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- More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.
- Pastor Mitch Moore is readying a booth at the rib cookoff and preparing to open a restaurant just a door down from his church. Both require the help of his flock and an anonymous fan of his food.
- If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.
Inside Uber's Fight With Its Chinese Nemesis China’s multibillion-dollar ride-hailing market has erupted into a brawl between Uber and Beijing startup Didi Kuaidi. The two companies are fighting to raise funds for expansion while they compete to woo drivers to their private-car-hailing services and navigate China’s tough regulatory environment.
Union Floats Health-Care Co-op for U.S. Car Makers The United Auto Workers union is pitching Detroit auto makers on a proposed health-care purchasing cooperative as a way to lower employee costs and potentially raise funds to finance worker salary increases.
Syngenta Moves to Calm Disappointed Shareholders Syngenta moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto, saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.
ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged The ECB left its interest rates unchanged at record lows as a sluggish eurozone economy and persistently weak inflation have raised hopes that it will eventually beef up its stimulus programs.
For Russia, Oil Collapse Has Soviet Echoes For most countries, the economic slowdown in China and the accompanying slump in commodity prices represent something between nuisance and pothole. For Russia, they are a catastrophe, writes Greg Ip.
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