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General strike shuts down services throughout Greece

November 28, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency... more »»

WTO diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

November 28, 2014 GENEVA — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. more »»

Japan inflation eases in October

November 28, 2014 TOKYO — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest econom. more »»

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. more »»

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

November 28, 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts. more »»

Weak consumer, business demand may slow US growth

November 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year. more »»

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

November 27, 2014 DETROIT — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Cor. more »»

EPA sets stricter smog standard

November 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack... more »»

Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut

November 27, 2014 VIENNA — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting. more »»

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big business

November 27, 2014 LONDON — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. more »»

Nev. gambling revenue down 4 pct in October

November 27, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling revenue was down for the third month in a row compared with a year ag. more »»

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

Nobody is pushing Thomas Piketty's policies to combat economic inequality

November 26, 2014 Last spring, you may remember, the French economist Thomas Piketty was all the rage in certain enlightened circles. His book "Capital" shot up to the No. more »»

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the... more »»

Bill Cosby allegation: It's oral rape, not oral sex

November 26, 2014 In recent days, more than a dozen women have come forward to accuse Bill "Cliff Huxtable" Cosby of rape years ago. more »»

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. more »»

Big Media’s crummy advice for Democrats

November 26, 2014 Before anyone even knew just how badly the Democrats would get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, some pundits were already sending the party a message: Be more like the Republicans. more »»

HP earnings show continued struggle

November 26, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. more »»

Eat breakfast for success

November 26, 2014 Want your student to be more alert, focused and ready to tackle the day’s academic challenges? Encourage them to eat breakfast. Not just on test days, but every day of the year. more »»

Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users

November 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers. more »»



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