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Average mortgage rate on 30-year loan rises to 3.4%

November 8, 2012 |

The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was little changed this week, staying slightly above its record low. Cheaper mortgages are helping drive a modest housing recovery.



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Activision Blizzard’s third-quarter profit beats forecasts

November 8, 2012 |

Activision Blizzard reports net income of $ 226 million, up 53% from a year earlier, as its ‘Skylanders’ and ‘Diablo’ video games sold well.

Activision Blizzard Inc., the largest U.S. video-game maker, posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates on gains from its “Skylanders” and “Diablo” titles.



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Wal-Mart to offer Black Friday deals earlier on Thanksgiving

November 8, 2012 |

Wal-Mart Stores is kicking off its Black Friday promotions earlier than ever, as more stores open their doors for holiday deals on Thanksgiving.

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is kicking off its Black Friday deals earlier than ever, as more stores open their doors for holiday deals even before shoppers have polished off turkey dinners.



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Prop. 37 backers vow to continue food regulation efforts

November 8, 2012 |

Despite Proposition 37’s defeat, proponents of labeling genetically engineered foods vowed to press ahead for tougher regulation.

SACRAMENTO — Despite Tuesday’s loss at the polls, proponents of labeling genetically engineered foods vowed to press ahead for tougher regulation nationwide of food with genetically manipulated ingredients.



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Genetically engineered food labeling movement vows to fight on

November 7, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO — Supporters of Proposition 37, the genetically engineered food labeling initiative, are calling their defeat at the polls a surmountable setback.



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Gun sales set to rise, Smith & Wesson stock jumps after Obama win

November 7, 2012 |

While investors moping over President Barack Obama ’s reelection sent the Dow spiraling down more than 300 points Wednesday morning, one sector is seeing a surge: gun manufacturing.



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Stocks plunge on market open

November 7, 2012 |

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street following the presidential election and dire warnings from Europe that a broad recession there is now all but certain.



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Obama will get no rest before second-term challenges arise

November 7, 2012 |

Presidential second terms are fraught with disappointment, but for Obama, there are opportunities to follow up on his successes. First up is the ‘fiscal cliff.’

So, Barack Obama, you’ve been granted a second term. What do you do for an encore?



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Suzuki gives up on U.S. auto market

November 7, 2012 |

Company will continue selling motorcycles and ATVs after years of weak car sales, a potential omen for other small manufacturers like Mitsubishi.

After watching car sales slowly evaporate at his Suzuki Motor Corp. dealership, K.C. Heidler decided about five years ago to start offering Kia vehicles on his sprawling lot in Santa Ana.



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Restaurants find that upscale food, not deals, lures diners

November 7, 2012 |

Value menus and combos drove traffic during the downturn, but now patrons are more interested in healthful eating and premium options, a research firm says.

During the recession, offering deals on meals was key to getting patrons into restaurants. These days, that may no longer be the case.



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