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Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

09/01/2014 1:50am
Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

09/01/2014 2:20am
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths

09/01/2014 4:20am
Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there.

Finnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018

09/01/2014 5:00am
Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expected to go online until 2018 — nine years later than initially forecast.

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

09/01/2014 5:20am
Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.

Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

09/01/2014 5:31am
The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country.

Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

09/01/2014 6:20am
Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.

Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal battle for Arizona governor

09/01/2014 8:21am
Republican Doug Ducey resonates confidence and positive energy, projecting an air that his election as the next governor of Arizona is a sure thing.

Goshen College juggles growth, core traditions

09/01/2014 8:31am
Like other small, private colleges and universities across the state, Goshen College officials say they continue to compete for students while focusing on providing high-quality education at a lower out-of-pocket cost to students.

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

09/01/2014 8:42am
A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

Trucking company says lawsuit should be dismissed

09/01/2014 8:50am
A trucking company in the North Dakota oil patch says a lawsuit by a former employee over overtime pay is without merit.

Man pleads guilty to embezzling $700K from employer

09/01/2014 9:33am
A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony theft charges for embezzling nearly $700,000 from his employer.

David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

09/01/2014 9:41am
Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

09/01/2014 9:41am
International stock markets are mixed today, with European shares lower in morning trading amid simmering tensions over Ukraine.

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

09/01/2014 9:51am
Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

Where candidates for governor stand on health care

09/01/2014 9:51am
Improving the well-being of the state's health care system could be a difficult prescription to fill for the next governor, given Massachusetts' rocky effort to merge its 2006 health care law and President Barack Obama's 2010 federal law. That's not the only health care challenge the Democratic and Republican candidates are weighing ahead of the Sept. 9 primary:

Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

09/01/2014 9:51am
The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

09/01/2014 10:20am
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage -- a top issue for Democrats.

Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

09/01/2014 10:30am
The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

09/01/2014 10:41am
Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

09/01/2014 10:51am
North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

09/01/2014 11:40am
On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

09/01/2014 11:52am
On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

09/01/2014 12:01pm
Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

09/01/2014 12:11pm
A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.

Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

09/01/2014 12:21pm
Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.

Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

09/01/2014 12:21pm
A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent's reputation in conservative circles.

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

09/01/2014 1:30pm
Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

Stocks in Europe post modest gains

09/01/2014 1:31pm
With U.S. markets closed for the Labor Day holiday, stocks overseas have started the week on a lackluster note.

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

09/01/2014 2:33pm
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

09/01/2014 2:50pm
President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

09/01/2014 3:41pm
Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.

Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

09/01/2014 4:11pm
The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

09/01/2014 4:21pm
The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

09/01/2014 5:00pm
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

09/01/2014 5:20pm
A man who shot and wounded a shopper while robbing a drug store died after a gunbattle with police near a Reno casino.

Lawsuit: Nevada trapping rules cause suffering

09/01/2014 5:50pm
Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners say trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions.

5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

09/01/2014 6:50pm
Common ground is scarce in the Pennsylvania governor's race, the only statewide election contest in 2014.