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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

A sales person pulls out an iPhone 5s for a customer.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

New iPhones to launch in more countries on Oct. 25

  CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says that its new iPhones will go on sale in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 other countries on Oct. 25. The phones also will be available in […]

10/09/2013

A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Washington budget impasse keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about how long the partial shutdown of the U.S. government will last kept investors on edge Friday, though the prevailing view in markets is that Congress will be able to reach […]

10/04/2013

Thousands of people line Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to see a giant yellow duck designed by artist Florentijn Hofman. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FILE)

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first U.S. version of 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday. Each city builds its own duck […]

09/26/2013

Hawthorne families return home after methane leak

HAWTHORNE (CNS) – Thirty-seven Hawthorne families, evacuated from their homes Sept. 12 due to methane gas spewing from a nearby well, began returning home today after an international well control company finally capped the idled […]

09/25/2013

A Sotheby's employee shows The Pink Star diamond weighing 59.6 carats, during a preview at  Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction. The auction house was giving previews of what it calls the world’s most valuable […]

09/25/2013

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo as Japan's bench mark Nikkei 225 index shows 258.36 points gain to 14,119.17 Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON (AP) — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, uncertainty over Syria and whether […]

09/09/2013

A motorcyclist looks at a damaged Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 at Sunvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Thai Airways skids off runway; 14 passengers hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, […]

09/09/2013

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Kremlin disappointed over Obama canceling visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that it remains ready to cooperate with the United States […]

08/07/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden to stay in Russia for now

    MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden may be settling in for a long stay in Russia, his lawyer indicated Wednesday, saying the National Security Agency leaker plans to start studying the Russian language and […]

07/24/2013

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