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US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally

(AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games 


(AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba 


(AP) — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services 


(AP) — T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

(AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones 


(AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack 


(AP) — The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks 


(AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

(AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

(AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.