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  • Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister…

  • The Latest: Spain open to Greek talks no matter vote result

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes (all times local): ___ 12:55 p.m. Spain’s economy minister says the doors for negotiations will remain open for Greece regardless of the outcome of…

  • Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

    SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to…

  • Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened sharply higher. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up…

  • NATO chief to inspect site of future alliance facility

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a small headquarters facility in reaction to the crisis in…

  • French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants

    PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has ruled that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision. Thousands of women…

  • Sweden cuts key interest rate again citing Greek crisis

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s central bank has cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.35 percent saying “events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty.”…

  • Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June. Economists surveyed by the data firm FactSet believe employers added 233,000 jobs in June and that the jobless rate dipped to 5.4…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks higher SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks are higher today as strong U.S. payroll data overshadows worries about Greek debt. On Wall Street Wednesday, the S&P 500 rose 14 points,…

  • After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within just hours of business leaders…

  • Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early…

  • California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as…

  • What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece

    The prospect of a Greek crackup isn’t so terrifying anymore. In 2012, financial markets were rattled by the possibility that Greeks would elect a left-wing government, default on their debts and drop the euro currency.…

  • Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access…

  • VDOT clearing work zones, lifting lane closures for holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia transportation officials are suspending most highway work zones to make room for the rush of Fourth of July holiday travelers. Starting at noon Thursday, lane closures will be lifted on…