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  • Nintendo’s nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a five-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and raised its earnings forecast, boosted by a cheap yen. Nintendo Co., the Japanese manufacturer of…

  • China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company’s U.S. stock…

  • Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

    NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation’s largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren’t there. The…

  • Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them…

  • Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose…

  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates…

  • Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group. The breakup announced Tuesday will transfer…

  • China’s yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday. The yuan passed the Canadian and Australian dollars in popularity…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Robert Carson (Oklahoma City-PCL) and OF Theo Alexander (Ogden-Pioneer) and free agent RHPs Kramer Champlin and Kyle Simon 50 games each…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    ‘It’s a wicked storm': Blizzard shows no mercy on Boston area, dumps more than 2 feet of snow BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Robert Carson (Oklahoma City-PCL) and OF Theo Alexander (Ogden-Pioneer) and free agent RHPs Kramer Champlin and Kyle Simon 50 games each…

  • Asian stocks tumble after weak US corporate earnings

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street tumbled on concern about weak corporate earnings as investors watched this week’s meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai…

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    9:45 P.M. EST Residents of New Hampshire, where Nashua got 33 inches of snow and Hudson got 32, are venturing outside to assess the damage. Bob Preston is a real estate agent in Seabrook, a…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    ‘It’s a wicked storm': Blizzard shows no mercy on Boston area, dumping 2 feet of snow BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding…

  • White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama made…