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Dow, S&P edge back up to record highs
U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index back into record territory. It was the second record-high close for the Dow this week and the third for the S&P 500. The modest gains erased losses from the day before, pushing the three major...
By Alex Veiga The Associated Press FULL STORY
Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road
NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to trave...
By Scott Mayerowitz and Michael Liedtke The Associated Press FULL STORY
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny
WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Members of the Senate meet Thursday to scrutinize the recent, u...
By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gap names heads of namesake brand, Banana Republic
NEW YORK — Gap Inc. cut its full-year profit outlook Thursday after reporting a sales shortfall in the fiscal third quarter and announced management changes at its Gap and Banana Republic brands. As part of the executive overhaul, Jeff Kirwan, 48, will become global president for the Gap brand in...
By Anne D’Innocenzio The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hearing draws apology, admission in air bag mess
WASHINGTON — The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata’s senior vice president of quality, said t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz
NEW YORK — Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza. Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the largest breadth of the season’s bargains from TVs to clothing. Shop...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear
ATLANTA — Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by. Although phone manufacturers are trying to help by building in tools for better s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of President Obama's expansive executive actions on immigration unveiled Thursday?

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Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging ..
Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demo..
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