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Oil meeting in Qatar collapses without freeze as Iran absent

April 18, 2016 DOHA, Qatar — A meeting of oil-rich countries in Qatar that had been expected to boost crude prices by freezing production fell apart Sunday as Iran stayed home and vowed to increase its output... more »»

Finance leaders pledge effort to boost global growth

April 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Global finance officials are vowing to try to reinvigorate a lackluster global economy and urging governments to embrace free trade and do more to fight tax evasion. more »»

Congress considers US-made footwear for military

April 18, 2016 SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A bill in Congress would require the Department of Defense to provide U.S.-made footwear to personnel. more »»

Tourists spending more money in Vegas

April 18, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the Las Vegas tourism board. more »»

Marimekko launch fails to ignite frenzy

April 18, 2016 NEW YORK — It was hardly a Lilly-lollapalooza. more »»

Flight believed to hit drone on approach

April 18, 2016 LONDON — Police say a British Airways flight from Geneva hit an object believed to be a drone while on approach to London’s Heathrow Airpor. more »»

Top finance officials: World economy still faces threats

April 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — The global recovery has regained most of the ground lost from the market turbulence at the beginning of the year, finance officials of the world’s largest economies said Frida. more »»

AMC U-turns; texting in theaters now on ‘cutting room floor’

April 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Oops. The idea lasted about as long as a Snapchat text: the head of AMC Theatres mulled openly about creating texting-friendly movie theaters to appeal to smartphone-addicted youngsters. more »»

Citigroup’s profit sinks 27 pct, beats expectations

April 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Citigroup's profit fell nearly 27 percent in the first quarter, hurt by weak results at its consumer bank and trading business. more »»

Lay off the sauce, maker says

April 16, 2016 LONDON — Mars Food, the maker of Dolmio and Uncle Ben's, says some of its sauces will soon carry labels suggesting they should be eaten only occasionally - a decision praised by health campaigners... more »»

Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

April 15, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft sued the U.S. more »»

Protesters at McDonald's call for $15/hour, union

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union were at McDonald's restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world's biggest... more »»

Bank of America profit drops 18 percent

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Bank of America's first-quarter profit fell more than 18 percent from a year earlier, hurt by weak performance in its trading unit. Its shares edged lower in premarket trading Thursday. more »»

Some big US banks have 6 months shape up plans

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. more »»

US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

Faraday aims to start Nevada plant by 2018

April 14, 2016 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. more »»

Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of... more »»

Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests

April 13, 2016 DETROIT — The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. more »»

New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments. more »»



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