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  • Global stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to…

  • Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world’s largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires. Citing safety concerns, United Airlines…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster today despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and…

  • Venture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked…

  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring

    TOKYO (AP) — A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring. Hiroshi Oe, a deputy chief trade…

  • Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss. Yet nearly one year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, taking the…

  • Va. peanut growers topped US average crop yield

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia peanut growers had a productive 2014. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says growers broke national records with a yield of 4,350 pounds per acre. That is based…

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report…

  • Virginia exports grow to $19.2 billion in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Exports of goods from Virginia to more than 230 destinations around the globe increased about 6 percent in 2014. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership says exports rose to $19.2 billion last…

  • A year on, what’s the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

    SYDNEY (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search…

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by…

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and…

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising…

  • Quality of health care focus of NYC jail oversight hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6…