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Specialist Jason Notter, left, and trader Edward Curran work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US debt ceiling hopes shore up markets again

LONDON (AP) — Indications that a deal to increase the U.S. debt ceiling may be imminent shored up markets once again on Friday. Stocks have rallied over the past day or so amid signs that […]

10/11/2013

This image provided by Hershey on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 shows the their new Lancaster Caramel Soft Cremes. (AP Photo/Hershey)

New from Hershey: soft caramels

NEW YORK (AP) — Chew this. The Hershey Co. is launching a new candy brand, its first new brand in 30 years, a soft caramel creme line called Lancaster. And for the first time it […]

10/10/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground right, bows as he inspects a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama’s no-show in Asia a boost for China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap his Asia trip is a setback for his much-advertised pledge to shift the focus of foreign policy to the Pacific and a boost for China’s attempt […]

10/04/2013

In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2013, discarded television sets pile up in a scrap yard awaiting recycling in Zhuzhou city in south China's Hunan province. (AP Photo)

China recycling cleanup jolts global industry

BEIJING (AP) — China for years has welcomed the world’s trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the […]

10/03/2013

Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin speaks during a press conference after a launching ceremony of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo)

Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China’s richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country’s version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao. In a glitzy, star-studded red carpet event […]

09/23/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

CA, Chinese officials announce climate deal

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and a China’s top climate negotiator signed an agreement to boost cooperation between the state and China on clean energy technologies and climate change. The governor […]

09/14/2013

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer gets out of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car during its world premiere at the first press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Automakers bet on alternative-fuel cars for future

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Judging by the slew of electric and hybrid vehicles being rolled out at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it might seem carmakers are tapping a large and eager market. But in fact […]

09/11/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” […]

09/10/2013

This screen grab made from Yahoo Inc.'s Tumblr page shows the company's new logo in a post published on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yahoo Inc.)

Yahoo unveils new logo

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company’s founding 18 years ago. The new look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that […]

09/05/2013

A computer user sits near displays with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the internet at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China silencing famous Chinese bloggers

BEIJING (AP) — Bestselling Chinese author Murong Xuecun had nearly 4 million followers on his Twitter-like microblog. One day in May his account disappeared. So did his profiles on several other social media sites. No […]

08/19/2013

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