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AP News - May 23, 2015 9:14 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.It hasn't worked out that way.The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January- ...more

AP News - May 23, 2015 9:01 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a deal with Takata t ...more

AP News - May 23, 2015 4:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U. ...more

AP News - May 23, 2015 3:22 AM

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur ...more

AP News - May 23, 2015 3:04 AM

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality prov ...more

AP News - May 22, 2015 10:12 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.DolarTo ...more

AP News - May 22, 2015 5:54 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be ...more

AP News - May 22, 2015 5:28 PM

The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note on Friday. Major indexes fell from the start as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting between losses a ...more

AP News - May 22, 2015 5:19 PM

Major animal-welfare moves announced by food and retail companies since 2012:— FEBRUARY 2012: McDonald's Corp. requires its U.S. pork suppliers to outline plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls that limit movement.— AUGUST 201 ...more

AP News - May 22, 2015 4:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEDeere & Co., up $3.89 to $93.35Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global ag ...more