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  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,…

  • AP Interview: Greece’s repayments to ECB need discussion

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are “in a different league” and will…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim’ killed to destabilize Russia, investigators say MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western…

  • China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

    BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China’s manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China’s economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday. The latest monthly purchasing managers’ index…

  • Rubio tells Club for Growth its picks are GOP’s new leaders

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Saturday that the Senate candidates they’ve backed recently represent the Republican Party’s new leadership. The Florida senator was…

  • O’Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested…

  • Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders “fearful” of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Jindal, a second-term Republican governor weighing a 2016…

  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38…

  • Biden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country’s economy. The White House says Biden expressed his approval during a…

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You…

  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the…

  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett’s successor

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he’s built as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO over the past 50 years, but he’s also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the…

  • Panthers swing another deal, trade Fleischmann for Heatley

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann. The deal comes two days…

  • AP Interview: Greece’s repayments to ECB need discussion

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are “in a different league” and will…

  • Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won’t seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the “disastrous” austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous…