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  • Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street’s advice to buy emerging market stocks. The MSCI Emerging Market index has…

  • Jeep recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs for wiper defect

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly. Cherokees from the 2014 model year are affected. There are 158,671 in the U.S., 18,366 in…

  • Massive gas find a boon for Egypt, salve for energy crisis

    CAIRO (AP) — The discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a major boon for the country that will help alleviate energy shortages and boost the economy, experts said Monday.…

  • Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

    MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said. The blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) at the Pirotecnia…

  • Delaware, Maryland regulators challenge power project costs

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware and Maryland utility regulators have filed a formal complaint with federal officials challenging how much their states’ energy customers will have to pay for a regional power project involving a…

  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois’ state budget that has…

  • Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple’s…

  • US stocks edge lower; energy shares reverse a slide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks remained mostly lower in midday trading Monday, but a spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline. Investors continue to focus on the Federal Reserve, which appears…

  • Get Started: NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say

    A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. The NLRB decision Thursday came…

  • AP Newsbreak: Jays would ‘love’ to keep general manager

    TORONTO (AP) — The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday it would “love” to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract. The news comes on the…

  • Carlyle Group to buy candle seller Blyth for $98 Million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Carlyle Group will pay $98 million to buy candle seller Blyth, the private equity firm said Monday. Blyth, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, sells its candles and other scented products through…

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to…

  • Dollar higher

    The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.33 Canadian dollars, up from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 16.89 Mexican pesos, also up from…

  • Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn’t see any possibility of reducing interest rates…

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery lost 5 cents to $4.7860 a bushel; December corn was 4.25 cents lower…