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AP News - Nov 27, 2014 8:30 AM

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises.Draghi said in th ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 7:42 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 6:42 AM

LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.The British government said Thursday that Virgin Group and the Stagecoach company have been chosen to run the east c ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 4:52 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russia's Amur border region, bit and killed ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 4:43 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate was steady at 6.3 percent in November as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong.The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday that 2.72 million people were out of work in Germany in ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 3:33 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.Toyota's recall fo ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 12:44 AM

BEIJING (AP) — At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.The offi ...more

AP News - Nov 27, 2014 12:07 AM

ZACAPA, Guatemala (AP) — Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.What happened to Ramirez ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 11:51 PM

BEIJING (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday.Kweichow Moutai Group deputy general ma ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 10:36 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russia's Amur border region, bit and killed ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 10:33 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets. ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 6:48 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company.Amid threats of a strike by yellow taxis who consider cars affiliated with Uber to be "pirates," the Trans ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 5:26 PM

___Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiouslyAll signs point to a successful holiday shopping season: falling gas prices, soaring stock market and unemployment at a six-year-low. Yet retailers are fighting to get shoppers into stores. ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.The figures released Wednesday were a mild disappointment af ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 4:53 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. Semiconductor stocks rose after a strong earnings report from Analog Devices.The Dow Jones industrial average and the St ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 4:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEDeere & Co., down 80 cents to $86.99The farming equipment maker predicted that sales and ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 4:31 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies and send them to China, where she's married to the CEO of a large biotechnology firm, will be tried with another suspect despite her claims that she l ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 3:42 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers a ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 3:38 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar delivery was up 4.75 cents to $5.6250 a bushel; Mar corn was 4.25 cents higher at 3.9150 a bushel; Mar oats fell .50 cent to $3.0850 a bushel; while Ja ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 1:51 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.Blue energy takes advantage of the difference in salt ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 1:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.Netflix says in the lawsuit that two c ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 12:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.Its shares slipped in midday trading on W ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 12:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers.Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.97 percent t ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 11:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.The University of Michigan said Wednesday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2014 11:14 AM

VIENNA (AP) — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting.Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi told reporters ...more