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  • Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader economic…

  • Rosneft says it settled dispute with dismantled oil firm

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft said on Wednesday that it has settled a long-standing dispute with now-defunct oil company Yukos, whose owner spent 10 years in a Russian prison. Yukos was dismantled…

  • ‘Spicy’ scent of a Burger King store entices cologne buyers

    TOKYO (AP) — The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special — “Flame Grilled” cologne. Bottles of the special fragrance were sold at the fast-food chain’s stores in…

  • Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s air traffic controllers’ union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country’s air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle the increasing number of…

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions regime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday establishing…

  • 5 things to know about GM’s revamped Chevy Malibu

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors tries again to gain traction in the popular midsize car segment with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Based on looks…

  • ​Tiffany & Co. heading to CityCenterDC?

    CityCenterDC may soon have another feather in its cap: Tiffany & Co. is in talks to open in the development’s second phase, according to sources. The luxury jeweler has a preliminary deal to open in…

  • Columbus pitch to woo D.C. millennials: ‘It’s deeper than paychecks’

    Authentic Columbus seeks young transitionals: That’s the message the central Ohio city’s convention and tourism agency is hoping it is sending to D.C. residents age 25-35 who are thinking about their next step — and…

  • US auto sales likely to be flat in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales were expected to slow a bit in March, but analysts remain optimistic about the market. March sales were expected to be flat compared with last March. Car buying site…

  • Teva to supply US military with Va.-made vaccine

    FOREST, Va. (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will supply the U.S. military with a Virginia-made vaccine to combat the spread of infectious respiratory disease in basic training camps. Media outlets report the Army announced…

  • Upbeat European data prompts stock market turnaround

    LONDON (AP) — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March. U.S. markets were poised for modest losses at the open after…

  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates’ two main airlines avoided a possible mid-air collision after they got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean earlier this week.…

  • After Christie’s privatization, NJ lottery missing targets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey’s lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would “modernize and maximize” the games. Instead, a lottery once ranked among the nation’s top performers is…

  • MeadWestvaco buying product line from International Paper

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Packaging company MeadWestvaco Corp. is buying a high-end printing paper business from competitor International Paper Co. The Richmond-based company said Tuesday it had entered into an agreement to acquire a specialty…

  • Survey finds European manufacturers getting more positive

    LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing that manufacturers across the 19-country eurozone are getting more optimistic about the future and are boosting hiring. Financial information company Markit says its purchasing managers’ index…