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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The company that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate and other online dating sites will pay a $500,000 fine and nearly $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the second-largest health insurer in the United States has agreed to pay a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest health care hack in the nation's history.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt. The owner of Sears and Kmart stores says it will continue to operate through the bankruptcy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending.

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish journalists have been charged with insulting the Turkish nation and institutions for suggesting that a Turkish court may not have acted independently when ruling in the case against an American pastor.

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NEW YORK (AP) — As demand for small businesses increases, so do their selling prices, a sign that owners are reaping the rewards of keeping companies lean and healthy since the recession.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Monday as technology companies continue to slump and the Commerce Department said retail sales remained sluggish in September. The S&P 500 and other major U.S. indexes are coming off their worst week since late March as investors worry about rising i…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to…

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LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union and British foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism Monday that a deal on Britain's departure from the bloc will be found soon but virtually ruled out any agreement at a crunch summit this week.

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PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — China's ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi stock market plunged Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

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CARRICKCARNAN, Ireland (AP) — The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that's proving insanely difficult to overcome.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — On the heels of a horrific limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, the Senate's top Democrat is pointing to glaring gaps in safety data that he says exist because federal officials have not done enough to investigate limo wrecks.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without p…

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The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey has fueled calls for the United States to reconsider arms sales to the kingdom that have been championed by President Donald Trump.

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The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey has fueled calls for the United States to reconsider arms sales to the kingdom that have been championed by President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.

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NEW YORK (AP) — World stocks are climbing Friday after two days of sharp losses. Major U.S. stock indexes are up more than 1 percent, but they're still on track for their biggest one-week loss since late March.

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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and his recent comments were simply a reflection of the fact that he favors low interest rates.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he sees room for a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations next week when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales shrank for a third straight month in September, adding to pressure on the country's leaders who face slowing economic growth and a tariff fight with Washington.