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AP News - Mar 04, 2015 9:21 PM

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display.Gary Palumbo, a 39-year-old from New Hampshire, paid to have a billboard with the message "Fred, Jeff & Saul, Ya Gotta Leave, ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 9:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.The pl ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 6:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale hotel chain Mandarin Oriental says it is investigating a potential credit card breach at its hotels."Unfortunately incidents of this nature are increasingly becoming an industrywide concern," the company said in an emaile ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 4:46 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it is investigating Bank of England auctions in 2007 and 2008 that were designed to inject cash into the banking system during the financial crisis.The announcement late Wednesday came as Britain ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 4:43 PM

U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 106.47 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,096.90.The Standard & Poor's 50 ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 4:39 PM

Airlines continue to tinker with their frequent-flier programs, sometimes in ways that help business travelers but make it harder for occasional fliers to earn a free trip.Frequent-flier programs started out simple: After flying enough trips or ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 4:24 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing.As rescue efforts stretched p ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 3:42 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery were off 10 cents to $4.96 a bushel; May corn fell 1.50 cents to 3.8950 a bushel; May oats were 1 cent higher at $2.8475 a bushel; whil ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 3:30 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brett Moffitt opened the year with exactly one race on his 2015 schedule, the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.He made the most of his opportunity, finishing eighth last Sunday in a he ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had r ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:31 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rival ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:24 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history.The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer.Regulators cleared Opdivo for patients with advanced squamous non-small cel ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:15 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Criminal gangs continue to operate freely in the port city of Buenaventura, carrying out murders and dismembering victims at an alarming rate one year after Colombia created a special task force to curb violence there, Human Rig ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 2:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to hire ea ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 1:47 PM

LONDON (AP) — The Manor Formula One team will be on the grid for the opening race in Australia on March 15 after securing enough backing for the season ahead, although it has yet to name its second driver.The team missed the last three races of ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 12:17 PM

GENEVA (AP) — Automakers have found their swagger again after years of worrying about making cars cheaper and more fuel efficient.Here's a look at what it was like at the car show in Geneva, where manufacturers put their best and latest on displ ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 12:11 PM

GENEVA (AP) — Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.It is the high-end, impossibly expensive but seductively powerful spor ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 12:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.For the past eight weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an a ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 11:55 AM

ESPN is getting back into broadcasting professional hockey after landing the U.S. rights for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.The NHL and NHL Players' Association, who are overseeing the eight-team international tournament, jointly announced the dec ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 11:52 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.For those who couldn't join the tens of thousands in Bar ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers.The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index rose to 56.9 in February, up fr ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 10:44 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.<p ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.That's the strikingly upbeat view of economis ...more

AP News - Mar 04, 2015 10:33 AM

LONDON (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins.Journeys spent staring out railway-carriage windows inspired the former journalist's first thriller, "The Girl on the Train," whose title char ...more