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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation. Organic sales — a figure which strips out the effects of currencies and acquisitions — grew by 3.4 ...more

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OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.No injuries were reported in the explosion Wednesday in Opal, ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.The announcement late Wednesday is the latest in a seri ...more

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OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.The gas has been shut off, but people ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama.Adding to the mixed view was the fall on Wa ...more

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HONOLULU (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low- ...more

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NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth.The privately held food company said Wednesday that as part of the deal, TPG will have representati ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance.The world's largest re ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.Zynga said Wednesday that Pincus will remain chair ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.Buffett, whose company is the beverage maker's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was a ...more