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  • LONDON, Oct 2- British companies expect a surge in output in the final quarter of the year despite a slowdown in the three months to September, a survey showed, the latest sign that the country's economy is largely coping with the shock vote to leave the European Union. The Confederation of British Industry said on Sunday its growth indicator, based on a poll of...

  • LOS ANGELES— Superhero Luke Cage can thank Netflix's engineers for coming to his rescue. In a Twitter message posted at about 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, Netflix acknowledged it was aware of streaming issues and was working quickly to solve them. Shortly before 6 p.m. EDT, Netflix tweeted that not all superheroes wear capes, adding, "Engineers to the rescue.

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007, churned across the Caribbean on Saturday on a path expected to put it over Jamaica and Haiti on Monday. The hurricane could also affect tourist destinations such as Montego Bay in the north and the southwest coast of flood-prone Haiti...

  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— Federal rail officials found dozens of violations during an audit focusing on New Jersey Transit's safety and operations, months before a commuter train crashed, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 others, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who was familiar with an audit by the Federal Railroad...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Jamaicans were bracing on Saturday for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, as it approached that island as well as Haiti and Cuba, bringing winds reaching 140 miles per hour, powerful enough to wreck homes. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make landfall as a major storm on Monday on...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, but with winds reaching 145 miles per hour, locals braced for the arrival of a storm forecasters warned was powerful enough to wreck homes. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make landfall...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 1- India started its biggest ever telecoms airwaves auction on Saturday, receiving 535.31 billion rupees worth of bids on the first day of the sale, a senior government official said. Market leaders Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone's local unit and Idea Cellular Ltd are pitted against new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in the battle for airwaves to...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 1- The head of Germany's financial regulator warned on Saturday of negative perceptions that could lead to downward spirals on the markets, at the end of a week that saw Deutsche Bank shares battered by a crisis of confidence. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper due to be published on Sunday, the head of Bafin,...

  • Everything, that is, except permission to be on the federal land in North Dakota. Federal officials say they won't evict the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, due to free speech reasons, even though it's on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers that many Native Americans believe is still rightfully...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A Virginia- based mosquito control company says its hopes to franchise operations in Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health says 23 cases of Zika have been reported in Mississippi to date. And that has prompted Mosquito Joe to seek franchise candidates in Jackson, Brandon, Gulfport and Biloxi.

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed towards Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 145 miles per hour, islanders braced for its arrival as forecasters warned the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed towards Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes and islanders braced for its arrival. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make...

  • Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank -media.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 1- German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday. The government denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that it was working on a rescue plan for Germany's biggest...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Texas businessman Sam Wyly has agreed to pay $198.1 million to resolve claims by U.S. securities regulators that he engaged in a long-running securities fraud to hide trades in companies he controlled using offshore trusts, according to a court filing. The settlement is subject to approval by SEC commissioners and a federal bankruptcy judge in...

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's ministry of defence said on Saturday that construction work will begin on the country's new nuclear submarines, announcing nearly 1.3 billion pounds of new investment with defence firm BAE Systems. Lawmakers backed renewing Britain's ageing nuclear weapons system earlier this year, a multi-billion pound project regarded as key to...

  • NEW DELHI— Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes as part of a one-time opportunity to come clean under a government scheme, India's finance minister said Saturday. The declarations of the "black money" by 64,275 people came in a four-month window that ended...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1- Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed towards Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes as islanders braced for its arrival. Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, was forecast to make...

  • MADRID, Oct 1- Amancio Ortega, Europe's richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex, has bought one of Madrid's most famous skyscrapers for 490 million euros through his property investment arm, a source said. Pontegadea Inmobiliaria declined to comment on the reported purchase of the tower- known as " Cepsa Tower" after the oil refiner...