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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.<p ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 1 ...more

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Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.The deal pays Fre ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is protesting Turkey's move to reserve a large chunk of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year, a Greek foreign ministry spokesman says.Foreign Ministry spokesman Constantinos K ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago, he talked of taking too many sleeping pill ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on ...more

AP News - Mar 01, 2015 2:17 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal ...more

AP News - Feb 28, 2015 10:58 PM

BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China's economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.The latest monthly purchasing managers' inde ...more

AP News - Feb 28, 2015 1:39 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport.A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Supportive lawmakers say it wou ...more

AP News - Feb 28, 2015 1:31 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts.Berkshire's quarterly profit declined to $4.16 billion, or ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 6:14 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's heavily indebted public power company is asking creditors for more time to present its restructuring plan.A company statement Friday says it has not finalized the plan that was scheduled to be released ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 5:09 PM

U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014. The major stock indexes still notched gains for the month, recovering after a sluggish start to ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 5:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported.While the sharp slowdown seems troubling ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 5:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 4:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEJ.C. Penney Co., down 62 cents to $8.50The department store operator reported a surprise fourth ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 4:36 PM

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016.Three people aware of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Texas-based Dell will be the title spo ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 4:21 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 4:01 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery was up 12.50 cents to $5.13 a bushel; March corn rose 4.75 cents to 3.9325 a bushel; March oats were 3.75 cents higher at $2.7825 a bushel; wh ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 3:10 PM

More than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges.Here's a more detailed look:CONVERTIBLE HAN ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 1:21 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 1:13 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Big Sean didn't think his single "I Don't F--- With You" would become a hit. But Kanye West, the rapper's mentor, convinced him during a recording session that he had a smash hit.He was also encouraged to release the song after ha ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 1:12 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment Friday to Moscow as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive.But Moscow says the sum will co ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 1:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.The University of Michigan says its index ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 11:45 AM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license ...more

AP News - Feb 27, 2015 10:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its ...more