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AP News - May 26, 2015 8:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations.Core membership of the American Booksellers Association grew from 1,664 companies last spring to 1,712 this ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 7:46 AM

TOKYO (AP) — European shares mostly fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, with concerns over Greece's debt crisis overshadowing upbeat news from China.KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX sank 0.4 percent to 11,764.36 and ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 6:49 AM

BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund no longer believes China's tightly controlled currency is undervalued, an IMF official said Tuesday, a stance that might help Beijing in its wrangling with Washington over exchange rate controls.The ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 5:53 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese labor groups are vowing to keep up their fight against the government's privatization plans for public transport, as Lisbon subway staff walked off the job for the 43rd time in four years.Workers at the Lisbon ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 3:07 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the fir ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 2:19 AM

MACAU (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula.It's a $20 billion bet by casino operators amid an ...more

AP News - May 26, 2015 12:36 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.Samsung said Tuesday that its defacto holding compan ...more

AP News - May 25, 2015 6:24 PM

Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.Both sources spoke on condition of ...more

AP News - May 25, 2015 2:17 PM

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An i ...more

AP News - May 25, 2015 10:59 AM

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.The seven-state fede ...more