Aurora Business

New houses are popping up in the Sernity Ridge neighborhood on Monday.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

Building permits rose 4.1 percent in October to an annual rate of 1.15 million after falling in September. The rebound last month suggests that apartment construction, which accounted for the majority of the increase, could swing upward in the coming months as more Americans turn to renting.

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FILE - This March 20, 2002 file photo shows a vial of Botox, made by Allergan, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pfizer and Allergan have reached a $160 billion deal that creates the world’s largest drugmaker by sales, the companies announced Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Pfizer, which makes the cholesterol fighter Lipitor, will keep its global operational headquarters in New York. But the drugmaker will combine with Botox-maker Allergan as a company that will be called Pfizer Plc. That company would have its legal domicile and principal executive offices in Ireland.

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French gendarmes officers patrol near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2015.  French President Francois Hollande will preside over a national ceremony on Nov. 27 honoring the at least 130 victims of the deadliest attacks on France in decades.  (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

“You can really feel how nervous and scared people are,” said 40-year-old South African Shaun Bruwer. He was at a train station when the sound of a pigeon getting electrocuted on the tracks “sent people running in all directions.”

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, stacks and burn-off from the Exxon Mobil refinery are seen at dusk in St. Bernard Parish, La. Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. The main culprit is the plunging price of oil, which has decimated earnings at big energy companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

The main culprit is the plunging price of oil, which has decimated earnings at big energy companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron. Mining companies have also taken a beating because of tumbling prices for gold, silver and copper.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the crowd at the Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, during the Blue Jamboree event. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

“We need to recognize the value of the work that caregivers give to all of us, both those who are paid and the great number who are unpaid,” Clinton said to the crowd of more than 400 people gathered at a middle school.

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