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MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler reported a two-thirds drop in 2014 earnings due mainly to costs of acquiring the final stake of U.S. carmaker Chrysler.Fiat on Wednesday reported full-year net profit of 632 million euros ($718 million), compa ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Shake Shack increased the projected price range for its initial public offering of stock in the burger chain.The fast-growing company, which began as a New York City hot dog cart in 2001, said in a regulatory filing Wednesday tha ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic — visitors in their poor, restive ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — German consumer confidence is at a 13-year high, buoyed by a rise in disposable income due to collapsing fuel and heating oil costs, a closely-watches survey showed Wednesday.The GfK research group said its forward-looking consumer ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach.The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and a ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — Don't laugh. There's nothing funny about the gambling industry's latest wheeze to sink its teeth even deeper into football and its fans.We're talking here about David Ginola. So silky as a player for Newcastle and Tottenham; so ridi ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan state news agency: Jordan ready to trade prisoner for pilot held by Islamic State group. ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's ver.di trade union says private security personnel at the country's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports will stage a one-day warning strike Thursday in an ongoing dispute over wages.Union representative Andrea Becker to ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China.Net profit for the quarter was 6.22 billion Swedish kronor ($754 milli ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 10:31 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street tumbled on concern about weak corporate earnings as investors watched this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index tu ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 7:50 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.The highly anticipated decision announced Tuesday will enabl ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 6:59 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.Not only was the topic rarely raised in questioning of players from bot ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 6:40 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.The airline is getting a huge lift from cheaper fuel — savings could top $5 billion this ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 6:23 PM

Add American Airlines to the list of carriers that want to take you to Cuba.An airline executive said Tuesday that American already operates about 20 charter flights a week to Cuba and would like to add regular flights from Miami."We don' ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 5:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter.Across the country, changes in unemployment rates varied from state to state in 2014, but collectively the numbers pointed to a year of substanti ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 5:29 PM

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations.The nation's second-largest wireless c ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 4:27 PM

Add American Airlines to the list of carriers that want to take you to Cuba.An airline executive said Tuesday that American already operates about 20 charter flights a week to Cuba and would like to add regular flights from Miami."We don' ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 4:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Wednesday as they issued more than two dozen saf ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 4:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.</ ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 4:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators seek to fine United Airlines $1.3 million, claiming that the carrier violated rules about shipping hazardous material often by inaccurately describing the amount of the cargo.The Federal Aviation Administratio ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 3:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway Inc.The companies said Tuesday the deal has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission and should close within five business day ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 3:37 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?Turn to Twitter, of course. To talk about Facebook. The hashtag "#facebookdown" ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 3:34 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.Police in Brazil's biggest city said Tuesday that the engineless tanks were found inside a warehouse in Sacoma, a low-i ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 3:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience.Snapchat said in a blog post Tuesday that the "Discover" featur ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2015 3:15 PM

BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia ...more

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