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VW: global sales up nearly 15 percent in October
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG says it delivered nearly 15 percent more vehicles worldwide in October than a year earlier as strong sales in America, China and Russia helped compensate for weakness in western Europe.
The company, whose brands include Skoda, Seat and Porsche, said Friday that it delivered 788,700 vehicles last month, up from 688,000 a year earlier.
It says its sales for the year's first 10 months were up just over 10 percent, rising to 7.5 million from 6.8 million. Over that period, deliveries in the U.S. were a third higher at 481,100; those in China were up nearly 20 percent at 2.26 million; and sales in Russia rose by nearly half to 262,200.
But in debt-troubled western Europe, excluding Volkswagen's German home market, sales dropped 5.8 percent to 1.57 million.
Posted: Sunday, November 18 2012, 01:09 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. lawmakers to take up tornado recovery bill
May 22, 2013 14:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are preparing to take up legislation to appropriate $45 million in emergency funds to help pay for recovery efforts following deadly tornadoes in central Oklahoma.
Officials in the Oklahoma Senate say the chamber could take up a measure on Wednesday that would dip into the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund to help pay for recovery efforts. State House and Senate committees approved the measure on Tuesday. The Rainy Day fund's balance is expected to reach a record $660 million in July.
Money from the emergency fund would help local communities recover from a tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Gov. Mary Fallin issued an emergency declaration for 16 Oklahoma counties on Sunday.
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Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.