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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.The Department o ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets.The Nikkei 225 was down 5.3 percent at 14,876.64. Other Asian stock markets were also lower but less dramatically. ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off. ...more

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday.Raiders owner Mark Davis had been mulling mult ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Afr ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild ones like fever in adults, but an outbreak i ...more

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U.S. stocks fell Thursday for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified.Financial stocks fell hardest as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low and sap bank profits. ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too?Investors in search of supercharged returns are plugging more dollars into investments that aim to give double or even triple th ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery fell 3 cents to $4.5825 a bushel; March corn was unchanged at 3.6025 a bushel; March oats were up 2.25 cents to 1.9150 a bushel; while March ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning three leaders of the Islamic State, including a senior oil official, who are instrumental in the group's finances and recruitment.Thursday's action is another step in the Treasury's effort ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year.Clooney told reporters at the Berlin F ...more

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. saw fourth-quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China.</p ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change.Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Leading global cosmetics company L'Oreal saw its sales grow 12 percent last year, with increases across old and new markets despite difficulties in Brazil and global economic uncertainty.The Paris-based company reported Thursday tha ...more

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man in the Stockholm area on suspicion of preparing terror crimes.Fredrik Milder, a spokesman for the Swedish Security Service, said Thursday the man had been detained "on suspicion of con ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer's accounting.Shares of the Chicago-based company fell more than 10 per ...more

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.< ...more

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IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — OneJet has named Pittsburgh a "focus city" and plans to add daily flights to Hartford, Connecticut and four other cities.The carrier uses seven-passenger Hawker 400 jets to cater to business travelers. It launched service fr ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average ra ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery was 2.50 cents higher at $4.6360 a bushel; March corn was 1 cent higher at $3.6120 a bushel; March oats were 1.50 cents hig ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American's fourth-quarter profit shot up 89 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, when earnings fell due to some one-time costs.The parent of Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds sai ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):2:50 p.m.As anticipated by futures markets, U.S. stocks have taken a big hit at the open.Shortly after trading started, the Dow Jones ind ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruble has dropped nearly 2 percent amid the turmoil affecting global stock markets and oil prices.The ruble was down by 1.9 percent at 80.1 rubles to the U.S. dollar in late afternoon trading in Moscow on Thursday.T ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 16,000 to a se ...more

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