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FEDERAL STUDIES released Thursday cannot definitively link imported Chinese drywall to health problems or corrosion of pipes and wires that thousands of U.S. homeowners have been reporting for nearly a year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it needs to further study the matter before it can consider a recall, ban or other solutions. Additional study results from are due to be released next month.

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YOUTUBE'S webcast of a U2 concert shown live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday was watched by nearly 10 million people, the video site's largest streaming event ever. Chris Maxcy, head of music partnerships at YouTube, called the event "a big win" for the site. The full 21/2-hour concert is available on YouTube.

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CHRYSLER says it will begin offering customers a television service in their vehicles featuring up to 20 channels of live TV. Starting in December, Chrysler buyers can purchase the service, called Flo TV, that offers popular cable channels like Fox News, MSNBC and Comedy Central. The cost: $629 plus an installation fee.

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IF YOU'RE EAGER to read tennis legend Andre Agassi's memoir, in which he says he took crystal meth in the '90s, don't expect to download it any time soon. Agassi's Open will not be available as an e-book when the hardcover comes out Nov. 9, and no date has been set for a digital release.

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"We treat it just as a unique content experience."

Jason Davis, vice president of Disney.com, as Disney released an iPhone application that rewards users for poking through Disney.com and could one day offer exclusive bonuses

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$1.5B

Amount Chinese banks are investing in a 36,000-acre wind farm in Texas with the power to light up 180,000 homes

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THE BOTTOM LINE: Exxon Mobil's third-quarter profit drops 68 percent to $4.73 billion ... AutoNation, which operates in the bay area as AutoWay, earns $65 million in third quarter after losing $1.41 billion a year earlier... GM to extend its money-back guarantee program into early 2010

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