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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.Qatar, on paper at least, has rules that forbid such uncomfortable conditions for its massive workforce of migrant laborers. Yet ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers target ...more

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover.The $18 million plan calls for the consolidation of four checkpoints into one 10-lane checkpoint aimed at improving efficiency. The ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.Italian b ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you're about to order? You might be able to find out just by reading the menu.Five things to know about the Food and Drug Administration's new menu labeling rules, whic ...more

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' executive chairman is leaving his position after seven months.The company announced on its website Wednesday that Jim Morgan will become an unpaid, non-executive chairman.The change will ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she's prepared to let the unemployment rate fall from its current 5.8 percent to exceptionally low levels, saying doing so should help cause inflation to rise closer to the Fed's 2 percent targe ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.Italian b ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter?Good luck with that.Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick" — a d ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for inflation next year, saying it will remain far below its 2 percent target through 2015.The Fed said Wednesday that it now expects inflation to fall to between 1 percent and 1 ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.The satellite TV company said Wednesday that it is adding the Netflix app to its latest set-top boxes, its second-generation Hopper devices released in Februar ...more

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FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices.FedEx also said Wednesday that a jump in plane maintenance b ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.A dispute about e-book revenues between and Hachette Book Group led to Amazon's removing buy ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar delivery was 6.50 cents higher at $6.2975 a bushel; Mar corn was 1.75 cents higher at $4.0775 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $3. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit widened slightly in the July-September quarter, largely due to foreign institutions paying less in fines and penalties to the U.S. government.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that th ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.The Labor Department said Wednesday the inflation reading fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent last month, afte ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit expands to $100.3 billion in third quarter, up 1.9 percent. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices tumble 0.3 percent in November; inflation tamed by plunging gas prices. ...more

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China has secured a deal to construct a high-speed train link between Serbian and Hungarian capitals that will cut travel time between Belgrade and Budapest from eight to less than three hours.The 400-kilometer (250 miles ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's unemployment rate was 6 percent in the three months to October, its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis.That's down on the previous three-month period's 6.2 percent.The Office for Nat ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's largest bank UBS AG is moving to delist its shares from trading on exchanges in New York and Zurich as part of a reorganization to offer a safeguard against catastrophic losses.The Zurich-based bank says its directors ...more

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. medical equipment maker Volcano Corp. for $1.2 billion (around 1 billion euros) in a deal that would beef up its presence in technology which allows doctors to see inside pa ...more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — One purveyor of swanky Las Vegas Strip nightlife is buying another in a $36 million deal announced Tuesday.Hakkasan Group, whose name is affixed to a five-story nightclub and dining experience at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, is b ...more

AP News - Dec 16, 2014 8:23 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Japan logged a trade deficit in November, the 29th straight month of shortfalls, despite a slight decrease in imports thanks to the recent plunge in crude oil prices and Japan's return to recession.The 891.9 billion yen ($8.5 billio ...more

AP News - Dec 16, 2014 7:17 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Apparel has fired founder Dov Charney and named longtime fashion executive Paula Schneider to be its next CEO.The Los Angeles-based company's board voted to oust Charney as CEO in June, citing allegations of misconduc ...more


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