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HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday.The person, who spoke on condition of ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 5:24 PM

___Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shoppingNEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.For the first time, there's expected to be more people ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 4:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade.Like her predecessors a ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.The EPA announced in a court filing that it had received new infor ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has starred in a decade-long soap opera during which it's run through five CEOs, fended off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft and sparred (often unsuccessfully) with activist investors who muscled their way on to the Inte ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless benefits dropp ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:29 PM

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AP News - Nov 25, 2015 12:41 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:36 AM

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (AP) — Andrius Petraitis watches the flickering blue flame on his cooker and sighs with relief. This winter, he won't have to worry about supplies of gas for heating or cooking.Since last year, a floating gas terminal called ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, releas ...more