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WORRIES about weakening global growth, based on the International Monetary Fund's updated forecast, drove the stock market lower Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 29.72 points, or 1.5 percent, to 1,935.10, less than three weeks after closing at a record 2,011.36 on Sept. 18. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 272.52 points, or 1.6 percent, to 16,719.39. The Nasdaq composite index fell 69.60 points, or 1.6 percent, to 4,385.20.

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U.S. EMPLOYERS advertised the most job openings since January 2001, yet their pace of hiring fell from July. The number of available jobs rose 230,000 to 4.84 million during the month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Restaurants, hotels and health care providers drove much of the increase. But total hiring fell 294,000 to 4.64 million, driven by declines in construction and retail. This suggests a potential mismatch between the wages employers are willing to pay and the skills of the workers available to be hired.

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PEPSI is selling a soda called "Caleb's Kola" that comes in glass bottles reminiscent of a bygone era. The name is a nod to the pharmacist from North Carolina credited with creating Pepsi's formula in the 1890s, Caleb Bradham. The drink is being sold only at select Costco locations in Maryland, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Industry tracker Beverage Digest says PepsiCo plans to eventually make it available at other retailers.

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AN ORLANDO JURY has awarded Orange County homeowners $20.7 million in a class-action lawsuit over destruction of healthy citrus trees under the state's citrus canker eradication program. The Florida Department of Agriculture destroyed more than 60,000 citrus trees at 18,280 Orange County homes from July 2002 to January 2006. Later, a court finding held the state liable and ordered it to pay full compensation. On Monday, a 12-person jury decided the average value of the local trees was $344.16.

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TOTAL U.S. CONSUMER DEBT, according to the Federal Reserve, which said Tuesday that overall borrowing rose $13.5 billion in August, with the category that includes auto loans and student loans increasing $13.7 billion

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THE BOTTOM LINE: New York's state comptroller says Wall Street securities firms tallied $8.7 billion in profit in first half of 2014, a 13 percent drop from 2013's first six months ... U.S. home prices increased at an annual rate of 6.4 percent in August, real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday

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