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Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

04/17/2014 12:20am
China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

Grain mostly mixed, livestock higher

04/17/2014 1:00am
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

AP-AM Prep-Music

04/17/2014 1:12am

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

04/17/2014 1:31am
Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages for costs in fighting the fire. Idaho officials contend a logging crew started the fire using equipment that didn't meet Forest Service standards required by law.

Georgia State appoints first innovation officer

04/17/2014 1:40am
Georgia State University officials say the school has appointed its first chief innovation officer.

Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur

04/17/2014 2:11am
Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2.

UMSL, Normandy look to revitalize neighborhood

04/17/2014 3:11am
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is joining some of its neighbors in an effort to promote economic development in a nearby community.

Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

04/17/2014 3:20am
A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.

Sandoval leads trade mission to Canada

04/17/2014 4:21am
Gov. Brian Sandoval is heading a delegation of Nevada business and education leaders on a trade mission to Canada.

Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

04/17/2014 4:30am
DuPont says that lost sales and increased operating costs from adverse weather conditions dragged on first-quarter earnings.

Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

04/17/2014 4:50am
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.

Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

04/17/2014 4:50am
Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.

Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

04/17/2014 5:10am
DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and margins improved in almost every one of them.

Britain's Co-op posts loss in 'disastrous' year

04/17/2014 5:20am
The Co-operative Group, Britain's largest mutual society, on Thursday posted a 2.5 billion-pound ($3.04 billion) loss for 2013, a year its chief executive called "disastrous."

Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

04/17/2014 5:51am
Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

04/17/2014 5:51am
Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

04/17/2014 6:20am
The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.

Target expands subscription service tenfold

04/17/2014 6:40am
Target is vastly expanding the goods that are available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival,

Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels

04/17/2014 6:50am
Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels.

Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated

04/17/2014 7:01am
China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company.

Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000

04/17/2014 7:01am
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

04/17/2014 7:51am
Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

04/17/2014 7:51am
As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

Goldman's income falls 11 percent, but still beats

04/17/2014 7:51am
Goldman Sachs' earnings fell in the first quarter as bond trading slumped, but the results still came in ahead of what investors expected as other parts of the bank performed well.

Detroit recovery to be subject of college course

04/17/2014 8:00am
The ongoing efforts to turn around bankrupt Detroit will be the subject of a course starting this spring at Wayne State University.

Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

04/17/2014 8:11am
Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

Dollar mixed

04/17/2014 8:21am

Mubadala posts strong profits for Abu Dhabi

04/17/2014 8:30am
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala state investment company says profits last year tripled to roughly $395 million on the back of a strong performance from international investments.

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

04/17/2014 8:30am
Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.

Police promise better handling of rape kits

04/17/2014 8:41am
Salt Lake City police are promising swifter processing of rape kits, and they say they are starting a website to track the progress.

Green UK lawmaker cleared over fracking protest

04/17/2014 8:50am
Britain's only Green Party lawmaker has been acquitted of charges stemming from her participation in a protest against shale gas extraction.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct

04/17/2014 8:50am
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.

Proposed taxes crucial to Union Parish schools

04/17/2014 8:51am
Union Parish Superintendent George Cannon calls May 3 the most significant day in 20 years for students in Union Parish.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

04/17/2014 9:00am
A pet shop owner is pleading not guilty to fraud and attempted theft charges in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters. Records show Gloria Lee entered her pleas yesterday in Clark County District Court. Lee and co-defendant Kirk Bills previously pleaded not guilty to arson, animal cruelty and other charges.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

04/17/2014 9:00am
Salt Lake City police are promising swifter processing of rape kits, and they say they are starting a website to track the progress. Police Chief Chris Burbank says officials will now post online information involved in hundreds of rape cases. On Tuesday, Salt Lake City Council members criticized a backlog in the processing.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

04/17/2014 9:20am
A crew member on the ferry that sank of South Korea's southern coast yesterday says an immediate evacuation order wasn't issued because officers on the bridge were still trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, amid confusion and chaos.

Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

04/17/2014 10:01am
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.

US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

04/17/2014 10:11am
The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.

Bailed-out Cyprus to test bond market in June

04/17/2014 10:21am
Bailed-out Cyprus says it will issue six-year government bonds every month starting in June as a first step to returning more permanently to international markets after a three-year absence.

Massachusetts psychiatric prison under scrutiny

04/17/2014 10:21am
A nonprofit watchdog group has opened an investigation into the treatment of inmates at the Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.


04/17/2014 10:21am
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Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin

04/17/2014 10:21am
Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law.

Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal

04/17/2014 10:31am
Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016.

Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

04/17/2014 10:41am
The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.

GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

04/17/2014 10:41am
General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results.

US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

04/17/2014 11:00am
The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.