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  • For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.

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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • Oranges sit on the ground damaged by a severe cold snap.

    A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

  • Arizona Seeks to Lure California Businesses East

    Phoenix, Arizona, has offered up to 100 free trips to California CEOs to check out the workforce there, lower taxes and incentives for creating jobs. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    There may not be a more contentious issue between President Obama and Mitt Romney in this election than taxes. Here's what each of them have said they would do about taxes.

  • Which Candidate Is Better for Gold?

    Congress has failed  to come up with any kind of comprehensive policy on immigration, and it looks like it won't do so anytime soon.  However, that hasn't stopped the presidential candidates taking a position on the hot button issue.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.

  • *European Commission clears Glybera for ultra rare disease. The formal clearance from the European Commission paves the way for a launch next summer of the treatment for an ultra rare genetic disease that will cost around 1.2 million euros per patient, a new record for pricey modern medicines.

  • *No crowds in lower Manhattan after storm. *Businesses try to cope without power. NEW YORK, Oct 31- The residents and business owners of lower Manhattan who have lost their electricity this week are beginning to adjust to life in an unfamiliar place: ``Blackout City.''.

  • HENDERSON, Nev.-- This suburb in a battleground state is pockmarked with half-built subdivisions, foreclosed homes and voters like Leslie Levin. But here and in hotly contested Florida, the damage to the housing market is still painfully visible.

  • *Home prices rise for 7th month in a row. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. home prices gained further traction in August, the latest sign that the housing market is on the mend, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in August, the latest sign that the housing market is on the mend, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. S&P 500 futures edged up following the data, but the stock market will be closed for a second day in a row in the wake of a powerful storm that hit the east coast.

  • Travelers is the third-largest insurer in New York for both personal home and auto and commercial lines of insurance, and the second-largest in Connecticut. Weather is unlikely to interfere with claims processing, a spokesman said, even though the company is headquartered in New Jersey, Chubb has a major center in Arizona that can handle claims as needed.

  • BERLIN, Oct 28- With the U.S. presidential election too close to call, hundreds of thousands of Americans living in Europe have been posting their absentee ballots with a sense that they could truly make a difference on Nov. 6.

  • FRESNO, Calif.-- Two decades ago, Mi Pueblo Food Center began modestly as a small butcher shop run by an illegal immigrant. "We are feeling what is happening to us in a way that most companies might not, because we are founded by an immigrant and depend on immigrants to survive," said Perla Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the San Jose, Calif- based company.

  • WAYZATA, Minn.-- Shares of TCF Financial Corp. rose Friday after the regional bank said its third-quarter net income tumbled 71 percent, hurt by hefty charges, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions. Wayzata, Minn.- based bank posted a profit attributable to common shareholders of $9.3 million, or 6 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30.

  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-- Months after the federal Indian Health Service said it was finalizing a policy that would make emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian women, advocates say they're still waiting.

  • NEW YORK-- A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.