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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July as first-quarter corporate earnings begin to come in.KEEPING SCORE: The ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.The Conference Board said Monday that its index of lea ...more

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activit ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins.Halliburton rose after the oil exploration company said it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss in the same period a year ago. Athenah ...more

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges.Its latest earnings topped Wa ...more

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Halliburton says it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago.Its latest results topped Wall Street expectations, and its shares edged up in premarket trading Monday.Halliburton sells services to ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.U.S. crude for May delivery was down 12 cents at $104.18 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Excha ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea.Oil declined but stayed above $104 per barrel ami ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.Oil declined but stayed above $104 per barrel amid concern ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.The Finance Ministry ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 11:04 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 10:49 AM

BEIJING (AP) — The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expec ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 9:32 AM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.Art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, who is wanted for frau ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 9:25 AM

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The fer ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 8:26 AM

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?Evacuations can b ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 7:07 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced the start of a competition to award an Emirati ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 5:26 AM

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 11:30 PM

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of compl ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 8:39 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.Brands from General Motors Co. to Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors are unveiling new and restyled ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 8:36 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl.The singer and guitarist called it the " ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 4:05 PM

BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up.She was 12, living in Oklahoma with her family, and noticed her mother putting on a dress for a job interview to ans ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 3:06 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 2:26 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 2:13 PM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government' ...more

AP News - Apr 19, 2014 1:36 PM

ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. ...more