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Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

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If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. More>>

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BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

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Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven... More>>

Stocks end higher following strong run in August

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By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. More>>

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

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Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian... More>>

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

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Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say. More>>

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak... More>>

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

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By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using... More>>

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

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Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. More>>

Stock market closes at record high

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By The Associated Press The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. More>>

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

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Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward... More>>

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

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Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. More>>

Video games come of age as spectator sport

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Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street... More>>

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

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When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. More>>

Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

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U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years. More>>

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

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She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is... More>>

Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

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The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. More>>

Stock market edges higher in midday trading

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By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading. More>>

'99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice

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Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material. More>>

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

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U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. More>>

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

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Is it time to cash out of stocks? More>>

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

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Is it time to cash out of stocks? More>>

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

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Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery. More>>

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

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Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." More>>

US stocks edge higher in early trading

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By The Associated Press The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out. More>>

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

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U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. More>>

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

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Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope. More>>

Fiat investor tally shows Chrysler deal on course

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Fiat says an ongoing tally of investors suggests there are not enough opposed to a merger with Chrysler to derail the deal. More>>

Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

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Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent. More>>

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

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China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering. More>>

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

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Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto. More>>

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

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Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. More>>

German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

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Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the... More>>

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. More>>

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

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The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. More>>

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

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For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. More>>

Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

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Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute... More>>

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

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Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. More>>

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

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The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. More>>

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

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Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. More>>

US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

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U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. More>>

JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

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JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity,... More>>

Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

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President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in... More>>

A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

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With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. More>>

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

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New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. More>>

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

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After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. More>>

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

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By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. More>>

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

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Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company. More>>

Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday. More>>

Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

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As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt... More>>

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

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By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week. More>>

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

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Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" More>>

Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

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The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the... More>>

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

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The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. More>>

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

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By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending stock indexes lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth. More>>

US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

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The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year. More>>

Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

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The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is needed to... More>>

Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

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French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company... More>>

Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

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Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. More>>

TiVo to make version for those without cable

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Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters. More>>

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

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At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. More>>

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

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Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. More>>

Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

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By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. More>>

Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

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German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and... More>>

India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

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India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. More>>

French leader banks on free market to save economy

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Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government's left... More>>

German unemployment ticks up slightly in August

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Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed. More>>

Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

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Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. More>>

Dubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent

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Dubai-based port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as it was able to process more cargo thanks to new capacity and a pick-up in global trade. More>>

Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

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The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans. More>>

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

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A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives. More>>

Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

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Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan. More>>

Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

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Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs. More>>

Deal on health care aids port contract talks

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Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care... More>>

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

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Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and... More>>

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

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General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans... More>>

Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

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By The Associated Press Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row. More>>

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

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Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. More>>

Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation

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Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans. More>>

10 things to know about corporate inversions

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Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. More>>

Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

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France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. More>>

Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds at 2,000 points

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By The Associated Press U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from a record high set the day before. More>>

Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

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European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times. More>>

Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry

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Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps. More>>

Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

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Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. More>>

2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

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European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's... More>>

Stocks edge higher in early trade; Tiffany gains

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By The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its first close above 2,000 points. More>>

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

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The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. More>>

Scottish businesses: no case for independence

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A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made. More>>

Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

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Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. More>>

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

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The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. More>>

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

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By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. More>>

Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

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Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. More>>

Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

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A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine. More>>

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

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Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously... More>>

AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

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Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. More>>

French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

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France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation... More>>

Another milestone: S&P 500 closes above 2,000

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It was a big round-number day for the stock market. More>>

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

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The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. More>>

US home price gains slow in June

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U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June - a cooldown that could continue for several more months. More>>

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

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The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner. More>>

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

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More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. More>>

S&P 500, Dow average heading for record highs

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Encouraging economic news is sending the stock market further into record territory. More>>

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

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Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement... More>>

Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

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U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. More>>

US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

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Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month.... More>>

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

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The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance... More>>

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

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Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the... More>>

US credit card late payments down in 2Q

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Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. More>>

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

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Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000. More>>

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while... More>>

US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

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Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders... More>>

Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

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Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly. More>>

Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

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Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy. More>>

John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

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John G. Sperling was in his teens - illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness - when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. More>>

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists Video included

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The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept... More>>

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. More>>

Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

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Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it... More>>

Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

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Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. More>>

S&P 500 touches 2,000 as corporate deals continue

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The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time. More>>

UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

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A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots. More>>

French government dissolves over economic policy

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President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting - or spending - will revive the country's stagnant economy. More>>

Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

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Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister. More>>

Talk of ECB action grows as European economy fades

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Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe. More>>

Sales of US new homes fall in July

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Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. More>>

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

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Stocks are moving higher in midday trading, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 2,000 points for the first time. More>>

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

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The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time. More>>

US stocks open the week higher, Europe gains

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Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue. More>>

Germans back Spanish minister for euro finance job

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will back Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos's candidacy to be the next head of the Eurogroup, the gathering of eurozone finance ministers that sets important... More>>

Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones. More>>

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

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SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. More>>

Survey: Economists say Fed is on 'the right track'

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A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association of Business Economists. More>>

Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

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The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period. More>>

As conference ends, economists give clashing views

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Most visitors to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name - a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline. More>>

Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

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If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: More>>

'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin... More>>

Democrats reframe debate on health care

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President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of... More>>

De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

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Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She was 80. More>>

Allergan reviews meeting requests in takeover bid

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Botox maker Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board, a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is seeking as part of the... More>>

Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B

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Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases. More>>

Protesters against brown coal form human chain

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Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region. More>>

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

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President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. More>>

Charter Communications reports Internet outage

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Charter Communications Inc. said late Saturday that the company was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area. More>>

At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

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The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others. More>>

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. More>>

Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

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The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising... More>>

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

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The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. More>>

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

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Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power... More>>

Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes

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A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits. More>>

Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

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Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed... More>>

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

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Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided... More>>

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

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Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. More>>

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

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An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. More>>

Mexico creates special economic-crime force

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Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. More>>

Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

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More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading. More>>

Draghi: ECB can't do it all, governments must act

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European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro - but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high... More>>

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

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Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict... More>>

Expectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates

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By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from... More>>

Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

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Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday. More>>

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

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In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the... More>>

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

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The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. More>>

Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

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Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates. More>>

McDonald's names new US president again

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McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. More>>

Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune

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Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany. More>>

Keurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands

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Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S. More>>

Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

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Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. More>>

Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

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By The Associated Press Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. More>>

Russian ban on Polish apples sparks cider debate

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Poland's Economy Ministry wants the nation of beer and vodka lovers to drink more cider. More>>

Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing

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Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of... More>>

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

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Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. More>>

Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

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A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment... More>>

Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

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Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key... More>>

Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

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The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same... More>>

Study: Wealth gap widened in the last decade

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A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. More>>

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