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BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in August for the 18 countries using the euro has been revised up slightly.The European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, said Wednesday the eurozone's annual inflation rate was 0.4 percent, up from its init ...more

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FRANKFURT (AP) — A Chinese shoe manufacturer says two of its top executives have vanished, along with most of the company's cash.Germany-listed Ultrasonic AG said in a statement Tuesday it has been unable to reach its chief executive, Qingyong W ...more

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago.Patients were als ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent.Minutes from the Sept. 3-4 meeting show Wednesday that p ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.Stephen Hung's $20 million purch ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro.The company said Wednesday that profit for Febr ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority populati ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.A group of 27 managers du ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him.As in any Ho ...more

AP News - Sep 17, 2014 12:30 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 7:03 PM

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.Polk County Judge Monte Campbell was re ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 6:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. But people in China and other developing countries are far more convinced that it delivers jobs and higher wages.That's according to a Pew Research Ce ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:55 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of Biloxi's Margaritaville casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property.The filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as investors wait to find out when the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates. The Fed concludes a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. Health care and utility stocks gained the most.<p ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:21 PM

DALLAS (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.The Atlanta-based company said Tuesda ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 4:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion.The combined ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 3:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education com ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 3:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority populati ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 3:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service resumed between Washington and Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time.Service was suspended on the Acela Express and on the Northeast Regional lines after a freight t ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 2:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants. The agency said it ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 1:47 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.Nearly 100,000 prospective buyers have gone online to customize a Chev ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 12:46 PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.Xi ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service.The new ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.Social Security began phasing out mailed stateme ...more