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Japan leaders in SOS to cash cow companies as recovery lags

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:20pm

Japan's central bank governor and other officials are stepping up appeals to cash-rich corporations to do more to boost the country's faltering economic recovery.

NY program uses phone calls, text messages to teach English

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:12pm

Candelaria Lopez had tried to learn English before, but it didn't work. She couldn't always make it to class, and when she could, it was hard to find the energy to sit through a three-hour session after her long days as a farmworker in New York's Hudson Valley region. So even after 20 years in the United States, the Mexican immigrant was still pretty much only comfortable saying "Hi."

'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:30pm

Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!

Clinton vows hundreds of billions for infrastructure, jobs

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:51pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the first piece of a new jobs agenda on Sunday, promising hundreds of billions of dollars in fresh federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her primary challengers.

Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:00pm

Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music.

'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:01pm

Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.

'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:30am

Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it.

Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:42am

The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:10am

New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.

Jurors set to return for deliberations in ex-coal CEO trial

for Monday Prime Time, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:10am

Jurors are preparing to head back to court for deliberations in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market _ for now

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:01am

Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back.

Steel factory gas leak kills 10, injures 7 in eastern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:10am

A gas leak at a steel parts factory in eastern China killed 10 people and left seven others hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning in the latest deadly industrial accident to hit China, officials said Monday.

UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:51pm

The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding.

Man charged with $1.4 million MoneyGram embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:11pm

Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they have arrested a man on charges related to the embezzlement of $1.4 million from a MoneyGram operation.

Salt Lake Comic Con says trademark dispute may come to end

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:51pm

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con said they have made inroads in a name-trademark dispute that all hinges on a hyphen.

5 kidnapped Poles are 'safe and sound,' contacted families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:01pm

The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:40pm

Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis.

Despite saving lives, air ambulance companies under fire

Troy Carter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:11pm

Earlier this month, a Summit Air Ambulance helicopter raced up Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman in search of a skier impaled on a tree.

Dentists in Florida County provide day of free services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:20am

Dentist in Indian River County are teaming up to provide a day of free basic dental care for those in need.