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United, Continental Pilots Approve New Labor Contract

GE Raises Dividend, Expands Share Buybacks

Schlumberger Warns of Weaker 4Q

ITW Modifies Guidance for Fiscal 2012

Schwab Trading Down, Assets Up in November

Best Buy and Staples Begin Selling Microsoft's Surface

Legg Mason Acquires Fund of Funds Manager

Compuware Subsidiary Covisint Files for IPO

USANA Shakes Up Management Ranks

iPhone 5's Weekend China Sales Top 2 Million

AIG Preparing Multibillion-Dollar Sale of AIA Ltd. Shares

Akamai Names Co-Founder Tom Leighton CEO

First Quantum Minerals Increases Bid for Inmet Mining

Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt Hit Record $5.48 Trillion

"The Hobbit" Breaks Records at Box Office

Movement Seen in Fiscal Cliff Talks

Oil Rises on Fiscal Cliff Optimism

Sprint to Acquire Rest of Clearwire for $2.2 Billion

Caribou Coffee to Be Taken Private in $340 Million Deal

Dollar Jumps to 20-Month High Against Yen

Teva Pharmaceutical Forms S. Korean Joint Venture

Laclede Group to Buy 2 Southern Union Utilities for $1.035 Billion

Banco Santander to Take Over Subsidiaries, Close 700 Branches

Garmin COO to Become CEO

Economists Forecast Modest Growth in 2013

BP to Sell Stake in North Sea Gas Field for $288 Million

Passengers Pay 3% More in Baggage Fees

Spanish PM Defends Year of Austerity

Chevron Offers to Settle Brazil Spill Lawsuits for $150 Million

Gold Up Slightly; Industrial Metals Down

China Leaders Promise Reform, Spending if Needed

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