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AP News - Sep 19, 2014 4:12 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery fell 14 cents to $4.7450 a bushel; Dec corn was 6.75 cents lower at 3.3150 a bushel; Dec oats was 5 cents lower at $3.3725 a bushel; while Nov so ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 3:08 PM

PARIS (AP) — Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.Unions are angry at Air France's plans to shift much of its European operations to a low-cost carrier, Transavia. The SNPL un ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 1:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Part ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 1:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work.U.S. sanct ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 11:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 10:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh straigh ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 9:51 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.A report on the website of the Organization ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 8:58 AM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.The nation's second-biggest cigarette co ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 4:17 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case. ...more

AP News - Sep 19, 2014 2:49 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater ...more