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Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

(AP) — U.S. stock indexes are closing higher as big companies turn in encouraging quarterly results.

Police: Safely complete online sales in our lobby

(AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

(AP) — Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

Report faults Red Cross response to Isaac, Sandy

(AP) — The American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and often seemed more focused on public relations than on helping storm victims, according to a report from investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR published Wednesday, the second anniversary of Sandy.

For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

(AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

(AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals 


(AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping

(AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.

AP IMPACT: US health care unprepared for Ebola 


(AP) — The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off luxury brand Ferrari

(AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.