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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons have been seized.The security service, known by the a ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Advocates of leaving the European Union have not thought through its economic impact, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday, warning that an exit would spark "a decade of uncertainty."Cameron said it could take years ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.The court said Apple failed to prove iPhone was a "famous brand" in China before the loca ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey says growth accelerated in April at U.S. services companies, a potential positive for the economy after a sluggish start to 2016.The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index climbe ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Intercontinental Exchange has jettisoned plans to acquire the London Stock Exchange.Since the owner of the New York Stock Exchange first revealed two months ago that it was pursuing a buyout, German stock exchange operator Deutsch ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that busin ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories advanced by a modest amount in March, reflecting stronger demand in the volatile category of defense equipment.Factory orders rose 1.1 percent, rebounding from a 1.9 percent drop in February, the Commer ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US services firms grow at faster pace in April, positive sign for economy after weak growth at the start of 2016. ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 10:20 AM

LONDON (AP) — Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.The suit seeks soci ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 10:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders up modest 1.1 percent in March as demand for defense equipment climbs. ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 9:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers fell again in the first three months of the year, while labor costs for employers rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.Productivity declined at an annual rate of 1 percent in the Jan ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 9:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.The trade deficit narrowed to $40.4 billion in March, a drop of 13 ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 9:22 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, the treasurer said on Wednesday after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium.Chinese-based Dakang Australia Holdings on T ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 9:09 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court.The newspaper has been critical of the government, notably its ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 8:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imports tumbled in March, sending US trade deficit to lowest level since 2014. ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 8:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as investors worried about global growth in the run-up to a series of U.S. indicators that will provide further insights into the state of the world's largest economy.KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTS ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 7:18 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low oil prices and freight rates weighed on profits at Danish shipping and energy group A.P. Moller-Maersk, though not as sharply as analysts had feared.The company said Wednesday that underlying profit plunged to $224 ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 6:47 AM

LONDON (AP) — Oil company Royal Dutch Shell said first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent as depressed crude prices create "hugely challenging times" for the energy industry.The Anglo-Dutch company said Wednesday that profit adjusted for change ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 6:31 AM

LONDON (AP) — As winter turned to spring, the eurozone economy appears to have lost some — but by no means all — of the momentum that saw it grow faster than the U.S. in the first quarter of the year.A brace of economic indicators Wednesday show ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 6:03 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's biggest brewer, AB Inbev, says economic and political turmoil in Brazil hit its quarterly earnings, with sales volumes declining by 10 percent in the huge Latin American nation.The company said "our business in Brazil ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 4:56 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China's military has dispatched ships and planes — even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it's deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors.Famed singer of patr ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 2:47 AM

MIDWAY, Ky. (AP) — Camera-toting visitors to the grounds at Three Chimneys Farm can get a glimpse of the pampered lives of thoroughbred stallions — the star attractions that frolic in lush paddocks or relax in stately stalls when they aren't in the bre ...more

AP News - May 04, 2016 1:04 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's treasurer says his government will never sell Australia's largest cattle empire to foreigners.Chinese-based Dakang Australia Holdings on Tuesday withdrew its application to buy an 80 percent stake in Austra ...more

AP News - May 03, 2016 11:10 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell again Tuesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe's growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy.KEEPING SCORE: Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated 1.1 percent to 5,293.70 points and Hon ...more

AP News - May 03, 2016 6:49 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans.The companies announced the agreement on Tuesday, saying that Chrysler engine ...more


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