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GM, Chrysler Posted Sharp Sales Gains In September; Ford's Rose Too

General Motors' sales rose 20 percent. Chrysler's were up 27 percent. Ford's rose 9 percent. For all three, gains in sales of pickups and SUVs were important.
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ABC News And Yahoo! Open A New Partnership With A Presidential Chat

Today's announcement of an alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! gets off to a noisy start with an interview with President Obama this afternoon.
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Wall Street Protests Spread To Other Cities

A growing protest movement in Manhattan is entering its third week. It's been fueled by the arrests over the weekend of more than 700 people, who were trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. The movement is called Occupy Wall Street and it's spread to other cities including Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles
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Alibaba CEO Says He Wants To Buy Yahoo

Several days ago at Stanford University, a Chinese executive said he was "very interested in Yahoo." Jack Ma runs a giant e-commerce website in China called Alibaba. Six years ago, Yahoo bought a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, and is the biggest investor in the Chinese site. But Yahoo fortunes have waned, making it takeover target.
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How Declining Birth Rates Hurt Global Economies

Around the world, there are more aging people and fewer young people to take care of them. A new study about the trend suggests this demographic shift could drag down the global economy. The report is called "The Sustainable Demographic Dividend." Co-author Phillip Longman, a senior research fellow with the New America Foundation, talks to Lynn Neary about the study.
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In 'Boomerang,' Cheap Credit Exposes Nations' Flaws

No two countries are experiencing the global financial crisis in the same way. And author Michael Lewis says you can tell a lot about each country by looking at its problems. To research for his new book, Boomerang, Lewis visited some of the most financially challenged countries in the world.
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Debt Committee's Fail-Safe Might Already Be Undone

If the debt reduction supercommittee deadlocks, or if Congress rejects its work, by law automatic across-the-board budget cuts — half of them from defense spending — will be triggered. Already, talk is growing of undoing that trigger.
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China's Red-Hot Growth Gives Policymakers Pause

The U.S. economy is struggling to grow. The European Union is trying to contain a debt crisis. And, in a case of bad timing, the world's fastest-growing major economy, China, is trying to slow down to stem high inflation and what some fear is a housing bubble.

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