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WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U. ...more

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SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur ...more

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SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality prov ...more

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano said the 60- ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.DolarTo ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be ...more

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The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note on Friday. Major indexes fell from the start as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting between losses a ...more

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Major animal-welfare moves announced by food and retail companies since 2012:— FEBRUARY 2012: McDonald's Corp. requires its U.S. pork suppliers to outline plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls that limit movement.— AUGUST 201 ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEDeere & Co., up $3.89 to $93.35Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global ag ...more

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A line of children's booster seats with potentially faulty safety straps are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of gas ranges with defects that can cause burn or fire hazards.Here's a more detailed look:</ ...more

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SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality prov ...more

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HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885.Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 659 rigs were seeking oil and 222 exp ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.The air bags, made by ...more

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia sold its entire stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million.The news sent shares of the online travel company up more than 5 percent in midday trading Friday. ...more

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MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, the company said Friday. It also raised its outlook for the year and its shares rose nearly 4 percent Friday.Deere's most profitable b ...more

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases beginning later this year, seven years after the state took it over to prevent its collapse during the global financial crisis.Prime Minister ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.22 a bushel; July corn was 2.75 cents lower at $3.6225 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4425 a bush ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family ownership of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.Frisch's Restaurants Inc. said NRD Partne ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the small African nation of Gambia has offered help, sayin ...more

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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California.People who had immediate ...more

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank has agreed to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion (1.08 billion euros) to support its public finances and invest in infrastructure.A statement from the bank Friday said the board of directors agreed on a 2015-20 ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.The Seoul High Court said Cho H ...more

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SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — The European Central Bank has called on governments in the eurozone to clear away bureaucracy that burdens businesses and loosen rules on hiring and firing workers. The goal: bring down chronically high unemployment rates.<p ...more

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MONACO (AP) — Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.Pirelli has been the sole supplier since 2011 and has a deal running until the end of next y ...more

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