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Anti-government protest takes place in Albania

10 hours 12 min ago
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment....

Egypt to host major economic conference in March

11 hours 11 min ago
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy....

UK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks

11 hours 57 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers....

Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security

13 hours 48 min ago
ISTANBUL (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool....

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

14 hours 16 min ago
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday....

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Fri, 2014-11-21 15:06
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday....

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:02
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup....

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:25
NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine....

Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:34
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant....

Dow Chemical agrees to add board members

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:50
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point....

White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:56
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period....

US stocks rise early after rate cut from China

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:40
U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of that region's central bank....

Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:29
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires....

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome....

Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:37
LONDON (AP) -- Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth....

China's central bank cuts rates as economy slows

Fri, 2014-11-21 05:04
BEIJING (AP) -- China's central bank cut interest rates Friday and promised to inject extra credit into the financial system if needed amid a deepening slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy....

ECB head willing to step up stimulus

Fri, 2014-11-21 04:21
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pressure" and increase its efforts to stimulate the struggling economy....

Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Fri, 2014-11-21 01:07
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV....

Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:24
ROME (AP) -- Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company....

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers....