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  • Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

    RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in…

  • US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in Nov.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to…

  • NY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation’s largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New…

  • Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more…

  • Stocks edge higher in early trade, extending rally

    U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, extending big gains from last week. Traders monitored the trajectory in oil prices, which have been moving higher from recent lows. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial…

  • Dollar unchanged

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. dollar is unchanged against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.16 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 14.60 Mexican…

  • US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.

  • Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of…

  • Stocks open mostly higher, extending a rally

    U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher as the market builds on its big gains from last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,874 as of 9:35 a.m.…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed…

  • Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    PARIS (AP) — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers,…

  • Caesar’s Entertainment to buy affiliate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caesar’s Entertainment will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load. The Las Vegas company will take Caesar’s Acquisition in…

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country’s…

  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. State-owned Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said…