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Apple's quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After stumbling in 2016, Apple is betting on a better year ahead....

Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation....

Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

Consumer stocks fall as Whirlpool, GM and others skid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shaky results from consumer companies dragged the U.S. stock market lower on Tuesday as shares of well-known names like appliance maker Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour suffered their worst declines in years....

New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: 'We're sorry'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is "sorry for the pain" that the bank's employees have suffered as a result of the company's sales practices scandal....

US home prices rose in August, lifted by dwindling supply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more home buyers competed for fewer available properties....

Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution....

Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired
DETROIT (AP) -- Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death....

Target plays up value for the holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) -- From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers that it's the place for deals....

Missouri's American Royal horse exhibition moving to Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- One of Kansas City's most venerable cultural institutions, the annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition, is moving to Kansas from Missouri, officials announced Tuesday....

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