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Top Stories: Occupy Wall Street; Berlusconi; Retail Sales

<p>Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander walks to the mound during the fifth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League championship series against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Detroit.  </p>

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander walks to the mound during the fifth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League championship series against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Detroit.

Good morning.

So far today we've posted about:

-- Occupy Wall Street Park Cleanup Postponed

-- Berlusconi Survives Confidence Vote

-- Retail Sales Rose 1.1 Percent In September

-- Bartender Who Famously Shamed A Nasty Non-Tipper Got Wrong Guy

Other stories making headlines include:

-- "Spain's Credit Rating Downgraded Ahead Of G20 Meeting." (The Guardian)

-- "Solyndra Came Close To Landing Navy Deal." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- "Apple Starts Selling Latest iPhone." (The Associated Press)

-- "Perry To Pledge 1.2 Million News Jobs With Energy Plan." (CBS News' Political Hotsheet)

-- Baseball: Texas leads Detroit three games to two in American League championship series; Milwaukee and St. Louis tied at two games each in National. (MLB.com)

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