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  • Eurozone outlook ‘brightens’ as survey finds top 4 growing

    LONDON (AP) — A closely watched barometer of the 19-country eurozone economy shows growth in February running at a seven-month high, the latest in a string of evidence suggesting the region’s recovery is gaining momentum.…

  • Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport-utility vehicles and SUV crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva Auto Show. Automakers are…

  • Ukrainian parl’t told 32 workers killed in coal mine blast

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion at a coal-mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine killed 32 workers Wednesday, the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament said. Rebels who control the area, however, confirmed only one death. Volodymyr Groysman…

  • Ailing Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive. The disappearance of Flight 370 one year ago, combined with the downing of Flight 17 over a rebel held…

  • Europe stocks gain, Asia mixed as data, China target awaited

    BEIJING (AP) — European stocks gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China’s announcement of its annual growth target. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 added…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower today after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data…

  • Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the…

  • Venture capitalist doesn’t consider firm to be ‘run by men’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being…

  • High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices are meeting Wednesday to try to…

  • AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.…

  • Tug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who’s in control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues…

  • New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as “The Terminator” to take on what’s…

  • N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country’s biggest domestic policy experiment since…

  • Singapore police investigating man posing as Uber driver

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber. In accounts posted to…

  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s $465 billion…