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December 22nd, 2014
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Ongoing fighting in Iraq's Anbar hits businesses

05/12/2014 1:11am
Fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province, now in its fifth month, appears to have bogged down, with government forces unable to drive out Islamic militants who took over one of the area's main cities. But the impact is being felt much further, with the repercussions rippling through the country's economy to hit consumers and businesses.

Rep. Rogers wants to move radio needle to moderate

05/12/2014 1:20am
Rep. Mike Rogers wants to be a "productive conservative" on the radio dial who fosters "smart debate" during the daily show he will host after leaving Congress in January.

Health law gives pregnant women new options

05/12/2014 1:31am
The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.

Talk of Hillary campaign forces out old issues

05/12/2014 1:40am
For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the last few months might be comparable to a spring cleaning: An airing of her political past before she sets the course for her much speculated-about future.

Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

05/12/2014 2:10am
The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

Nissan profit rises as sales outpace industry

05/12/2014 3:21am
Nissan's quarterly profit edged up nearly 5 percent as sales grew around the world and a favorable exchange rate helped earnings.

German labor official urges speedy minimum wage

05/12/2014 3:50am
Germany's new top labor official says he will push to have the country introduce a national minimum wage quicker than planned and work to make union membership more attractive to young people.

Oil and gas lab coming to Terrebonne school

05/12/2014 4:20am
Terrebonne Career and Technical High School students interested in learning the basics of oil and gas production will have the opportunity to do so next fall through a new integrated production lab.

China police arrest 60 in environmental protest

05/12/2014 4:40am
Police said Monday they detained 60 people following a protest over plans to build a waste incinerator in a city in eastern China, where neighbors expressed skepticism about official pledges to seek public approval before proceeding.

Schumer pushing student loan debt refinancing

05/12/2014 6:00am
Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing a plan in the Senate that would allow undergraduate borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at today's lower rates.

List of brands of Hillshire Brands, Pinnacle Foods

05/12/2014 6:21am
Hillshire Brands Co. is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $4.23 billion. The companies put the transaction's total value at approximately $6.6 billion, which includes Pinnacle's outstanding debt.

Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers

05/12/2014 6:51am
He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

05/12/2014 7:01am
The Mormon church is moving 67 missionaries out of Ukraine due to continuing unrest there. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the missionaries will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service.

Cambodia's Caltex gas station workers on strike

05/12/2014 7:20am
Workers at U.S.-owned Caltex gas stations in Cambodia went on strike Monday to demand higher wages and better working conditions.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

05/12/2014 7:31am
A Las Vegas Strip hotel security guard is due in court Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted two women he escorted to their rooms. Prosecutors say both women Jerry Johnson is accused of sexually assaulting at the Wyndham were intoxicated. They say DNA evidence links him to both cases.

European court orders Turkey to pay 90 million euros over 1974 Cyprus military operation

05/12/2014 7:41am
European court orders Turkey to pay 90 million euros over 1974 Cyprus military operation.

BSkyB in talks to combine Fox European assets

05/12/2014 7:42am
BSkyB, the London-headquartered satellite broadcaster, confirmed Monday that it is in early talks with 21st Century Fox to buy its pay television assets in Italy and Germany.

US indexes at all-time highs; Pinnacle Foods soars

05/12/2014 7:51am
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, sending major indexes to their latest all-time highs.

Analysis: Hospital deal rejection threatens budget

05/12/2014 8:11am
On paper, the federal rejection of financing plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal's LSU hospital privatization deals looks like it has all the makings of a fiscal calamity for the state.

Economist: Bounce back not as strong as expected

05/12/2014 8:11am
A University of Rhode Island professor says his monthly analysis of the economy showed no overall improvement in March.

AP PHOTOS: Miners' hard life now tinged with fear

05/12/2014 8:20am
They sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils of collapsing earth and limb-crushing machinery to come up with a few grams of gold.

Snake River fall chinook salmon make comeback

05/12/2014 8:21am
The Snake River's fall chinook salmon are making a comeback.

Shire buying liver disease drug maker for $260M

05/12/2014 8:40am
Irish drugmaker Shire said Monday it will buy privately-held Lumena Pharmaceuticals for more than $260 million in a deal that gives Shire new experimental treatments for liver diseases.

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05/12/2014 8:51am
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Allergan board turns down Valeant takeover offer

05/12/2014 9:10am
Botox maker Allergan formally rejected on Monday a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saying that the unsolicited offer worth nearly $46 billion undervalues the company and poses a significant risk to its growth prospects.

Lower bad loans shore up Unicredit in Q1

05/12/2014 9:30am
Italy's largest bank, Unicredit, says lower bad loan provisions helped its net profit rise by 58 percent in the first quarter, in a further sign that the country's economy is stabilizing following years of crisis.

Pfizer underscores UK commitments in memo

05/12/2014 9:40am
Pfizer Inc. has sought to allay concerns over its proposed $106 billion takeover offer of Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca, insisting that its promises will be legally binding.

Livestock feed company plans Hagerstown, Md., jobs

05/12/2014 10:01am
A livestock feed producer says it expects to create about 20 jobs within two years at its new distribution center in Hagerstown.

Mine workers union backs coal dust rule

05/12/2014 10:11am
The United Mine Workers of America is giving "qualified support" to the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.

Education board taking up nursing center plan

05/12/2014 10:11am
The Rhode Island Board of Education is expected to consider draft legislation that advances plans for a nursing education center on the edge of downtown Providence.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

05/12/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Israeli arrested on US request over Iran trade

05/12/2014 10:41am
An Israeli man was arrested while trying to depart the country on Monday following a request by the U.S. that he be held for alleged illegal weapons trading with Iran, Israel's justice ministry said.

Overtreating Medicare patients may costs billions

05/12/2014 11:01am
A new study suggests that in a single year, up to 42 percent of Medicare patients got at least one medical procedure they didn't need — overtreatment that cost as much as $8 billion.

Chrysler reports $690 million first quarter loss

05/12/2014 11:21am
Chrysler Group saw big sales gains in the first quarter thanks to the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup, but it lost money because of charges related to its merger with Italian automaker Fiat SpA.

Organizations aim to train immigrant entrepreneurs

05/12/2014 11:31am
After immigrating to Oregon from the Mexican state of Oaxaca more than two decades ago, Paula Asuncion worked on farms and in minimum wage jobs at fast-food restaurants — a widow struggling to feed six children, sharing cramped apartments with other families.

IMF head withdraws from Smith College commencement

05/12/2014 11:31am
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has withdrawn as Smith College's commencement speaker after faculty and students protests.

Frozen food group goes on offense as sales lag

05/12/2014 11:41am
Frozen food makers plan to launch their first national TV ad in defense of their products on Tuesday as the category fights to boost slipping sales.

Apple CEO dares to be different from Steve Jobs

05/12/2014 12:01pm
"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.