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Macy's to head overseas with branch in Abu Dhabi

(AP) — The Middle East is getting the world's first Macy's department store outside the United States, and just for good measure, its second Bloomingdale's too.

S&P 500 ends with slight loss on oil, Europe woes 


(AP) — Lower oil prices and more gloomy economic news from Europe tugged the U.S. stock market to a slight loss on Monday.

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings 


(AP) — Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon 


(AP) — The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.

Obama taking action to push manufacturing 


(AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.

Dunkin' plans 'Croissant Donut' — not a 'Cronut'

(AP) — Dunkin' Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don't call it a "Cronut."

Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM

(AP) — Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year.

Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

(AP) — Chiquita has sealed a deal to be acquired by two Brazilian companies for about $681 million, with the U.S.-based banana producer expected to go private by the end of this year or early next.

US official: Auto safety agency under review 


(AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches.

Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks up

(AP) — The stock market is closing out its best week in almost two years as earnings gains from Microsoft and others got investors in a buying mood.