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Romania: President seeks health service plan after scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:10am

Romania's president has ordered an action plan for the country's beleaguered health service following public outrage over the use of diluted disinfectants in Romanian hospitals.

Turkey: tourist numbers decline amid security worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:50am

Turkish officials say the number of foreign visitors has declined by nearly 30 percent in April amid security concerns and strained ties with Russia.

8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata air bags

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:50am

Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

US economy grew at revised 0.8 percent rate in Q1, with less drag from trade and investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:40am

US economy grew at revised 0.8 percent rate in Q1, with less drag from trade and investment.

Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:20am

Community leaders and activists in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta voiced support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people.

EU launches effort against 'grey economy' of undeclared work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:00am

The European Union is launching an effort to contain the so-called "grey economy" of undeclared and untaxed work.

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:50am

Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.

STI cuts leave businesses with unanswered questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:30am

Southeast Technical Institute is dissolving a program focused on workforce development — a move not welcomed by some local business owners.

State Senate passes nearly $40B budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $39.5 billion budget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions into the state's opioid abuse crisis.

Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.

Philip Morris International Launches New Initiative to Fight Smuggling and Related Crimes; Pledges USD 100 Million to Fund Proje

Philip Morris International, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:10am

“ PMI IMPACT ” — to help confront smuggling and related crimes.

How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington

Erika Kinetz and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:21am

In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:10am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.

World's largest hedge fund in line for government aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:00am

A Connecticut commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade its offices.

North Carolina furniture market could show boycott impact

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:51am

Organizers of North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market are releasing attendance figures Friday that could be an important barometer of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people.

China's Zoomlion drops bid for US crane maker Terex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:20am

Chinese heavy equipment maker Zoomlion said Friday it's abandoning its takeover bid for U.S. crane maker Terex because it failed to reach a deal after months of talks.

Dump Trump? Some millennials aren't so sure

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:42am

Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California.

Poultry returning to state fairs, Farm Show, after ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:40am

A year-long poultry ban at state fairs in Pennsylvania is about to be ended.

US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:30am

U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.