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HONG KONG (AP) — Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says.The applications are disguised as tools created by activists to protests, said the firm, Lacoon Mob ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using a smartphone app to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.The firm, Lacoon Mobile Security, says activists have received a link to the application that says ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.7 percent to 15,815.45 points and South Kore ...more

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — They gather in the cemetery, sometimes by the dozens, kneeling in prayer, drinking liquor and smoking cigarettes as offerings to the small statue of the long-dead robber Ismael.Ismael is a member of Venezuela's pantheon ...more

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HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state.Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said Wednesday it is buying West ...more

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own g ...more

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___Why the bond market is more fragile than you thinkNEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped sen ...more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately.The lender said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Moynihan to succeed Charles "Chad" Holiday Jr.Moynihan has ...more