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  • Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound. Three government newspapers — Baath, Thawra and Tishrin…

  • Comcast now has nearly as many Internet as cable customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. For…

  • World stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,053.21…

  • Eurozone, Greece report progress on bailout talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month. Officials…

  • French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include…

  • In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It’s their life. Many of the Capitol’s food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run…

  • Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice

    BOSTON (AP) — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their…

  • Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose today after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth.…

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorina

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Here’s a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she steps into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, expected Monday. ___ THE BRIEF Fiorina, 60, a law-school dropout…

  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the…

  • McDonald’s to detail latest turnaround plans

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday. The plans are to be detailed just two months after CEO Steve Easterbrook stepped in to…

  • Summary of winter highway maintenance expenses

    A look at approximate winter maintenance costs from October-March in some of the hardest hit U.S. states. Note some figures would likely increase due to additional late-season storms or as new totals are calculated. Twenty…

  • Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice

    BOSTON (AP) — A harsh winter in much of the country exhausted state snow removal budgets and pushed the resources of transportation agencies to their limits as they fought to keep highways safe and passable.…

  • Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with…