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Sales of new homes were flat in September after a surge in August (AP)

New-home Sales Show Little Movement in September

U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

Business
Chiquita bananas (AP)

Chiquita Stockholders Say No to Fyffes Merger

Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

Diversity
Eric Garcia (photo: SBS)

Eric Garcia Appointed as Revenue Chief

Spanish Broadcasting System has appointed Eric Garcia as revenue chief of the radio division while continuing as general manager of SBS New York radio station operations.

Auto Industry
Revamped pickup trucks and SUVs helped to push GM's pretax profit up 12.1 percent to just over $2.4 billion (AP)

GM Profit Nearly Doubles in Q3

Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.

Arts & Entertainment
Joan Jett performs 'Crimson and Clover' with Tommy James (AP)

Joan Jett Still a Rockin' Role Model

The snarlingly sensuous singer-guitarist provided the three-chord thrash as she was named Rocker of the Year at the jubilant Little Kids Rock educational fundraiser.

Career News
Iron workers are in high demand in Kansas (file photo)

Kansas Begging for Skilled Construction Workers

Kansas construction contractors said they are having particular difficulty finding iron workers, project managers, engineers, welders/pipefitters, plumbers and carpenters. ...continue

Rankings
2014 Influentials

2014 Hispanic-Business 50 Influentials

There's no shortage of people to showcase in our Influentials feature every year. The difficult part is narrowing down the list to just 50 people who will make the final cut.

Politics
Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP)

Putin Says US Undermines Global Stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.

Technology
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (AP)

Cloud Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled in the last quarter.

Sports
Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink

Salvador Perez Knows the Sweet Smell of Success

The All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals had a four-hit game after Alcides Escobar sprayed him with Victoria's Secret perfume late in the 2013 season.

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