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US stocks log biggest gain of the year; Apple up

(AP) — The stock market had its best day of the year as investors applauded solid earnings from U.S. companies and economic growth in China.

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network 


First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

Harley-Davidson tops 3Q net income expectations

(AP) — Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter.

New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans 


(AP) — Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.

McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide 


(AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 


(AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

America says no to cappuccino potato chips 


(AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

(AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

(AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.

Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit 


(AP) — McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world.