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PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.Japan negotiated at the International Wha ...more

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.Kno ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.9625 a bushel; Dec corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.4125 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5075 a bu ...more

AP News - 56 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Civitas Solutions are inching lower after the company's initial public offering priced at $198.9 million, below its expectations.The company runs group homes and offers home-based care for the developmentally disabled u ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's 50,000.The department store operator expects to hire an average of 50 associates per ...more

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The O.T. Bassett Tower office building in downtown El Paso will be converted into a 100-room boutique hotel.Officials with property owner Bassett Partners and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday announce ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country's t ...more

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PRAGUE (AP) — If Scotland says yes to independence in Thursday's referendum, there might be a lesson to learn from the amicable split of Czechoslovakia on Jan. 1, 1993. Known as a "velvet divorce," the breakup was nothing like the secessionist wars tha ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.The deficit in the cur ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent. ...more