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  Pushing a campaign to act without Congress, President Barack Obama will announce on Friday two more executive actions on the economy, both of them small steps intended to give a boost to businesses.

Obama taking more steps on own to help businesses

Updated: 10/28/2011 11:53 AM

  Oil prices dropped to near $93 a barrel Friday in Asia after surging the previous session amid investor optimism Europe's plan to contain its debt crisis will help boost global economic growth.

Oil drops near $93, pausing 24-pct October rally

Updated: 10/28/2011 06:15 AM

  Cigna Corp. said Friday its third-quarter profit tumbled 35 percent due to a bigger hit from some businesses the managed care company discontinued years ago.

Cigna's 3Q profit falls 35 pct on charge

Updated: 10/28/2011 06:13 AM

  Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials. The world's biggest appliance maker also on Friday cut its 2011 earnings...

Whirlpool to cut 5,000 jobs to reduce costs

Updated: 10/28/2011 02:26 PM

  Americans spent 0.6 percent more in September, three times the increase from the previous month, the government said Friday.

Americans spend more in September

Updated: 10/28/2011 05:29 PM

  Businessman Robert Pritzker, who led a global industrial conglomerate and whose family founded the Hyatt chain of hotels, has died. He was 85.

Pritzker family business founder dies at 85

Updated: 10/28/2011 05:26 PM

  LOS ANGELES — Clear Channel Communications Inc. said Friday that it had dismissed some on-air and off-air staff earlier this week, in a reshaping of its regional and local programming that should enable it to seek out advertisers focused on...

Clear Channel cuts jobs in regional reorganization

Updated: 10/28/2011 02:12 PM

  The head of Chrysler said Friday that the carmaker's two-class wage system has to go, potentially setting the stage for a fight over wages when all three U.S. automakers and their largest union head back to negotiating tables in 2015.

Chrysler CEO says 2-class wage structure has to go

Updated: 10/28/2011 02:15 PM

  The euro declined from almost a seven-week high against the dollar and yen as a rise in Italian borrowing costs raised concern European Union leaders haven't done enough to stem the region's debt crisis.

Euro Drops After Italian Bond Sale; Yen Approaches Record High

Updated: 10/28/2011 11:03 AM

  The Dow is up 12.1 percent this month, the S&P 13.6 percent. Both indexes are on pace to have their best month since January 1987.

October markets post largest gains since 1987

Updated: 10/28/2011 03:52 PM

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