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Ford blames market conditions, pulls out of Japan, Indonesia

Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2016

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Hilton launches new budget hotel chain aimed at young guests

Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $75 to $90 a night. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2016

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Breakfast bump: McDonald's US sales jump 5.7 percent

McDonald's says the introduction of its all-day breakfast and unseasonably warm weather in the final three months of the year helped lift sales by 5.7 percent in the U.S., marking the second... Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2016

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Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2016

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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2016

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Troubled honeybees find friends in beekeepers

On a snowy weekday, several bees lay still beneath a small strainer. Doug Penning, who tends to 20 bee colonies at his Coal Creek-area home, earlier had scooped up the bees, which were paralyzed by... Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2016

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Businesswoman hopes to help homeless, 1 candle at a time

Laura Cameron already knows how to transform old wine bottles into ornate candles. Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2016

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GE tops 4Q earnings expectations, backs 2016 guidance

Electric topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter and reaffirmed its target for 2016, but shares slipped before the opening bell as the company's industrial revenue declined. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2016

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GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2016

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US proposes rule to limit gas 'flaring' at drilling sites

The Obama administration intends to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public lands. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2016

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Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight and worked to cut costs to match the reduced demand. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2016

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UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2016

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Low oil complicates struggle to raise eurozone inflation

Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up the worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2016

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US housing starts slip in December, but annual gains solid

US builders started fewer homes in December, but prior gains meant that residential construction ended 2015 at its healthiest level in eight years. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2016

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Anxiety in the air as Davos World Economic Forum kicks off

A prevailing sense of anxiety was in the air in the Swiss ski resort of Davos as the World Economic Forum kicked off Wednesday with delegates fretting about the turbulence in financial markets,... Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2016

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Tax season begins as IRS begins to accept returns

What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Faced with array of risks, CEOs increasingly pessimistic

Facing a cocktail of risks from the economic slowdown in China to the rise of the Islamic State group, chief executives around the world are more pessimistic about the global economy than at any... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices

Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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US home builder confidence held steady in January

Confidence among U.S. home builders held steady in January even though builders' expectations about future sales dipped slightly. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt

Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics. Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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China's slowdown challenges government, companies

China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years,... Read more »

Published Jan. 19, 2016

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