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Afghans Seeking Asylum Buy Fake Taliban Threat Letters

FINANCE | By Humayoon Babur and Lynne O'Donnell | Nov 25
Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.

Hollywood Studio Pays Off 'Barefoot Bandit's' Restitution

A Hollywood studio has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story.

Oregon and Washington Delay Crab Season Because of Toxin

Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.

Can 'The Force Awakens' Become the Biggest Movie Ever?

MOVIES | By Ryan Nakashima | Nov 23
Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time?

Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.

Clinton Proposes Tax Break for Caregivers

FINANCE | By Catherine Lucey | Nov 23
Pledging to invest in the "caring economy," Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a new tax break Sunday for people caring for aging parents and grandparents.

VW Has Only A Few Costly Options to Fix Polluting Diesels

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 22
When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

Northeast Ski Resorts Hope for 'Winter Deja Vu'

CORPORATE | By Lisa Rathke | Nov 21
It may be tough to top last winter's record ski season in Vermont and colossal snowfall around New England, but Northeastern resorts hope to continue to draw in crowds with upgrades to snowmaking, lifts and lodging this winter.

Volkswagen Cutting Investments to Present US Engine Fixes

AUTO NEWS | By David Rising and Donogh McCabe | Nov 20
Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and "strictly prioritize" investments as it shores up its finances to deal with its emissions-rigging scandal.

Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

FINANCE | By Steve Karnowski | Nov 17
Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year.

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