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  • S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas’ last major cooperation project…

  • Hong Kong, Seoul stocks sharply lower after holidays

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year…

  • All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it. The members of…

  • Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with…

  • Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint’s water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state —…

  • Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense…

  • White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.…

  • Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. But the electric car maker’s shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3…

  • Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it’s starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the…

  • APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each…

  • Mylan to buy Sweden’s Meda AB for $7.2 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Mylan says it will buy Meda AB of Sweden for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, and says the move will help it enter new markets. Mylan valued the deal…

  • Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring

    NEW YORK (AP) — A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found. The laminate flooring was sold by Lumber Liquidators until last May, when the company announced…

  • Latest: Flint mayor asks Obama to visit her city

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint’s water (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The mayor of Flint, Michigan is asking President Barack Obama to visit her city, where…

  • Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users’ timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service. The change announced Wednesday moves Twitter closer…