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Russia inflation hits 16.9 percent in March

April 7, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia’s consumer price inflation hit 16.9 percent in March as the country heads for recession, the state statistics agency Rosstat said Monday. more »»

Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state’s battered image after a backlash over... more »»

AP investigation prompts emergency rescue of 300 plus slaves

April 4, 2015 BENJINA, Indonesia — At first the men filtered in by twos and threes, hearing whispers of a possible rescue. more »»

End of robust hiring streak raises doubts about job market

April 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — For months, the U.S. economy’s strength has been flagging. Manufacturing slowed. Fewer homes were built. Cheaper gas failed to ignite consumer spending. more »»

NYC board: High-rent-tenants-only gym may be discriminatory

April 4, 2015 NEW YORK — An apartment house where only high-paying tenants can use the gym may be illegally discriminating, city officials said this week amid debate over luxury buildings that provide fewer... more »»

Dockworker reps urge union to OK contract

April 4, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as... more »»

Fugitive treasure hunter to plead to contempt

April 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fugitive treasure hunter plans to plead guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck, court documents... more »»

Stock split could cost Google over $500 million

April 3, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet’s most profitable company could cost Google more... more »»

New scoring system to help with poor credit

April 3, 2015 NEW YORK — People struggling with a bad credit score, or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard. more »»

Autonomous car finishes 3,400-mile US road trip

April 3, 2015 An autonomous car's recent 3,400-mile U.S. road trip proves there's at least one thing computers do better than humans: Follow the speed limit. Auto supplier Delphi Corp. more »»

McDonald’s: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

April 2, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving econom. more »»

US car buyers tap the brakes in March

April 2, 2015 DETROIT — U.S. car buyers tapped the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales. more »»

Allegiant Air pilots strike averted by court ruling

April 2, 2015 Pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air were prevented in their plans to strike Thursday after a Las Vegas court issued a temporary restraining orde. more »»

Bull trots on: Stocks grind higher for 9th straight quarter

April 1, 2015 NEW YORK — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn’t stop this winte. more »»

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

April 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections,... more »»

Judge approves RadioShack sale

April 1, 2015 DOVER, Del. — A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs. more »»

Charter nabs Bright House in pay-TV deal

April 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Charter buying Bright House for $10.4 billion is the latest big deal in the pay-TV industry. more »»

US Steel to idle part of Minntac

April 1, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. U.S. more »»

Lincoln Continental returning

March 31, 2015 DEARBORN, Mich. — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. more »»



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