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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's N ...more

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SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, Chin ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders.The White House says Obama had separate telephone conversations Thursday with President Thein Sein and opposition lea ...more

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very f ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. It ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading.The company's guid ...more

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U.S. stock indexes closed higher Thursday as big companies turned in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.The Dow ros ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.Weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, th ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage r ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.Yellen, who is the first ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, po ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.The company reaffirmed its profit targets for the ...more

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PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's third-quarter net income rose thanks to continued volume growth as Americans grow more confident about the economy and appear less hesitant to use credit cards.The performance beat Wall Street expectations and ...more

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.As the company reported a 4.5 percent dip in third-quarter n ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending. ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.The $2.9 billion purchase adds to a flurry o ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second biggest bank by assets, set aside 500 million pounds ($805 million) on Thursday to cover possible penalties amid international probes into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.The provisio ...more

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.</ ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has lowered its profit forecast for 2015 over concerns that the global economy may experience a downturn next year.Lufthansa had previously said it expected an operating profit of 2 ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday 2.733 million people were jobless in October, 75,000 fe ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, MasterCard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.Foreign companies will be allowed for the first time to apply to se ...more

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.The independent Arman daily quoted ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey.Rescue workers are using huge pipes to pump water from 350 meters (380 yards) underground, but Energy Minist ...more