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UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

May 26, 2015 The Associated Press LONDON — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth’s center looks quintessentially British. more »»

Anonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searches

May 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners, possibly from the same source, caused a scare on Monday involving four international flights at airports in New York and New... more »»

Japan trade gap returns to deficit, more red ahead

May 26, 2015 TOKYO — Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month’s surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. The 53. more »»

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

May 26, 2015 Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, say two people familiar with the negotiations. more »»

Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

May 26, 2015 BELLINGHAM, Washington — A woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. more »»

Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

May 25, 2015 LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in... more »»

Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

May 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. more »»

Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

May 23, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal... more »»

Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

May 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. more »»

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

May 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a... more »»

Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes

May 23, 2015 DENTON, Texas — A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city. more »»

McDonald’s CEO ‘proud’ of pay hike; protesters want more

May 22, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a decision to bump pay for some workers, even after protesters called on the company to do more outside its... more »»

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. more »»

Gap's 1Q profit down 8 percent on currency fluctuations

May 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Gap Inc. reported an 8 percent decline in its first-quarter profit, as results were hurt by currency fluctuations and persistent sluggish sales at its Gap and Banana Republic stores. more »»

Lumber Liquidators abruptly CEO quits

May 22, 2015 NEW YORK — Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from Chin. more »»

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal... more »»

Target beating Wal-Mart in race for turnaround

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales. Target Corp. more »»

Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely

May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that it would be too early to start raising interest rates in June, as they debated if the economy's weakness would... more »»

For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury

May 20, 2015 NEW YORK — For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry. more »»

6 Chinese nationals charged with stealing US trade secrets

May 20, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been charged with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.. more »»



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