Now Arriving: New Condos at Vancouver Train Stations

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Developers, pension funds and big banks are racing to build thousands of condominiums and swaths of commercial space along the newest stretches of Vancouver’s light-rail system.

ISM Manufacturing Index Falls in August

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U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at its slowest pace in more than two years, a sign global turmoil and a strong dollar could be limiting factories.

McDonald's Set to Offer All-Day Breakfast

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McDonald’s is embarking on its biggest operational change in years as it plans to offer breakfast items all-day, starting Oct. 6.

Pfizer's Effort to Toss Medicaid Lawsuit Seemingly Unsuccessful

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A federal judge said Tuesday he has an “inclination” to deny Pfizer Inc.’s four-year-old request to throw out a Justice Department lawsuit accusing the drug maker’s Wyeth unit of overcharging Medicaid.

'Super-Sizing' Natural Gas Output

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Applying newer fracking techniques to a prolific natural-gas region that straddles Louisiana and Texas could give the U.S. more—and much cheaper—supplies of the fuel for many years.

SpaceX Reviewing Quality Control Before Renewing Launches

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is conducting a review of quality-control issues affecting its suppliers before the anticipated resumption of Falcon 9 rocket launches late this fall, according to company officials.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

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Whirlpool has approached AGA, a British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby, which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

The Bad News in Strong Car Sales

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Despite the stumble in stocks, auto sales were strong last month. That should reassure the Federal Reserve on consumers’ ability to weather market turmoil.

U.S. Changes Rules on FHA Loans in Bid to Woo Back Banks

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The Obama administration released new versions of the certification that lenders must make when submitting a loan to the FHA, the main avenue through which borrowers with weaker credit and little money for a down payment can buy a home.

El Niño May Put Heat on Commodities Prices

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A strong El Niño has sent sea temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean to their highest level since the late 1990s, and dry conditions are already being seen world-wide. Experts are warning farmers to be prepared as the impact on rainfall and crops is hard to predict.

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