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Germany's economy losing momentum

08/14/2014 12:30am
Germany's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, losing momentum after a robust first quarter which was helped by the mild winter.

China Mobile first half profit falls 8.5 percent

08/14/2014 1:00am
China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit fell 8.5 percent as the company rolled out fourth-generation service.

French economy stagnates in 2nd quarter

08/14/2014 1:20am
France's economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again.

S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months

08/14/2014 2:30am
South Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time in 15 months on Thursday, providing support to an economy dragged down by the shock of a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of teenagers.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

08/14/2014 2:30am
A status hearing in Reno has been postponed until October for a 24-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering several dogs, leaving a gruesome scene in a motel room across from a south side shopping center. A half-dozen animal rights protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse before the hearing was continued until Oct. 16.

Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

08/14/2014 2:50am
Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea.

No citations in fatal Pennsylvania gas well fire

08/14/2014 4:11am
Federal authorities have decided against issuing citations in a natural gas well fire in southwestern Pennsylvania that killed one worker earlier this year.

Massachusetts halts 2 medical marijuana permits

08/14/2014 4:40am
Massachusetts has put a hold on one company's bid to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in the state while it investigates allegations that a company executive lied by claiming he was a college graduate.

Korean Air to halt Kenya flights

08/14/2014 5:10am
Korean Air Lines Co. will suspend flights to Kenya in what it said Thursday is a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions

08/14/2014 5:50am
Slovakia's prime minister has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russia.

Ocean Springs Hospital gets $16.5M renovation

08/14/2014 6:20am
Growth in west Jackson County has led to expansion at Ocean Springs Hospital, where a $16.5 million renovation project is now complete.

Suspect Danish meat also sold in Germany

08/14/2014 6:21am
German authorities say meat products from a Danish firm that has been closed over a listeria outbreak also were sold at a store in Germany.

Detrick lab to study Ebola treatment

08/14/2014 6:31am
Researchers at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick are planning a study on an experimental drug that was given to two American aid workers to treat the Ebola virus.

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

08/14/2014 7:00am
Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

US jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

08/14/2014 7:01am
More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

08/14/2014 7:20am
Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.

US stocks open higher following earnings news

08/14/2014 7:50am
The U.S. stock market is rising modestly in early trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.

Website to get more oversight of complaints

08/14/2014 8:01am
New York's attorney general says new owners of the website have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying.

Lafayette hospital improves since takeover

08/14/2014 8:10am
Officials say patients at Lafayette's University Hospital & Clinics are spending far less time waiting in the emergency room these days and are more satisfied with the care they receive.

Dollar mixed

08/14/2014 8:21am
The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Safety official dies in demolition derby accident

08/14/2014 8:30am
A 41-year-old man who was serving as a safety officer during a demolition derby has died after a vehicle fell onto him.

School officials work to change sex ed book

08/14/2014 8:40am
A San Francisco Bay Area school district shelved a sex education textbook that included references to sex toys and bondage after some parents said it was inappropriate for students in a ninth-grade health class.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

08/14/2014 8:50am
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year.


08/14/2014 8:50am
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08/14/2014 8:50am
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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

08/14/2014 9:00am
Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

6 workers suffer burns in East Texas mine accident

08/14/2014 9:40am
Six workers at an idle coal mine in East Texas have suffered burns from falling debris amid preparations to resume operations this fall.

US fund says no deal to end Argentina default

08/14/2014 9:51am
Negotiations have apparently ended without success on a private-sector deal to end the legal battle that forced Argentina into default last month for the second time in 13 years.


08/14/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

08/14/2014 11:01am
Well, that didn't last long.

Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

08/14/2014 11:33am
When they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer belt, some of them still flopping.

Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

08/14/2014 11:51am
The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.

No mechanical issues found before CEO's crash

08/14/2014 12:51pm
Federal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton.


