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SEATTLE (AP) — A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut. What happened to oil p…

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PARIS (AP) — When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electric cars they hope are the on-ramp to a profitable future.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but lawmakers and presidents of both parties may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge.

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — OPEC's unexpected agreement to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve — and even desperation — to try to guide oil prices higher. But don't expect triple-digit crude anytime soon.

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LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras — pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, authorities said Thursday, adding they paid nearly six million kroner ($902,500) for it.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the spring than previously reported, aided by new-found strength in business construction.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. The price of crude, which shot up about 5 percent on Wednesday's news, edged back slightly.

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about OPEC's deal to curb oil production, The Associated Press misspelled the Algerian energy minister's name. It is Noureddine Boutarfa, not Bouarfaa.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — HP Inc. has apologized to customers for a software update that made some of its printers stop working with ink cartridges from competing suppliers, even if the printers had accepted the same cartridges in the past.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Treasurer John Chiang said Wednesday he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened without customers' permission.