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AP News - Apr 16, 2015 11:18 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stock markets in China and Hong Kong extended gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were subdued.KEEPING SCORE: Shanghai Composite index gained 1.1 percent to 4, ...more

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AP News - Apr 16, 2015 7:09 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented.An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 6:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis promised Thursday to compromise in negotiations over the next installment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default on the country's debts.Yet Varoufakis also denounced some of the r ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 6:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express posted a 6 percent increase in profits for the first quarter, but the company's results took a hit from a stronger U.S. dollar.Here's a breakdown of AmEx's results:DOLLAR ISSUES: American Express had a dec ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 6:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 5:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable onlin ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 5:30 PM

LONDON (AP) — Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country's borrowing costs surging Thursday and prompted one prominent U.K. bookmaker to stop taking bets on the possibility of Greece leaving the euro.The jitters were triggered initi ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 5:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. B ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:47 PM

Major stock indexes ended on Thursday just slightly below where they began despite better-than-expected profit reports. Netflix soared after reporting huge subscriber gains last quarter and online marketplace Etsy nearly doubled on its first day of tra ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Party City jumped nearly 22 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.The Elmsford, New York, company designs, sells and makes balloons, invitations, costumes and other party goods. It operates about 900 stores and s ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wedne ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:43 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago native Jabari Parker has a good idea of how challenging it might be for Milwaukee to face his hometown Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs, even if he's just a rookie.The Bucks might stand an even better chance ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of high-speed trading company Virtu Financial Inc. rose nearly 17 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.The New York company uses high-speed computers to buy and sell stocks, bonds and other assets. So-called high-f ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 4:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEPhilip Morris International Inc., up $6.83 to $84.96The tobacco company reported better-than- ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 3:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery rose 1.75 cents to $4.9075 a bushel; July corn was up .25 cent to 3.8325 a bushel; July oats fell 3 cents to 2.6350 a bushel; while Ju ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 3:30 PM

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Officials with an Illinois-based industrial shelving company say they're expanding in Gary, Indiana.Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc.'s decision announced Thursday at Gary City Hall is expected to create about 300 jobs in the strugg ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 1:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current head of the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations says governments need to do more to jolt the global economy out of the rut it fell into after the 2008 financial crisis.Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 1:26 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 21,000 minivans for a second time to fix faulty ignition switches that can cause the vans to stall.The recall covers roughly 18,500 Routan minivans from the 2009 model year and another 2,200 from 201 ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 12:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup kept a lid on costs and that helped boost its bottom line last quarter. The big bank continues to slim down following the financial crisis.Here's how Citi performed on:CUTTING EXPENSES: The bank was able to cut e ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 12:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.The Agriculture Department says it will prop ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 12:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars — a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 11:11 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials: Al-Qaida captures major port and oil terminal in southern Yemen. ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 10:28 AM

Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.One of the biggest obstacles many are facing is saving up for a down payment, particularly in hotter markets where competit ...more

AP News - Apr 16, 2015 10:25 AM

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel oil in the ship that ended up sinking poses an environme ...more

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