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Australia to Pay ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Fight Wildfires

SYDNEY — Australia's government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Austra...
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US Durable Goods Orders Fall 1.1% in September

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months while a closely watched category that tracks business investment fell for a seco...
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Thanks to Consumers, US Economy Is Rising Steadily if Slowly

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economic landscape would look even bleaker if not for America's consumers. The economy slowed in the spring, and many analysts think the weakness will continue in the months ahead. Yet consumer spending, which drives about 70% of growt...
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Netflix Raising Prices for 58M US Subscribers as Costs Rise

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. The extra cash will help to pay for Netflix's huge investment in original shows and fil...