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Wall St. rallies 1 percent; S&P up for fourth straight day

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains as Apple and Texas Instruments jumped following their results.

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Staples says probing possible payment card data breach

- Staples Inc is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Two more lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata for air bag defect

DETROIT - The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars.

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EU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse for taking part in cartels

BRUSSELS - JPMorgan , UBS and Credit Suisse were fined a total of 94 million euros ($120 million) by the European Commission for taking part in cartels in the financial sector.

Tough U.S. rivalries, China food scandal pound McDonald's

- McDonald's Corp's - which has not given investors many reasons to sing the fast-food chain's "I'm lovin' it" jingle - on Tuesday said quarterly profit dropped by nearly one-third and warned that global restaurant sales will fall again in October.

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NY Fed spotted JPMorgan 'Whale' risks four years before scandal: report

WASHINGTON - The New York Federal Reserve knew about risks J.P. Morgan faced from certain credit derivative exposure as early as 2008, but failed to act properly to head them off, the central bank's inspector general said on Tuesday.

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What could be sweeter than sugar?

The top sugar brand in the United States, Domino Sugar, has announced it is joining the diet bandwagon by launching a no-calorie, "natural" sweetener line extracted from Paraguay's stevia plant.