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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225, the benchmark f ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, an ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the ...more

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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars ($333 million) in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year.The results for the year ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight p ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.The company is trying to stock tre ...more

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74.The Jamaican prime minister's office said Clarke expe ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended August 23rd.FICTION1. "Four: A Divergent Collection" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" by Rick Riordan (Disney Press)3. "Mean Steak" by Sandra Brown (Grand ...more