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Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

04/23/2014 12:10am
An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

04/23/2014 12:20am
Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

04/23/2014 12:30am
An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

Ericsson in $260 million first-quarter profit

04/23/2014 12:30am
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says first-quarter profit increased to 1.7 billion kronor ($260 million) mainly because of restructuring and licensing income even as revenue fell by 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

04/23/2014 12:40am
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.

Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait

04/23/2014 12:50am
Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

04/23/2014 12:50am
The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

Culinary Institute of Michigan opens restaurant

04/23/2014 2:20am
Baker College of Port Huron's culinary students are putting their skills to the test.

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

04/23/2014 3:30am
A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

04/23/2014 4:00am
Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.

EU says Greece reached milestone in improving its finances, opens way for more debt relief

04/23/2014 4:20am
EU says Greece reached milestone in improving its finances, opens way for more debt relief.

France raises deficit forecasts amid low growth

04/23/2014 6:00am
The French government has raised its public deficit forecasts amid slow growth, but is still pledging to meet the European Union deficit target of 3 percent next year.

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

04/23/2014 6:01am
Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.

Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

04/23/2014 6:31am
Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.

A sampling of editorials from around New York

04/23/2014 7:10am
The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on increasing scrutiny of plans for transporting oil by rail and barge through New York.

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

04/23/2014 7:30am
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.

Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

04/23/2014 7:40am
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

04/23/2014 8:00am
A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors.

US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months

04/23/2014 8:11am
US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.

Dollar mixed

04/23/2014 8:40am


04/23/2014 8:50am
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Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

04/23/2014 8:50am
An Ogden-based bank confirms that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week. The New York Times published a story last week revealing the presence of the plane in Iran. Executives with the Bank of Utah confirmed yesterday that the Ghana company had been using the plane. The bank said it has been cooperating with federal agencies since the plane was spotted in Iran but wouldn't comment further.

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

04/23/2014 8:51am
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

Union protests postal counters in Staples stores

04/23/2014 9:00am
Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.

Grain mixed, cattle mixed and pork higher

04/23/2014 9:00am
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

04/23/2014 9:00am
The Bureau of Land Management has given the go-ahead for a pipeline project in Eureka County. Prospector Pipeline Co. intends to bury a 12-inch pipe along an 18-mile route to deliver natural gas from the North Elko Pipeline to Newmont Mining Co.'s Leeville and Gold Quarry mines.

Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

04/23/2014 9:10am
Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products.

Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap

04/23/2014 9:10am
If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

Spacious new Heathrow Terminal 2 set for opening

04/23/2014 9:10am
The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.

Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

04/23/2014 9:20am
A million dollars will change you.

Former Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash

04/23/2014 9:20am
A former Fortune 500 executive has been indicted on second-degree murder charges in a December crash in New Hampshire that killed a Vermont couple, including a woman who was eight months pregnant.

Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

04/23/2014 9:30am
The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

04/23/2014 10:00am
The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.

How Piketty's research shaped wealth gap debate

04/23/2014 10:00am
French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 percent.

Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

04/23/2014 10:10am
Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

04/23/2014 10:20am
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.