China’s manufacturers return to growth

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Renewed optimism about the Chinese economy will form a much-wanted positive backdrop for the ruling Communist party at its Beijing congress next week
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Wall Street contingency plans take heat

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Flawed back-up systems marred Wall Street’s return to work, while exchanges and regulators blamed the extended trading break on a lack of disaster preparation
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Icahn interest sparks Netflix rally

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The shares jumped 13.9 per cent after the veteran corporate raider disclosed he controlled a tenth of the underperforming DVD subscription and online streaming business
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New York subway to resume limited service

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Some transport lines were beginning to come back online but it will be days before New Yorkers will see normal services following flood and wind damage
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Potash in talks to buy Israel Chemicals

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Canadian group is in talks to buy Tel Aviv-listed company, in the latest sign of consolidation in the agricultural fertiliser industry
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US phone addicts suffer withdrawal

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Not having cell phone service is harder than not having power or Internet connection, say New Yorkers
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East coast begins Sandy clean-up

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Officials said the most important tasks in the coming days would be restoring power and resuming the region’s crippled transportation services
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Deal to reunite Calvin Klein brands

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PVH will pay about $2.9bn in cash and stock for Warnaco Group, in a move that will put together all Calvin Klein apparel under one corporate parent
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The Big Deal About U.S. Energy Self-Sufficiency

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Mark J. Perry caused a minor sensation on October 22, 2012 when he posted a blog about record-breaking fossil fuel production in the United States. Perry is an economics professor at the University of Michigan at Flint and a visiting scholar at the Am…
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Rare US election truce over storm

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Barack Obama joined Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor, to inspect the impact of hurricane Sandy along the state’s ravaged coastline
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