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  • J&J accepts offer from Cardinal Health for Cordis unit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has formally accepted a $2 billion offer to sell its Cordis heart devices unit to Cardinal Health. The offer was initially made March 1. The…

  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel’s Education…

  • Avago to buy chipmaker Broadcom for about $37B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion. The deal, announced Thursday, comes at a time when technology stocks are booming and…

  • GoPro gets real … virtually real

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro’s are rising before the opening bell after the company’s CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action…

  • Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    LONDON (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared…

  • THE LATEST: CAF backs Blatter, says FIFA vote should go on

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: 1:30 p.m. (1130 GMT, 7:30 a.m. EDT) The Confederation of African Football has repeated its backing for Sepp Blatter and wants the FIFA presidential election to go…

  • Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

    MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts. With Croatia announcing it will allow oil…

  • Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan…

  • Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms

    TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.…

  • Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it carried more passengers and…

  • China’s Hanergy under investigation by Hong Kong regulator

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they’re investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge. The Securities and Futures…

  • Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to make your impulse buys even more impulsive. The e-commerce powerhouse is offering free same-day delivery service in some cities to its Prime loyalty club members. Amazon says starting…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Swiss prosecutors say FIFA raids coordinated with US for maximum effect BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.…

  • Turkey revokes journalist’s honor over Erdogan criticism

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stephen…

  • Chinese leader calls for innovation as economic growth slows

    BEIJING (AP) — Rapturous crowds. Beaming workers. Pep talks for the troops. The TV coverage Thursday of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to an eastern province was a tour de force of Communist propaganda,…