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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by a sharp 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a gain in single-family-home building....

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual....

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded....

NY attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans....

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47
MOSCOW (AP) -- The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged and reliable weapon of choice for many armies, terror groups and drug gangs....

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well....

Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in in a deal worth about $1.53 billion....

US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies....

Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of Fed
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors paused for breath, a day after U.S. stock markets struck a record high and geared up for the latest interest rate decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve....

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