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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

October 22, 2014

Business

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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

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Correction: Air Bag Recall story
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. She was 51 years old, not 46.

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FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A drop in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. Small-company stocks also fell as traders unloaded riskier assets.

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Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

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Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.

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Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.

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