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US stocks drop as economy grows at meager pace
Issued: April 29, 2015
NEW YORK — News that the economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year helped push the stock market lower on Wednesday. ...
Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Terrorists are targeting journalists, authoritarian governments are jailing them and some countries are tightening media controls,...
GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with...
Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay
Issued: April 29, 2015
HOUSTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay,...
SEC pushes for display of link between pay and performance
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have taken a step toward requiring public companies to show the relationship between the compensation of their top...
Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve took a gloomier view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. It offered no sign...
Comparing the US Federal Reserve's views on rates, economy
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting March 17-18: ...
Space station crew: Russia's spinning supply ship total loss
Issued: April 29, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch was declared a total loss Wednesday, but the...
Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at age 91
Issued: April 29, 2015
PARKLAND, Fla. — A half-century after dropping 70 pounds and keeping them off, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch made some allowances: Cokes in her...
Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Declaring "history is harsh," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered solemn condolences Wednesday for the Americans who...
Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is...
US economy ekes out 0.2 percent growth rate in first quarter
Issued: April 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging...
Nik Wallenda completes walk of 400-foot wheel in Orlando
Issued: April 29, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel Wednesday...
Look who's speaking Spanish: It's the 2016 Republicans
Issued: April 29, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas — Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main...
Governor proposes $10,000 fine for worst water wasters
Issued: April 28, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water during the drought,...
Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night
Issued: April 28, 2015
BALTIMORE — A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke grenades and fired pepper balls at dozens of protesters Tuesday night to enforce a...
Riots in Baltimore the product of anger, deep dysfunction
Issued: April 28, 2015
BALTIMORE — Baltimore is crab cakes, the cobblestone walkways of Fells Point, a vintage baseball stadium, the retro weirdness of John Waters. Cherry...
AT&T fires president over racist text; $100M lawsuit goes on
Issued: April 28, 2015
LOS ANGELES — AT&T Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination...
Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade
Issued: April 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that...
RadioShack agrees to mediation over sale of customer data
Issued: April 28, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Tuesday that he's willing to approve bid procedures for the sale of RadioShack's...
AP sources: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president
Issued: April 28, 2015
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a...
New meds help drugmakers weather strong dollar, other issues
Issued: April 28, 2015
Revenue from important new medicines for various cancers, hepatitis C and more helped top U.S. drugmakers weather unfavorable currency exchange rates...
After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage
Issued: April 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in...
Twitter stock tumbles after revenue, outlook miss
Issued: April 28, 2015
NEW YORK — Twitter's stock dropped sharply as the company's revenue and outlook fell short of expectations at a time investors are looking for...
Stocks end mostly higher as company earnings reports pour in
Issued: April 28, 2015
NEW YORK — Stocks posted modest gains Tuesday as investors worked through another large batch of earnings reports. ...


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