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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending.Weak retail sales and a cooling ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.Style expert and fashion commentator Mary ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after U.S. markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 percent to 18,840.77 and the Shanghai ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warn ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will increase the annual fee on some of its most popular charge cards, the company said Thursday, but the company also increased some of those cards' benefits as well.It's the latest move by American Express to s ...more

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PLANO, Texas (AP) — Shares of J.C Penney tumbled Thursday after the struggling retailer posted a surprise loss for the holiday quarter, despite improving sales trends.The company, which is trying to recover from a disastrous reinvention push by ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results on Thursday as sales continued to improve for Old Navy, its largest brand.Gap reported net income of $319 million, or 75 cents per share, on $4.71 billion in re ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly six years after the Great Recession, a clear majority of American families say they feel unprepared for a financial emergency.The Pew Charitable Trusts' poll of 7,000 U.S. households finds that 57 percent don't consider ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSESeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down $1.18 to $19.17The theme park operator reported a fourth-qu ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery was up 3.25 cents to $5.0050 a bushel; March corn rose 4.25 cents to 3.8850 a bushel; March oats were 7.25 cents higher at $2.7450 a bushel; ...more