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Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:11am

Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court.

Operator’s Mobile Commerce Trend Report Reveals Moms Feel They Need to Be Involved in Gifting to Avoid Feeling Unappreciated o

Operator, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10am

and the statistics are surprising.

Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10am

Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Takata air bags may have caused 2 more deaths in Malaysia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:00am

Honda says two people in Malaysia have died after crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force.

US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:00am

The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.

Imports tumbled in March, sending US trade deficit to lowest level since 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

Imports tumbled in March, sending US trade deficit to lowest level since 2014.

US productivity fell again in Q1, while rising wages pushed labor costs higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

US productivity fell again in Q1, while rising wages pushed labor costs higher.

Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could weigh on hiring.

Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:10am

Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget targets set out by bailout lenders, an official said Wednesday.

The Latest: Detroit schools opening after teacher sick-out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:00am

The Latest on Detroit's financially struggling schools, which saw teacher sick-outs this week (all times local):

Low oil prices, freight rates hit Maersk group's profits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:20am

Low oil prices and freight rates weighed on profits at Danish shipping and energy group A.P. Moller-Maersk, though not as sharply as analysts had feared.

ROLI Raises $27 Million Series B Led by Foundry Group to Globally Expand Its Connected Music Ecosystem

Roli, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:10am

including the celebrated Seaboard RISE — to music-makers around the world.

Germany to allow medical cannabis consumption in some cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:00am

Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication.

Royal Dutch Shell first quarter earnings down 58 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:50am

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell said first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent as depressed crude prices create "hugely challenging times" for the energy industry.

Eurozone growth in 'low gear' at start of second quarter

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:40am

As winter turned to spring, the eurozone economy appears to have lost some — but by no means all — of the momentum that saw it grow faster than the U.S. in the first quarter of the year.

Markets Right Now: UK's FTSE leads Europe down as miners hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:40am

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The Latest: Arizona House passes $9.6 billion budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

The Latest on Arizona's budget (all times local):

Elevator company contesting federal citation in worker death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

Federal regulators have cited an elevator company after a worker died last year when he became pinned by an elevator at a central New York nursing home.