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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manu ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $5.13 a bushel; May corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.9075 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.7825 a bus ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity.Construction spending fell 1.1 percent in January following a revised ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.German Volkswagen's four-door sedan beat six other finalists including Citroen's C4 Cactus, ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next meeting on the Mediterranean island of Cy ...more

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"The Assassin" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin ScottIsaac Bell of the Van Dorn detective agency returns in Clive Cussler and Justin Scott's new thriller, "The Assassin."It's 1905, and Standard Oil has a monopoly on the r ...more

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.

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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Dallas-based Kosmos Energy said Monday its exploration well off the coast of the disputed Western Sahara territory has not yielded a commercial find and will be plugged, though the search would continue.The discovery postpo ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant ...more

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"Lies That Blind" (Minotaur Books), by Maggie BarbieriFamily relationships can be complicated, tangled up with love, loyalty and support in the best situations and, in the worst cases, hostility, resentment and revenge. While secrets can be part ...more