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PARIS (AP) — The CEO of French nuclear manufacturer Areva is stepping down, saying an unspecified illness has left him unable to do the work.Monday's statement from Areva says Luc Oursel recently notified the French government of his decision to ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — Moody's Investor Services says Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable.The influential international ratings agency credits, "the launch of government initiative ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Platform Specialty Products Corp. said Monday that it will spend about $3.51 billion to buy rival chemical maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to diversify its product offerings.Miami-based Platform makes specialty chemicals used in co ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A research group says it expects China's economy to slow over the next decade.The Conference Board on Monday forecast that growth in the world's No. 2 economy will slow to 4 percent per year between 2020 and 2025.Chinese o ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla and ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.A quarterly survey by the National As ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage — they're looking at cold, hard cash.Money really do ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.The company said Monday that it made a net profit in the July to September period o ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession.An ECB spokeswo ...more

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PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.The group will pay $55.37 in cash for each share of Cleco, which owns the regulated electric ut ...more

AP News - Oct 20, 2014 5:23 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shares in Dutch animal and fish feed supplier Nutreco NV have surged after the company announced a management-backed 2.69 billion ($3.43 billion) takeover offer from privately-owned trading company SHV Holdings.SHV's 40-euro ($5 ...more

AP News - Oct 20, 2014 2:55 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV, the world's largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro ($132 million) loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a patent infringement lawsuit against Masimo Corp. of the U.S. ...more

AP News - Oct 20, 2014 1:56 AM

PRATO, Italy (AP) — There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived.Heat finally startled him awake the morning of Dec. 1, 2013. Before him was a maze of burning fabric. He raced through the ...more

AP News - Oct 20, 2014 1:54 AM

PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire ...more

AP News - Oct 19, 2014 10:33 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff highlighted her government's achievements in reducing poverty while her rival used Sunday night's presidential debate to attack her on allegations of bribery in state-run oil company Petrobras. ...more

AP News - Oct 19, 2014 4:14 PM

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports is moving its race operations to another North Carolina location.The team announced Sunday that it will relocate from Concord to Mooresville after the current NASCAR season.The new location ...more

AP News - Oct 18, 2014 11:08 PM

PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) — A large tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship along British Columbia's coast, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill.Lt. Paul Pen ...more

AP News - Oct 18, 2014 2:39 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.The government said i ...more

AP News - Oct 18, 2014 11:07 AM

PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire ...more

AP News - Oct 18, 2014 9:33 AM

PRATO, Italy (AP) — There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived.Heat finally startled him awake the morning of Dec. 1, 2013. Before him was a maze of burning fabric. He raced through the ...more

AP News - Oct 17, 2014 10:40 PM

OLD MASSETT, British Columbia (AP) — A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine, northern coast Friday, raising fears it could run aground and cause a spill.<p ...more

AP News - Oct 17, 2014 8:39 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy.In a filing to the Securities and E ...more

AP News - Oct 17, 2014 7:35 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday amid fears that the Islamic State group was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 28 people, officials said.The curfew, wh ...more

AP News - Oct 17, 2014 6:57 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola.The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Severa ...more

AP News - Oct 17, 2014 5:39 PM

___Europe's top powers deadlocked as economy sinksFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don't see eye to eye about what to do.<p ...more

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