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MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layo ...more

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MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 mill ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.The world's biggest hamburger chain says it's bringing back a longtime McDonal ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.5550 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents higher at $3.7225 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4825 a bus ...more

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Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals ...more

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ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — With assurances of mutual development and good neighborliness, Chinese President Xi Jinping courted public opinion Friday in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor. ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion" ...more

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping 'til noon and then hitting the beach.Instead, they rose with the sun a ...more

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HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant ec ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central ...more