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Seattle chopper crash probe looks for anomalies

03/20/2014 12:20am
The challenge of determining what caused a fatal helicopter crash near the Space Needle that killed two men on board and burned a third on the ground is complicated by the fire that charred much of the wreckage, a federal investigator says.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower

03/20/2014 1:11am
Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Dutch ruling coalition slammed in local elections

03/20/2014 1:21am
Parties in the Netherlands' centrist ruling coalition have suffered major losses in local elections.

China Mobile profit hit by competition, 4G costs

03/20/2014 2:50am
China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, said Thursday its profit last year tumbled 5.9 percent due to higher costs and intense competition.

Merkel: Russia faces more sanctions, G8 suspended

03/20/2014 3:00am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union will impose more sanctions on Russia following its decision to annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and will suspend all G-8 meetings until the political situation changes.

Toyota payment could be glimpse into GM's future

03/20/2014 3:50am
General Motors, beware.

House approves changes to failing school law

03/20/2014 3:51am
The Alabama House late Wednesday approved alterations to a GOP-championed program that provides scholarships and tax credits to help move students from failing public schools to private ones.

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

03/20/2014 4:01am
Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease.

Bloomberg to speak at Williams commencement

03/20/2014 4:01am
Billionaire businessman and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been selected to deliver the keynote address at Williams College commencement.

US fine to settle probe delivers relief for Toyota

03/20/2014 4:10am
Toyota Motor Corp., headed to a record profit, can afford the $1.2 billion fine levied by the U.S. government for hiding information about defects in its cars. If anything, the settlement may even deliver relief for Toyota shareholders and customers as a sign the automaker has put the four-year recall debacle behind it.

Off-road vehicle jamboree set for Sparks in July

03/20/2014 5:10am
Northern Nevada tourism officials are hoping off-road enthusiasts will to flock to the Reno-Sparks area for a new special event this summer.

Saudi deports 370,000 migrants over 5 months

03/20/2014 5:31am
Saudi Arabia says it has deported 370,000 foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past five months.

DreamWorks, Chinese partners unveil Shanghai plan

03/20/2014 6:00am
DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners unveiled designs on Thursday for a 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) entertainment complex in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's growing ties with China.

PetroChina annual profit rises 12.4 percent

03/20/2014 6:01am
PetroChina Ltd., China's biggest oil producer, says its profit rose 12.4 percent last year after higher retail gasoline prices helped to narrow heavy losses for its refining unit.

Jet mystery unfolds as Asian air travel booms

03/20/2014 6:20am
The transfixing mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing with 239 people on board has unfolded in a region where air travel is undergoing supercharged growth after decades of being beyond the reach of most people.

Dubai port firm announces $604 million 2013 profit

03/20/2014 7:20am
Dubai-based port operator DP World announced Thursday that its profits rose nearly 11 percent to $604 million in 2013 as the company opened new ports in Britain and Brazil and expanded its operations at home in the United Arab Emirates.

New music school coming to Detroit with $3M boost

03/20/2014 7:20am
A new music school is coming to Detroit.

Analysis: Putin tests Obama's foreign policy

03/20/2014 7:50am
For President Barack Obama, Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea is testing central tenets of his foreign policy philosophy: his belief in the power of direct diplomacy, his preference for using economic sanctions as punishment and his inclination to proceed cautiously in order to avoid creating larger long-term problems.

Applications for US jobless aid rose slightly

03/20/2014 7:50am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, which is close to pre-recession levels and suggests a stable job market.

Stocks slip as investors anticipate higher rates

03/20/2014 8:01am
Stocks are slightly lower in early trading as investors anticipate higher interest rates.

Ralph Fiennes to return to UK's National Theatre

03/20/2014 8:11am
New plays by theatrical giants Tom Stoppard and David Hare and the stage return of Ralph Fiennes are highlights of the next year at Britain's National Theatre.

US envoy: Cyprus peace may ease Europe gas fears

03/20/2014 8:11am
An agreement to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus could ease the supply of newly-found offshore gas to Europe by allowing it to go through Turkey, the U.S. ambassador to the east Mediterranean island nation said Thursday.

Arkansas Supreme Court overturns $1.2B judgment against Johnson & Johnson over drug marketing

03/20/2014 8:20am
Arkansas Supreme Court overturns $1.2B judgment against Johnson & Johnson over drug marketing.

Dollar higher

03/20/2014 8:21am
The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.

EU reaches deal on banking union

03/20/2014 8:41am
The European Union has put in place the last building block of its banking union, a new system that aims to centralize oversight of banks and protect taxpayers from the cost of bailing them out.

Arkansas court tosses $1.2B judgment against J&J

03/20/2014 8:41am
The Arkansas Supreme Court has thrown out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit challenging its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

Deep South Dems mount comeback with familiar names

03/20/2014 8:52am
Democrats in the conservative Deep South are looking to recapture some old political magic in the 2014 elections.

Sales of US existing homes slip to 19-month low

03/20/2014 9:01am
Sales of U.S. existing homes slipped in February to their lowest level since July 2012 as severe winter weather, rising prices and a tight supply of homes discouraged buyers.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.32 pct

03/20/2014 9:01am
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined last week, edging closer to historically low levels.

Grain mixed, cattle higher and pork mixed

03/20/2014 9:01am
Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board f Trade.

Airbus boss calls for improved aircraft tracking

03/20/2014 9:10am
The head of European jet maker Airbus has added his voice to calls for improving the systems used to track and locate aircraft and their data recorders, following the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.