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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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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

McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) — After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

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TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

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