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Unemployment applications drop

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of ben…

GMC logo (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

U.S. auto sales on the rise

GM’s says its sales rose on big demand for its pickup trucks. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup rose 54 percent, while the GMC Sierra …

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) looks for a hole against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

FCC says end sports blackouts

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports even…

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, walks with teachers during his visit to the Amani High School in Kabul on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Afghanistan swore in Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence. (AP Photo/Wakil Kohsar, Pool)

US and Afghanistan sign security pact

At a ceremony today in the capital, Kabul, Afghanistan’s newly appointed national security adviser (Mohmmad Hanif Atmar) signed the document…