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Apple revamps computer line with new MacBook Pro, adds touch screen keys

CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple Inc unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and slimming down the ageing workhorse of its computer notebook line.

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Hyundai, Kia to pay $41.2 million to resolve US states' mileage claims

WASHINGTON Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay $41.2 million to resolve an investigation by 33 U.S. states over the their 2012 mileage restatements, state attorneys general said on Thursday.

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U.S. business spending tepid; labor market firming

WASHINGTON New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods unexpectedly fell in September amid weak demand for computers and electronic products, which could temper expectations for an acceleration in business spending in the fourth quarter.

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Ford, GM pitch new strategies; Wall Street snubs them

DETROIT Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co have worked all year to convince investors that they are no longer prisoners of the U.S. auto market cycle and have solid plans to fend off challenges from Silicon Valley interlopers.

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UPS CEO seeing greater commitment from Obama administration on TPP deal

CHICAGO The top executive at United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday he is seeing a greater commitment from President Barack Obama's administration on getting the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal completed despite negative election campaign rhetoric about free trade agreements.

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Exxon eyes setting up a trading division: FT

Exxon Mobil Corp is weighing building a full-scale trading division as it looks to counter a more than two-year rout in oil prices, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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