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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 1 ...more

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SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Friday morning at the Sydn ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one-fifth of China's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said, raising sharp concerns about the country's food safety after years of unbridled ...more

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A doomed ferry's captain delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passe ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that song ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks.The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-inco ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.The company had offered fewer shares than planned an ...more

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Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter-like service that allows users to post a feed of u ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues ...more