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US economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.

Man charged with stealing dead aunt's benefits for 18 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

Authorities say a New Jersey man has been charged with stealing nearly $185,000 in federal social security benefits sent to his great aunt for 18 years after she died.

Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:50am

Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan.

Walgreens ends its attempt to buy Rite Aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:43am

Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.

Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in less than a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:43am

Egypt has raised the prices of fuel by up to 55 percent, the second such increase since the local currency was floated seven months ago.

Euro and pound remained buoyed by central bank talk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:31am

The euro and the British pound, Europe's top two currencies, extended gains Thursday as investors focused on recent central bank comments about the possibility of tighter monetary policy. Stocks were mixed ahead of U.S. economic data, including the latest revision to first-quarter growth.

US economic growth upgraded to 1.4 percent annual rate in January-March quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:31am

US economic growth upgraded to 1.4 percent annual rate in January-March quarter.

Romania to be sued for $4.4 billion over unbuilt gold mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:30am

Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources says it will sue Romania for $4.4 billion in losses over a gold mine that Romania's government scrapped following protests.

Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:24am

Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders has widened. Experts confirm that leading members of an opposition party were targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments.

The Latest: Danish firm struggling to get engine parts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:10am

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UAE energy chief downplays gas shortfall amid Qatar standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:56am

The United Arab Emirates' energy minister says his country has sufficient resources to ward off any energy shortfall stemming from Gulf countries' standoff with key gas supplier Qatar.

UK government delays Murdoch takeover of Sky

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Russia to extend Western food ban for further 18 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

The Russian prime minister has proposed to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months in response to the EU's decision to extend economic sanctions against Moscow.

2 arrested in Maryland after $21,000 in alcohol goes missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:40am

Two Maryland men have been charged with taking more than $21,000 worth of alcohol from trucks parked at a county facility.

The Latest: UK sees public interest concern in Sky takeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:30am

The Latest on the U.K.'s examination of Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for network Sky (all times local):

Blue Apron prices IPO at low end of expected range

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:16am

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron priced the shares it's selling in its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range, a sign that it might be having trouble attracting investors.

Widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against Shell

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:54am

The widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in Nigeria are launching a civil action in the Netherlands, alleging complicity by oil giant Shell in their husbands' deaths, human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday.

Greece plotting return to markets with or without ECB

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:50am

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said Thursday that his country will return to markets with or without the support of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program.

Cyberattack: Shipping giant's terminals slowly recovering

Jan M. Olsen and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:44am

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hardest hit by a malicious software that froze computers around the globe, said Thursday that most of its terminals are now operational, though some remain crippled.

Striking garbage collectors protest in Athens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:40am

About 1,000 garbage collectors are marching through central Athens demanding an end to short-term labor contracts.