08/14/2014 1:21pm
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Gold, silver rise

08/14/2014 1:31pm
The August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1313.90 an ounce -- up $1.10.

Crude falls

08/14/2014 1:31pm
Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $2.01 -- closing at $95.58 a barrel.

Dollar mixed

08/14/2014 1:31pm
The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

US stocks move higher following earnings news

08/14/2014 2:12pm
The U.S. stock market is closing slightly higher following some strong corporate earnings.

GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

08/14/2014 2:22pm
General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment.

Ohio offers no-interest loans in water toxin fight

08/14/2014 2:41pm
Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.

Foreign patients boost Houston's medical economy

08/14/2014 3:02pm
Mexican businessman Juan Payan and his wife, Martha, arrived in Houston almost three months ago and have accrued about $300,000 in expenses to ensure they have the best Houston has to offer.

NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years

08/14/2014 3:11pm
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

08/14/2014 3:11pm
The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said Thursday.

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

08/14/2014 3:12pm
Naysayers have been calling shares of Warren Buffett's company overpriced for decades.

Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

08/14/2014 3:12pm
The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.

JC Penney posts narrower 2Q loss, sales rise

08/14/2014 3:21pm
J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) reported a narrower loss for its second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.


08/14/2014 3:31pm
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Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

08/14/2014 3:41pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations.

Puerto Rico man pleads guilty to bribing judge

08/14/2014 3:51pm
A Puerto Rico businessman has pleaded guilty to bribing a Superior Court judge to secure his acquittal in a fatal drunk-driving case.

Carolina Rising begins $1.5M NC ad campaign

08/14/2014 4:01pm
A group promoting policies implemented by North Caroilna Republicans is running a television ad before most public schools open to praise Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis for education legislation.

Subway Inn, old-time NYC dive bar, facing eviction

08/14/2014 4:02pm
The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers — and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe — pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support their efforts to avoid eviction by a real estate development firm.

New York hospital damaged in storm gets $117M aid

08/14/2014 4:11pm
The city's public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for damage related to Superstorm Sandy, the state's two U.S. senators said Thursday.

Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

08/14/2014 4:14pm
Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.

VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process

08/14/2014 4:21pm
The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.

Former home of J.D. Salinger up for sale

08/14/2014 4:50pm
A former home of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.

Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

08/14/2014 5:01pm
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.

IPFW study recommends shift to Indiana U. control

08/14/2014 5:40pm
Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne would better serve its region with a shift in governance to Indiana University and a change in the state's funding formula for university campuses, a study released Thursday recommended.

Study of Nevada health insurance under scrutiny

08/14/2014 6:21pm
Officials have challenged a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, contending Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums — and much closer to the national average — than the report suggests.

Adam & Eve survives raids, protest to prosper

08/14/2014 6:21pm
For years, it was always something - a government raid, obscenity charges, citizen protests. If Adam & Eve was in the news, you could guess the reason: Somebody didn't like what the adult entertainment company was selling.

Loan payment delayed for Puerto Rico power company

08/14/2014 6:31pm
Puerto Rico's financially struggling public power company won a big reprieve Thursday, announcing that creditors agreed to postpone payment of $671 million worth of bank loans until next year.

Argentina seeks charges in US firm's plant closing

08/14/2014 7:11pm
The government of Argentina will seek criminal charges against representatives of a U.S.-based global printing company that abruptly shuttered its plant in the South American country, the president said Thursday.

Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties

08/14/2014 7:50pm
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes.

NC Senate send House bargain on teacher assistants

08/14/2014 8:11pm
Senate Republicans offered solutions late Thursday to end the General Assembly's extended work session this year. But they also offered a hard bargain to House members to resolve a problem about teacher assistants by linking it to a sales tax and economic development measure.

9 workers rescued from trapped China mine

08/14/2014 10:11pm
Rescuers on Friday pulled out nine of 25 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, state media reported.

Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

08/14/2014 11:30pm
The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.