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Wall St. ends lower, S&P 500 falls for third straight day

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with consumer staples leading the S&P 500 down to its third straight daily loss, as investors grew concerned about the pace of global economic growth. | Video

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Barclays takes $77 million hit from British and U.S. fines

LONDON/NEW YORK - British bank Barclays was hit with a combined $77 million in fines from British and U.S. regulators on Tuesday as the lender continues to be dogged by problems from its past.

Fed officials take aim at regulations for small banks

ST. LOUIS - Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday offered their support to the nation's community banks, acknowledging that the complex financial reform effort is saddling small lenders with a heavy supervision load.

Tesco-style accounting risks well known in retail industry

LONDON - Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster.

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EU's Almunia says may probe Google's non-search services

BRUSSELS - Google Inc, the target of an EU antitrust investigation into its internet search engine, may face further scrutiny over its other services following several complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday.

Euro zone growth slows as Chinese factories trundle on

LONDON/BEIJING - Euro zone business growth dipped to a 2014 low in September as firms again cut prices, while factory activity in China picked up only slightly, surveys showed, keeping the spotlight on policymakers' plans for economic stimulus. | Video

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Why quitters are good for the economy

This week Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene quit her job—on-air, complete with a curse—in order to work full-time in support of Alaska’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana.