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AP News - 22 hours ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 18 this week to 1,914.The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery fell 8.25 cents to $5.6350 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.50 cents lower at 3.6475 a bushel; Dec oats were 1.25 cents higher at $3.4225 a bushel ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things haven ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 1:51 PM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.Cameron's remarks ca ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 12:28 PM

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting feedback on its new offering of "next day" tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.The park service said Thursday it's making 300 tickets available to people who mak ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 11:49 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.The staff reduction represents about 30 perc ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 11:48 AM

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.The eruption took place the ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 11:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.The University of Michigan said Friday its ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 11:31 AM

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando-set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes ...more

AP News - Aug 29, 2014 10:26 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.< ...more