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  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in…

  • Dollar mixed

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.26 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 15.74 Mexican…

  • Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation’s security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears to herald a…

  • The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece’s financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Greece’s prime minister is urging citizens to vote “no” in Sunday’s austerity…

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered. The proposed regulation also calls for such…

  • Greek campaigns neck and neck before crucial referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “yes” and “no” answers to a murky question in what opinion polls suggest…

  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock…

  • ‘Inside Out’ celebrates edge over ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Terminator’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girls’ head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday…

  • Yes or no? What Greece’s landmark vote might bring

    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea…

  • Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of…

  • Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court. Allyson…

  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis’ long-planned “dream trip” to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit…

  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a…

  • New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images

    MADRID (AP) — Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid’s main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they…

  • US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each…