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  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas came on time this year for most people. After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance…

  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia identified NATO as the nation’s No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed…

  • Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland

    DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors…

  • Officers help deliver baby on train on Christmas

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where…

  • US stocks edge higher in quiet trading

    Major U.S. stock indexes moved higher Friday afternoon, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for new highs. Falling oil and natural gas prices helped bolster expectations for…

  • Box office: ‘The Interview’ makes $1 million theater debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of “The Interview,” Thursday. The film made just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations for an…

  • Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the…

  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of…

  • US stocks move slightly higher in quiet trading

    U.S. stocks are edging higher in relatively quiet trading the day after Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 47 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,078 as of 11:45 a.m. Friday. The Standard &…

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

    NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough…

  • Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the…

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there’s a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some…

  • Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses…

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there’s a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some…

  • Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015. A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher…