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User growth not much to Tweet about

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company’s stock price late Monday.

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Dunkin’ rolls out ‘Croissant Donut’

NEW YORK (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.”

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Pending home sales rise modestly in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up only slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.

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Toyota tops Consumer Reports rankings

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

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6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

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Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

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Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

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Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella’s push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

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Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

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PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) — PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

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Restaurant, brew pub opening at Orchard Valley

Restaurant, brew pub opening at Orchard Valley

DJ Singh is all about lifestyle. 

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NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• 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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Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

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Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015 Comments 0 Comments

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