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Fur coats lose to food as ruble's decline hits Finnish town

LAPPEENRANTA, Finland — Nestled in the southeast corner of Finland is a pristine region dotted with lakes and pines that’s the euro area’s first point of call for many Russian shoppers.

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Suspected Nigerian Islamists kidnap 60 women from northeast

KANO, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram militants abducted 60 women from two villages in northeastern Nigeria, a security official said, less than a week after the government announced it had reached a truce with the Islamist group.

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Delayed bonuses would encourage better bank behaviors

Delayed bonuses would encourage better bank behaviors

In a perfect world, they wouldn’t need a regulator to tell them this.

October 22, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Why can’t the Pentagon stop smoking?

Why can’t the Pentagon stop smoking?

Congress should let military get out of the cigarette-sales business.

August 19, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
CIGARS

CIGARS

A Davidoff cigar manufactured by Oettinger Davidoff Group. Anti-smoking advocates want the Food and Drug Administration to regulate more than 3,500 types of luxury cigars that cost $10 or more each. Illustrates CIGARS (category a) by Anna Edney (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Moved Friday, Aug. 8,…

August 08, 2014 2:11 pm
Raytheon's 2Q profit rises as sales fall 7%

Raytheon's 2Q profit rises as sales fall 7%

Meanwhile, sales at the Tucson Raytheon Missile Systems unit fell 9 percent. 

July 24, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Online boast of downing a plane in Ukraine implicates pro-Russia rebels

Online boast of downing a plane in Ukraine implicates pro-Russia rebels

Rebels thought they were aiming ground-to-air missile at a Ukrainian transport plane.

July 18, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Air show

Air show

Security officers stand guard next to an Airbus A319, left, and A380 aircraft at the Farnborough International Air Show. Airbus and Boeing will push upgraded versions of established jetliners as they compete this week for orders.

July 12, 2014 8:06 pm
Warm beer

Warm beer

While Americans like cold beer, the Chinese consider warmer beverages healthier for digestion, an idea that also stems from the tradition of boiling water to make it safer to drink.

July 03, 2014 6:27 pm

Tesla now considers 3-state approach to factory Tucson wants

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk, won’t decide until year end where to build a battery “gigafactory” even as it readies multiple plant sites, the billionaire clarified for investors.

June 03, 2014 6:11 pmLoading…
AIRBAGS

AIRBAGS

After recalling 600,000 sport-utility vehicles nearly two weeks ago, Ford, several other automakers and other agencies are continuing to study why air bags malfunction.

May 18, 2014 2:28 pmLoading…
A mom, a printer, and the new digital ease of counterfeiting

A mom, a printer, and the new digital ease of counterfeiting

A counterfeit $100 bill is inspected under a microscope in March at Secret Service headquarters in Washington.

May 12, 2014 6:01 pmLoading…

Raytheon posts lower first-quarter sales

Shares of Raytheon Co., parent of Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, fell more than 4 percent Thursday after reporting that a slowdown in the federal marketplace sapped first-quarter sales.

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Shrimp-price surge makes restaurant dining more costly

Shrimp-price surge makes restaurant dining more costly

Restaurant chains are taking a profit hit as shrimp prices climb during a bad time: the Lenten season, when eateries rely on seafood to lure Christian diners who abstain from chicken, beef and pork on certain days.

April 15, 2014 4:50 pm
Shrimp-price surge makes restaurant dining more costly

Shrimp-price surge makes restaurant dining more costly

Shrimp prices jumped 61 percent in March over a year earlier and are now at a 14-year high. The climb is attributable to a deadly bacterial disease.

April 15, 2014 4:49 pm

Battery leak is suspected in Raytheon missile failure

An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a warhead made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.

March 26, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
INDONESIA

INDONESIA

Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most-populous country, faces issues generating enough quality jobs for its population.

February 02, 2014 2:55 pm
Facebook, Twitter celebrity rivalry getting heated

Facebook, Twitter celebrity rivalry getting heated

They're fighting to be the social network of choice for the rich and famous.

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Chinook

Chinook

A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter belonging to the 101st Airborne Division takes off with communications equipment for the division's Assault Command Post, to be flown into Iraq March 23, 2003. Source: U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Matise via Bloomberg News

October 14, 2013 2:39 pm

Defense firms plan own furloughs amid shutdown

Lockheed Martin Corp., the biggest U.S. government contractor, said Friday it has identified about 3,000 employees for furloughs on Monday because of the partial government shutdown.

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Walmart cutting orders as inventory stacks up

Walmart Stores Inc. is cutting orders it places with suppliers this quarter and next to address rising inventory the company flagged in last month’s earnings report, Bloomberg News reported.

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Spot construction-labor shortages slow housing rebound

Spot construction-labor shortages slow housing rebound

Mahdi Williams, 28, a student at the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, works on a radius wall at the school in Wilkinsburg, Pa. The non-profit school was founded to help the construction industry fill a shortage of skilled craftsmen.

September 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rick Perry

Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

August 23, 2013 2:10 pm
Bubbles bloom anew in desert as buyers wager on Vegas, Phoenix

Bubbles bloom anew in desert as buyers wager on Vegas, Phoenix

New homes are under construction in Las Vegas, and Phoenix is sharing in the hot market. Bubbles are inflating prices in the two cities even as housing in the rest of the country recovers at a more sustainable pace.

