Make Plans for a Better Holiday Season

After rocky season last year, FedEx and UPS look to improve their performance during holidays

24 minutes ago // Reuters

business SAFT ON WEALTH -Earnings day is a moveable feast

Oct 22 Reuters - If companies ran Christmas the way they run their earnings announcements, Santa Claus would usually come early, but when he is late, watch out!

28 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Lockheed Martin challenges contract to Raytheon

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 Reuters - Lockheed Martin Corp on Wednesday said it had filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office GAO challenging the Air Force's decision to pick Raytheon Co to develop a new long-range radar.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business Slide in energy sector drags stock market lower

Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 5-U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

NEW YORK, Oct 22 Reuters - U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

business Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

NEW YORK Reuters - U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

37 minutes ago // The Province

business Closing Bell: TSX tumbles 236 points, market steps back after series of solid gains

The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 200 points Wednesday as markets gave back a chunk of gains collected over the previous four days of solid, triple-digit advances

38 minutes ago // The Washington Post

business How Twitter and Google want to move beyond the password

Nearly everyone hates passwords -- they're hard to remember and can lead to major security headaches when users don't practice good digital hygiene such as using a unique password for each service. Now Google and Twitter have both unveiled new toolsfor moving beyond themuch maligned password, or at least for making them more secure.

42 minutes ago // The New York Times

business Solar Energy Discounts Become Employee Perk in New Program

Conceived at the World Wildlife Fund, the initiative uses bulk purchasing power to allow for discounts on home systems.

45 minutes ago // Boston Herald

business Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

NEW YORK Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.A slide in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. Eight of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by a 1.7 percent drop in energy. Small-company stocks also fell as traders unloaded riskier assets.

46 minutes ago // Reuters

business Polycom reports profit on demand for personal devices

Oct 22 Reuters - Video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc reported a quarterly profit, helped by a rise in demand for its personal devices.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

business Security software maker Fortinet's results beat estimates

Oct 22 Reuters - Security software maker Fortinet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as businesses spent more to protect their networks and data.

48 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Colombia could lower oil price projections for 2015, 2016

BOGOTA, Oct 22 Reuters - Colombia may revise down its projections for the price of oil in 2015 and 2016, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Wednesday, feeding concerns that the economy will face further revenue shortfalls because of falling crude output.

49 minutes ago // Reuters

business CANADA STOCKS-TSX dives as Ottawa shootings, energy drop hit sentiment

TSX down 235.64 points, or 1.62 percent, at 14,312.07 All 10 main index sectors decline Energy shares slide with price of oil By John Tilak TORONTO, Oct 22 Reuters - Canada's main stock index fell hard on Wednesday after a four-day winning streak, hit by news of deadly shootings in Ottawa and a sharp selloff in energy shares after oil prices tumbled. Investors also digested monetary policy commentary from the Bank of Canada. The Canadian central bank dropped any refe

50 minutes ago // Reuters

business Divided SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending

WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.

52 minutes ago // Boston Herald

business Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

SAN JOSE, Calif. Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is similar to the way that Gmail currently separates promotional emails from other communications sent to its users.

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Ex-Im Bank's Uncertain Future Worries Small Firms

A decision by Congress to extend the Export-Import Bank only temporarily is raising concern among business owners who say they rely on the credit agency to lower the risks of exporting.

53 minutes ago // ABC

business Visa Increases Dividend by 20 Percent

Visa increases quarterly dividend by 20 percent to 48 cents per share

56 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

AT&T lowered its revenue outlook for the year, pointing to fewer-than-expected sign-ups for its no-contract Next wireless plans that require customers to pay full price for their smartphones.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares falter as Wall St tumbles; bond prices fall

U.S. bond prices fall as consumer prices edge up Adds close of U.S. markets

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business Bits Blog: Google Wants Inbox to Be Your Email System for the Next Decade

Google has created a new app for people to manage their overflowing inboxes.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

business Target rolls out free shipping for all orders during holidays

Target Corp. rolled out free shipping as the holiday season gets underway in an effort to lure shoppers to its website and turn around its business after months of turmoil over a huge data breach.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Officials Urge Nationwide Air Bag Recall

Law makers and safety advocates are calling for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped air bags that can explode too violently as the number of U.S. vehicles with potentially defective air bags jumped to 7.8 million.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business AT&T revenue rises less than expected

WASHINGTON Reuters - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than wall street anticipated as a wave of subscribers signed up for equipment financing plans that charge lower service fees.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-AT&T revenue rises less than expected

New throughout, updates share price, adds information on subscribers, background

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

AT&T lowered its revenue outlook for the year, pointing to fewer-than-expected customers signing up for its no-contract Next plans that require consumers to pay full price for their smartphones.

1 hour ago // UPI

business Northrop Grumman LITEF producing system for Airbus Helicopters

Richard TomkinsORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22 UPI -- A new attitude and heading reference system for aircraft from Northrop Grumman's German subsidiary has been ordered by Airbus Helicopters.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business CORRECTED-Mega harvest leaves U.S. farmers battling bugs in storage bins

Corrects paragraph 9 to show that Centynal is applied as grain is being placed in storage instead of after it has been placed there

1 hour ago // ABC

business Six Flags and Yahoo Are Big Market Movers

Six Flags Entertaiment, Yahoo, Boulder Brands, 3D Systems and ETrade are big market movers

1 hour ago // Reuters

business U.S. prosecutors probing Takata Corp over misleading statements: WSJ

NEW YORK Reuters - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective airbags it sold to automakers including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.