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Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing has made an emergency return to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy…

A judge has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of lawsuits

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, suggesting it was politically motivated and accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by…

Facebook says it expects to name the first members of a quasi-independent oversight board by year-end

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House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify about grounded plane

House committee wants Boeing CEO Muilenburg to testify next month about the grounded 737 Max

Progress reported in contract talks between GM…

The strike against General Motors by 49,000 auto workers stretched into a second day, but the two sides appeared to be making progress

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate…

The Trump administration is poised revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy

Football carries television networks until start…

The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

In a government survey, more than half of airline customer-service agents say they have been threatened by passengers in the last year

US stock indexes edge up as oil gives up half of…

U.S. stock indexes ticked closer to record heights on Tuesday, but the modest moves belied plenty of churning underneath

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stock indexes ticked closer to record heights on Tuesday, as oil prices gave back nearly half their huge gains from a day earlier

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists…

President Trump has named six former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts in less than three years, outpacing what his most recent predecessors did in eight

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'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on…

Some of the money in Purdue Pharma's proposed multibillion-dollar opioid settlement would come from the continued sale of opioids

WeWork delays its IPO amid tepid investor interest

Public debut for WeWork is put on hold as the company attempts to generate investor enthusiasm

Markets Right Now: Stocks notch small gains; oil falls

Stocks are closing a lackluster session Tuesday with small gains as investors await a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.

The Latest: Eurotunnel tests new 'digital border…

Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Duke Energy plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030

Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding…

A new report says a growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens

Jailed tycoon and professor in Tunisia's…

Jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied will advance to Tunisia's presidential runoff, sending the North African nation's young democracy into an unprecedented electoral battle

US economy could shrug off oil prices if…

Oil prices slid Tuesday on hope that Saudi production will return to normal sooner than expected

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Facebook to train AI systems using police video

Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its machine learning technology to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism

Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing…

Thinking of refinancing your student loans? Make sure you understand the pros and cons before deciding, and know how to make yourself look good to lenders