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3D printing increasingly prompts clashes over copyright

3D printing increasingly prompts clashes over copyright

A rapid prototyping model of this woman’s face was produced by a 3-D printer at a June exhibition in Tokyo.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Cotton trend signals rally to October

NEW YORK — Cotton futures that already are up more than any other commodity this year are headed for their highest price since February 2012, according to a technical analysis by FuturePath Trading LLC.

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IBM's US hardware workers will get one-week furloughs

International Business Machines said it's requiring the majority of U.S. employees in its hardware unit to take a week off with reduced pay, cutting costs as demand slows for products such as servers.

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How Republicans' chances stack up for 2014

In the past few weeks, the U.S. Senate races of 2014 have started to take shape.

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5 die in Kashmir attack; officials call it terrorism

NEW DELHI - India said 20 heavily-armed "terrorists" along with men dressed in Pakistan army uniforms killed five Indian soldiers along the border in the disputed region of Kashmir, in a blow to efforts to resume peace talks.

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Tenure has created a system of over-the-hill profs

Millions of 18-year-olds are excited about heading to college this month - leaving home, making friends and taking courses that meet only a few hours a week. On the first day of classes, however, they may be startled to find that the professor who enters Calculus I or Intro to Philosophy is …

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Rural/Metro files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. - Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro Corp., a nationwide ambulance operator owned by Warburg Pincus, filed for bankruptcy, saying its plan to cut debt by about half and reorganize is supported by creditors.

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¿Nace el Tigre Azteca? Muy pronto para afirmarlo

¿Nace el Tigre Azteca? Muy pronto para afirmarlo

Un trabajador en la planta ensambladora de Ford en Cuautitlán Izcalli, México. El país no dará el gran salto mientras siga importando todos los insumos, afirman.

August 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Critics of Medicare advisory board miss the point

For Medicare, this has been a summer of good and bad news. On one hand, the program's costs continue to rise remarkably slowly. So far this fiscal year, they have gone up by only 2.7 percent in nominal terms, the Congressional Budget Office reports.

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Study: Breast-feeding raises child's IQ

NEW YORK - Breast-fed kids are smarter, according to a Harvard University study that found the longer babies are nursed, the greater their intelligence.

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Report: Taliban get US contracts

WASHINGTON - Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing "due process rights" as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.

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Anti-nuke shift backfires as Germany's pollution jumps

BERLIN - Germany's air pollution is set to worsen for a second year, the first back-to-back increase since at least the 1980s, after Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to shut nuclear plants led utilities to burn more coal.

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'Leap Motion' is still a work in progress

SAN FRANCISCO - Imagine being able to control your computer and manipulate on-screen objects not with a mouse, keyboard or even your voice, but with a wave of your hand.

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5 hackers charged in largest data-breach scheme in US

NEWARK, N.J. - Four Russians and a Ukrainian were charged in what prosecutors called the largest hacking and data breach scheme in U.S. history.

July 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

McCain drops gloves, becomes ally to Obama

WASHINGTON - In one week, John McCain brokered a compromise to avoid paralysis in the Senate over President Obama's nominees, introduced banking legislation with Democrat Elizabeth Warren and publicly disputed some Republicans' approach to raising the U.S. debt ceiling.

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Freeport looks to cut debt as profit declines

Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is cutting spending by $1.9 billion this year and next and started a process to sell some U.S. energy assets as the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner seeks to reduce its debt.

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No more debt-ceiling increases without big cuts, Boehner warns

WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday signaled a clash with the White House and the Democratic-led Senate over raising the U.S. borrowing authority later this year.

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Booming leisure, hospitality account for 10.5% of jobs

Booming leisure, hospitality account for 10.5% of jobs

Fresh crews streaming into restaurants from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers to Domino's Pizza lifted the number of leisure and hospitality jobs to a record 14.2 million in June, with hiring 80 percent stronger so far this year than in 2012.

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Fed ponders surge in part-time jobs

Bailey Brewer, 28, is a writer with a graduate degree in journalism. She's been employed since the start of the year as a temporary office worker, unable to find a full-time job.

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Number of part-time US workers hits record high

Bailey Brewer, 28, is a writer with a graduate degree in journalism. She’s been employed since the start of the year as a temporary office worker, unable to find a full-time job.

July 21, 2013 1:01 pmLoading…
AT&T, Microsoft, Apple listen to users, improve pain points

AT&T, Microsoft, Apple listen to users, improve pain points

It's hard for a company that's improved a pilloried product to announce to the world, "Hey, we stink less than we used to." So, Apple, AT&T and Microsoft, I'm here to do it for you.

July 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Apple ad-skipping TV in works

LOS ANGELES - Apple is reportedly developing ad-skipping technology that would let owners of its Apple TV set-top box and future television devices watch shows without commercials.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Long-term obesity linked to increased risk of heart disease

Young adults who remain obese for two decades or more double their risk of developing a marker of heart disease in middle age, a study found.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

N. Korean ship bearing military cargo in sugar shipment detained in Panama

PANAMA CITY - Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying undeclared military cargo from Cuba hidden in a shipment of sugar and have detained its crew while continuing to search the vessel.

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Study examines blood donors for iron deficiency

Dennis Gastineau started giving blood regularly when he was in medical school in the 1970s. The $25 he received bought almost enough groceries for a week. Now, it just seems like the right thing to do.

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Money-sniffing dogs pay off in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany - For German customs officers, the smell of money is best captured by their four-legged friends.

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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