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  • Asia stocks down as earnings disappoint, Greece date looms

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were in the red on Wednesday, dented by weak earnings in Australia and doubts about Greece’s ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven today as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts…

  • BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW AG increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the US and Britain as well as…

  • Nepal’s earthquake highlights village exodus of the young

    KHADKA TOLE, Nepal (AP) — Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green…

  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State…

  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

    HOOVER DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver. As the Freightliner…

  • Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation

    DJIBOUTI (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part…

  • Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released…

  • As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine’s eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been…

  • Michigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan’s deteriorating roads after voters’ resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes…

  • Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn’t so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up. Apple’s smartwatch has a wider range of apps than rival watches from…

  • Dominion Resources annual meeting to draw protesters

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources shareholders are gathering in suburban Richmond for their annual meeting. Shareholders will meet Wednesday, days after the energy company reported a first-quarter profit of $536 million. The results topped…

  • Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban. Germany’s interior ministry said…

  • Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation

    DJIBOUTI (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part…

  • US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international…