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Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of …

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lea…

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Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political ob…

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy'…

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday…

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Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won ple…

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker t…

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Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the cris…

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Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Mon…

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Time to cash out of stocks? Arguments for, against

Time to cash out of stocks? Arguments for, against

The market has tripled in a little over five years.

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday…

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Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won ple…

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker t…

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Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the cris…

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Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Mon…

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Time to cash out of stocks? Arguments for, against

Time to cash out of stocks? Arguments for, against

The market has tripled in a little over five years.

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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore t…

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Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.

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Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, …

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Finnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expect…

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Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers…

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Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billi…

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Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfort…

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Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its m…

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Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

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Auto buyers may have loans longer than cars

Auto buyers may have loans longer than cars

Sales surge in part because Americans are taking out longer loans.

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German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

BERLIN (AP) — A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first…

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Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries f…

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Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new gener…

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It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

TOKYO (AP) — Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly t…

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Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest to…

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Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

DETROIT (AP) — It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fis…

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Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Earnings-sharing proposals fail the fairness test.

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In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

NEW YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recov…

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South American food chains use Florida as US gate

South American food chains use Florida as US gate

MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.

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South American food chains use Florida as US gate

MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.

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In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern Californ…

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Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame catching on in southeast US

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take …

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Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, whe…

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Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

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Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug t…

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Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchan…

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BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as…

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Stocks end higher following strong run in August

Stocks end higher following strong run in August

The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.

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IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagard…

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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely a…

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Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped …

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American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz.

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight…

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days.

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Splunk, Tesla are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored …

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Stock market closes at record high

Stock market closes at record high

The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.

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Recalls this week: laptop power cords, helmets

Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potent…

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Grain mostly lower, beef and pork higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Startups offer banking for smartphone users

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

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