Court Weighs NSA-Program Legality

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A federal appeals court spent nearly two hours Tuesday peppering the government and a civil-liberties group with questions about the legality of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records.

Washington Post Publisher Weymouth Stepping Down

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Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth announced that she is stepping down effective Oct. 1, marking the last departure from the newspaper of a member of the Graham family.

Mexico Plans New $9.2 Billion Airport

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will unveil plans for a new Mexico City airport that will eventually be the largest in Latin America and serve as a regional hub, officials said.

U.S. Compact Cars' Breakthrough

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It's not just brawny pickups driving Detroit higher: Chevrolet's Sonic and Ford's Fiesta have leapfrogged Toyota, Honda and Mazda for the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in subcompact sales.

Wet Seal CEO Leaves Company

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Wet Seal Inc. disclosed Tuesday that its chief executive left the company, effective Aug. 26, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Will Advertising Dollars Return to TV?

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The TV advertising market suffered a brutal spring and summer, as national marketers reduced their spending. Now, as the new fall season nears, media executives are betting that ad dollars will return. Ad executives aren't so sure.

Canada Details Sino-Forest Fraud Case

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The Ontario Securities Commission laid out its civil case against five former executives of Sino-Forest Corp., the Canada-based timber harvester that collapsed under fraud allegations in 2012.

GM Seeks Stay of California Suit Over Recalls

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General Motors is trying to fend off a bid by California officials for state-court review of their case over the massive recall tied to faulty ignition switches.

Danaher Appoints New CEO Sooner Than Expected

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Danaher Corp. said its board implemented the diversified manufacturer's succession plan earlier than expected, appointing Thomas P. Joyce Jr. as president and chief executive.

Regulator Defers Decision on Norwegian Air Application

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The Transportation Department faced a deadline to rule on the request for a temporary operating permit that would have allowed the low-fare carrier to start flying to the U.S.

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