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Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:30am

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

Court: Star Chinese investor pleads guilty in stock case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:20am

A Chinese court says a star securities trader who was arrested following last year's stock market collapse has pleaded guilty to insider trading and manipulating share prices.

German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:50am

German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts.

Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:11am

A modest asphalt court that served as a nursery for a unique style of volleyball played by Chinese immigrants across the country now stands in the way of development, touching off a battle over preservation.

Asian stocks climb on strong Dow close, US service report

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:40pm

Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street as investor optimism bounced back quickly after the Italian referendum.

Federal judge to get update on Ferguson's progress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:10pm

One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial reform efforts in their community, a federal judge will get an update of her own.

Ikea to offer expanded parental leave in stronger job market

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:15pm

Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.

Live on TV: Samsung heir grilled by South Korean lawmakers

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:00pm

It's a rare moment of public reckoning for South Korea's most powerful business leaders and possibly the worst day for Samsung's billionaire heir, courtesy of the country's biggest political scandal in years.

Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:00pm

The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks.

China appeals to US to stop disrupting acquisitions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:11pm

China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk.

UN says dairy a potential ally in Asia nutrition challenges

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:00pm

An apple a day kept the doctor away — but now in Asia, a cup of milk might do the trick.

Rolling Stone challenges verdict in UVa defamation case

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:41pm

Rolling Stone magazine urged a federal judge on Monday to overturn the verdict of a jury, which found that the publication and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator with their botched story about a gang rape on campus.

Bill speeding federal drug approvals clears Senate hurdle

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:41pm

A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden.

11 trapped in China's latest coal mine accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:32pm

A gas explosion has trapped 11 Chinese coal miners underground, in the latest in a string of deadly accidents striking the industry after 53 miners were killed in two similar blasts last week.

Asian stocks climb on strong Dow close, US service report

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:12pm

Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street as investor optimism bounced back quickly after the Italian referendum.

Mexico awards first deep-water oil agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:53pm

Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex said Monday that it has awarded its first contract with a private firm for a joint operating agreement in deep-water oil drilling.

By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

Julie Pace and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50pm

Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing.

Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:30pm

In a story Dec. 4 about developments in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously in several separate items that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that it wouldn't grant an easement for the project. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.

Former Fed official Edward W. 'Mike' Kelley Jr. dies at 84

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:20pm

Edward W. "Mike" Kelley Jr., who served 14 years as a member of the Federal Reserve Board and was instrumental in modernizing the banking operations of the Federal Reserve system, has died. He was 84.