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DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash.The company says in a statement Wednesday that the bags may not inflate in the proper ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery was 7.25 cents lower at $5.2725 a bushel; Sept corn was .25 cent higher at 3.6175 a bushel; Dec oats were 3.50 cents lower at $3.2975 a bushe ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its key short-term interest rate.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police t ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.Farmer Christo ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.The department announced Wednesday it was imp ...more

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls.A mother of t ...more

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MILAN (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.Fiat, whose shareholders vote Friday on the merger with Chr ...more

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Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up ...more