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U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a key measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth.

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Goldman, BASF, HSBC accused of metals price fixing: U.S. lawsuit

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc , Germany's BASF SE and two other big platinum and palladium dealers have been sued in the United States in what the plaintiff's law firm called the first nationwide class action over alleged price-fixing of the metals.

U.S. regulator: Chrysler recall delay hikes air bag risk

DETROIT - Chrysler Group LLC must expand its regional recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Ackman's Pershing Square sees big payoff from Allergan deal

BOSTON - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014.

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U.S. FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

NEW YORK - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed requiring a fix for Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a move prompted by "numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors" on the high-tech plane's wings.

Exclusive: Online protest delays EU plan to resolve U.S. trade row

BRUSSELS - European campaigners against an EU-U.S. accord have held up progress towards the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultation that EU officials had hoped would help them unblock a key issue.

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