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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon.President Cristina Fernandez and her economy mini ...more

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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, au ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.The purchasing mana ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.Final rules announced Thursday would reduce th ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program mean ...more

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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant.Tesla said it started preparing a site for the factory out ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.Space agency officials Thursday unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020, including two dev ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.In the souped-up world of San Francisco r ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.That's the result of a study that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released Thursday.Large ban ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Small-cap stocks are getting the cold shoulder, unless they come with a nice accent.Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following a spate of warnings that they've become too expensive. But investors continue t ...more