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UK government considers ban on squatters
LONDON (AP) -- Like many young Londoners, 25-year-old Rueben Taylor shares a house in a neighborhood that's part scruffy, part smart. Unlike many others, she doesn't pay a penny in rent - and that puts her at the center of an escalating battle pitting the rights of property owners against the needs of tenants squeezed out of Britain's shrinking stock of affordable homes....

Yahoo's 3Q earnings may shed light on CEO firing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo's third-quarter earnings report may shed some light on why the Internet company abruptly fired Carol Bartz as CEO last month....

Making up: free apps for furious Blackberry users
Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion announced a free premium apps giveaway for millions of its customers who may still feel jolted, and a month of technical support for some....

Cellphone cos. to warn as plan approaches limit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cellphone companies are pledging to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use....

Factory output rises on truck, airplane demand
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories produced more goods in September for a third straight month, the latest signal that the economy is rebounding from its summer slump....

Stocks slide as Germany cools hope for debt deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks opened the week lower Monday after the German government played down hopes that a solution to Europe's debt crisis was imminent....

Citigroup earnings rise 74 percent, to $3.8 bln
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup's strategy of slimming down and focusing on a few core businesses is paying off....

Wells Fargo 3Q profit up 21 percent, revenue slips
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo & Co. on Monday said that its third-quarter profit jumped 21 percent, as write offs of bad loans dropped while deposits grew....

BP, Anadarko settle Gulf disaster claims
LONDON (AP) -- Anadarko Petroleum Co. has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, adding weight to BP's contention that it was not solely responsible for the disaster....

Shares of American Airlines parent AMR fall again
DALLAS (AP) -- The stock price of American Airlines parent company AMR is falling as the company struggles to reach a labor deal with pilots....

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Oil lower with plan for European debt elusive

Shares of American Airlines parent AMR fall again

UK government considers ban on squatters

Treasury prices rise as riskier investments fall

Strikes swamp Greece in decisive crisis week

Factory output rises on truck, airplane demand

Dollar gains as hope for Europe debt fix fades

Schwab 3Q net income up 77 percent

Gannett 3Q net income lower, matches Street views

Summary Box: Schwab 3Q net income up 77 pct.