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US reviewing whether to put NKorea on state terrorist list

December 22, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls... more »»

Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

December 22, 2014 RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn’t want to have to kill anyone. more »»

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

December 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1. more »»

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

December 20, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. more »»

Staples: Customer data exposed in breach

December 20, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. more »»

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous... more »»

US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013

December 20, 2014 DETROIT — Driving is getting safer. more »»

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

December 19, 2014 ATLANTA — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattac... more »»

Changing online prices stump shoppers

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. more »»

MetLife labeled as potential financial threat

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter oversight. more »»

Nike says strong demand drives 2Q beat

December 19, 2014 BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike Inc. says strong consumer demand helped boost its second-quarter revenue and profit. more »»

Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers

December 17, 2014 MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts to... more »»

T-Mobile to let users carry over unused data

December 17, 2014 NEW YORK — T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments. U.S. more »»

American Apparel fires founder Charney

December 17, 2014 LOS ANGELES — American Apparel has fired founder Dov Charney and named longtime fashion executive Paula Schneider to be its next CEO. more »»

Lockheed to settle suit over retirement accounts

December 17, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Lockheed Martin Corp. more »»

Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement. more »»

Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever... more »»

Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

December 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s push to cover America’s uninsured faces another big test Monday. more »»

At climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

December 15, 2014 LIMA, Peru — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. more »»



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