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Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo; U.S. abandons rebel training effort10/10/2015 3:10:09 AMBEIRUT/ANKARA - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers10/10/2015 1:16:42 AMWASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. - A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle.Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place 10/10/2015 2:08:22 AMLONDON/WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreement.Exclusive: GE nears deal to sell over $30 billion of loans to Wells Fargo - source10/10/2015 12:29:23 AM - General Electric Co is in advanced talks to sell a specialty finance portfolio, worth more than $30 billion, to Wells Fargo & Co , according to a person familiar with the matter, as the industrial conglomerate returns to its roots.Clinton's support slides ahead of first Democratic debate10/10/2015 3:17:29 AM - Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton's lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.Dell to use VMware to help pay for EMC deal: sources10/10/2015 3:19:12 AM - Dell Inc is planning to use equity in cloud software company VMware Inc to help pay for its acquisition of EMC Corp in a deal valuing the data storage company at more than $55 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.UAW leaders send Fiat Chrysler pact to workers for vote10/9/2015 11:21:43 PMDETROIT - U.S. union United Auto Workers' leaders on Friday approved a tentative four-year contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , sending the proposed agreement to 40,000 workers for a ratification vote.Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university 10/10/2015 1:59:36 AMPHOENIX - An 18-year-old student killed a classmate and wounded three other students when he opened fire during a confrontation on the campus of Northern Arizona University early on Friday, in the latest shooting to hit a U.S. school, authorities said.Fed still plans rate hike this year, but not committed10/10/2015 1:02:08 AMNEW YORK/MILWAUKEE - Two influential Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday reinforced Fed Chair Janet Yellen's message that an interest rate hike is coming by year's end.U.N. diplomat charged by U.S. for bribe scheme gets $2 million bail10/9/2015 11:02:58 PMNEW YORK - A deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic facing U.S. charges over a bribery scheme had his bail set at $2 million on Friday, despite a prosecutor's warnings that he poses a flight risk.