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Americans step up spending, but home market weakens

U.S. consumer spending accelerated in August, a positive sign for an economy that appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

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Toyota recalls 690K vehicles to fix suspension

Toyota is recalling Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system.

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Arsonist suspected in more than 20 fires

A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks.

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Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement

Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.

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Macy’s to hire 86K workers for holiday season

The retailer plans to hire thousands more workers than last year.

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Some in the GOP fear that conservative activists would have unrealistic expectations if Republicans run both the House and Senate.

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FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

The air traffic control site was set ablaze by a field technician, causing delays and cancellations.

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

U.S. intelligence underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Ford recalling 850K vehicles for airbag glitch

The automaker is recalling models including the Fusion, Escape, and Lincoln MKZ.

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23K pounds of beef trimmings recalled for possible E. coli

The beef has been shipped to fast food restaurants and retail locations.

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Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

Extending health coverage to millions of Americans remains highly contentious, yet it's gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states.

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

Apple plays defense on ‘Bendgate,’ software concerns

Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

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Holder’s successor faces array of challenges

Eric Holder will step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor.

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U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda’s Syria group to join with ISIS

The Nusra Front is facing pressure to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.

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Obama: World must do more to combat Ebola

The President called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

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The pop princess is saying goodbye to her 20s.

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The "Shake It Off" singer fought with her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star.

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TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’

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The hit reality TV show is off the air after allegations family matriarch Mama June is dating a convicted sex offender.

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

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The "Dark Knight" star will portray the late Apple Computer co-founder.