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Andrew Madoff dies of cancer in NYC

(AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

US stock market ends slightly lower Tuesday

(AP) — Concerns over weaker global economic growth appeared to outweigh a pair of strong reports on the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging stocks to a tiny loss.

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most 


(AP) — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.

Home Depot investigates credit-card data breach 


(AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.

McDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers

(AP) — McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation.

Obama names first Asian American EEOC chair

(AP) — Jenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian American to lead that agency.

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

(AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

(AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

(AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years 


(AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.