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Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., the companies said Thursday.

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Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesd…

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Office Coach: Take concerns to manager, not co-worker

Office Coach: Take concerns to manager, not co-worker

Advice for readers asking about a "control freak" team leader and a "dinosaur" co-worker.

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Spain: New king says corruption must be eliminated

Spain: New king says corruption must be eliminated

MADRID (AP) — Spain's new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday that seemingly endless examples of corruption ac…

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Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

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US removes Gambia from trade agreement

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove Gambia from a trade agreement in response to human right…

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Grain lower, livestock mostly lower

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

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US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average adding modestly to its gains a day after clos…

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More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners.

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MF Global Holdings to pay $1.21B in restitution

MF Global Holdings Ltd. must pay $1.21 billion to reimburse customers for losses sustained when the brokerage firm failed in 2011.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

Stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time. Investors were enc…

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Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

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US removes Gambia from trade agreement

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove Gambia from a trade agreement in response to human right…

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Grain lower, livestock mostly lower

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

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US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average adding modestly to its gains a day after clos…

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More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners.

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MF Global Holdings to pay $1.21B in restitution

MF Global Holdings Ltd. must pay $1.21 billion to reimburse customers for losses sustained when the brokerage firm failed in 2011.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

Stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time. Investors were enc…

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NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

LONDON (AP) — North Korea's microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according …

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Taser and Walgreen are big market movers

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

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Unions make push to recruit protected immigrants

Unions make push to recruit protected immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) — Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to e…

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US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

Stocks are closing mostly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time.

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Air bag maker Takata shuffles top management

TOKYO (AP) — Takata Corp., the Japanese maker of air bags at the center of massive recalls in the U.S. and elsewhere, said Wednesday that it w…

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Being choosy paid off for mutual-fund investors in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Go big and stay home. Anyone who followed that strategy with their mutual funds in 2014 is likely sitting on another year of h…

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US stocks move higher in abbreviated trading day

US stocks move higher in abbreviated trading day

Stocks are moving slightly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time.

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Grain lower, livestock mostly lower

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Average US 30-year mortgage edges up slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30-year low remained very close to the 19-month low hi…

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Russia in offer to help firms with foreign debts

Russia in offer to help firms with foreign debts

MOSCOW (AP) — With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia's central bank said Wednesday it will look to help companies with their…

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Auto industry acts globally _ except on recalls

Auto industry acts globally _ except on recalls

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination betwe…

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Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low

Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S.…

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Honda recalls 1,252 Crosstours over side air bags

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling 1,252 Crosstour vehicles due to a faulty side air bag made by troubled air bag supplier Takata.

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US stocks open higher in abbreviated trading day

Stocks are opening slightly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time.

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Auto industry acts globally _ except on recalls

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination betwe…

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HeidelbergCement offloads Hanson unit for $1.4 bln

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's HeidelbergCement AG says it is selling its North American and British brick and concrete pipe business, Hanson Buildin…

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Economy dominates in-tray of new Tunisia president

Economy dominates in-tray of new Tunisia president

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The newly elected president of Tunisia faces deep-seated economic problems as he takes power in the country that blazed …

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Drones becoming popular as holiday gifts

Drones becoming popular as holiday gifts

Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season.

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Dow tops 18,000 points for first time

Dow tops 18,000 points for first time

Wall Street crushed a couple more records Tuesday.

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Business news in brief

Business news in brief

Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk; and more.

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Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop

Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through po…

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US economy accelerates and helps lift Dow to 18K

US economy accelerates and helps lift Dow to 18K

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in U.S. economic growth lifted stocks Tuesday to record highs and showed that the United States is putting distance …

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Sony re-gifts 'The Interview' in limited Christmas release

Sony re-gifts 'The Interview' in limited Christmas release

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Interview" was put back into theaters Tuesday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited Christmas Day theatric…

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Sony statement on limited release of 'The Interview'

Sony statement on limited release of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issued the following statement Tuesday on releasing 'The Interview' in a limited number of US movi…

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Rogen, Franco, others react to 'The Interview' release

Rogen, Franco, others react to 'The Interview' release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities and others react to Sony's announcement Tuesday that it will release Seth Rogen and James Franco's embattled No…

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Hertz and Green Mountain are big market movers

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

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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index notched all-time highs for the second day in a row Tuesday. The rally…

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US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, …

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Dow 101: The Dow and how it works

The Dow Jones industrial average, an index of 30 U.S. blue-chip stocks, is the oldest barometer of the stock market. On Tuesday, it closed abo…

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A look at the Dow's 1,000-point milestones

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by news that the U.S. econ…

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Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

The Dow Jones industrial average is breaking through another milestone, closing above 18,000 points for the first time following more encourag…

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Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Natural gas down 29 pct in a month

Natural gas down 29 pct in a month

NEW YORK (AP) — Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatu…

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Southwest jet loses wingtip in airport brush up

Southwest jet loses wingtip in airport brush up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Christmas fliers got their wings clipped — literally.

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Financial shocker of the year: Oil at $60

Financial shocker of the year: Oil at $60

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first half of 2014 the oil market looked just as it had the year before — and the 2 years before that. Oil was over $1…

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Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk

Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk

Keurig is recalling more than 7 million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines after reports that a number of them had spewed hot liquids…

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Obama applauds Sony move to release 'The Interview'

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to screen its film "The Interview" in a limited nu…

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As recession looms, Russia acts to support ruble

As recession looms, Russia acts to support ruble

MOSCOW (AP) — With its economy spiraling toward recession following Western sanctions and a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia took ano…

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Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House

Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican investigation faults senior IRS officials in the mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax…

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Drones become popular holiday gifts

Drones become popular holiday gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season.

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Court rejects 2 ozone regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court rejected two Environmental Protection Agency regulations that…

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Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit jumps 16 percent

Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit jumps 16 percent

Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump first-quarter expectations, and the nation's largest drugstore chain said Tuesday…

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