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AP Top Business News At 3:43 p.m. EDT

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 plans approach limit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use....

Stocks slide as Germany cools hope for debt deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks slumped Monday after the German government played down hopes that Europe's debt crisis would be resolved soon. Major indexes fell 2 percent in afternoon trading....

Oil prices fall with Europe debt plan elusive
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices fell Monday as Europe's ongoing debt crisis fueled concerns about future energy demand....

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.'s CEO John Stumpf says he understands the "angst and anger" being expressed by the protesters at Occupy Wall Street and its spin-off sites around the country....

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....

Germany dampens hopes EU summit to solve crisis
BERLIN (AP) -- German finance chief Wolfgang Schaeuble dampened expectations of an upcoming EU summit, saying Monday that it would not provide a comprehensive solution to the eurozone debt crisis that threatens to cause another global recession....

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....

Lowe's to close 20 stores
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Home-improvement retailer Lowe's Cos. says it will close 20 underperforming stores in 15 states and cut 1,950 jobs in a move that it says will allow it to focus on more profitable locations....

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Ernst Lieb out as CEO of Mercedes US

AmeriGas to acquire Energy Transfer's propane unit

Hasbro 3Q net income rises, but misses Street view

Metals fall on worries of long European crisis

Oil prices fall with Europe debt plan elusive

Wells Fargo 3Q profit up 21 percent, revenue slips

Shares of American Airlines parent AMR fall again

Summary Box: Factory output rises in September

Halliburton gets boost from increased drilling

Factory output rises on truck, airplane demand