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Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Oil prices rose amid some speculation that the OPEC oil cartel will discuss a possible production freeze.

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Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive.

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Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages

Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google says Portman has made some of the savviest use this election cycle of its digital resources as his campaign has begun to unravel an early lead by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

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Lawmakers' report finds crowded Airbnb rentals in New York

A report on New York City Airbnb rentals has found cases of air mattresses in kitchens, bunk beds in a dining area and listings for up to 32 people, showing the need for tighter rules on the popular online home rental service, according to the two state lawmakers who issued the analysis.

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Gas station manager shares his take on the southeastern gas shortage

Gas station manager Mike Coler says the gas shortage is "something that’s part of life and folks are just going to have to do the best they can.”
Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
Gas station manager shares his take on the southeastern gas shortage 0:57

Gas station manager shares his take on the southeastern gas shortage

Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO: 'You should resign' 1:27

Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO: 'You should resign'

Why are gas stations in NC out of gas? The Colonial Pipeline Spill explained. 0:35

Why are gas stations in NC out of gas? The Colonial Pipeline Spill explained.

Sara Glines named publisher of The News and Observer 1:27

Sara Glines named publisher of The News and Observer

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