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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

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

  • Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to…

  • Top selling vehicles in the US in February

    Automakers released February U.S. auto sales on Tuesday. These were the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent change from February 2014. Vehicle Number sold Percent change from February 2014 Ford F-Series 55,236…

  • Auto industry slows for bad weather, but stays on course

    DETROIT (AP) — February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this…

  • Los Angeles developer makes offer for shuttered Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th hour bid to buy Atlantic City’s former Revel Casino Hotel. Izek Shomof has submitted a letter of…

  • Unions say they’ll sue Christie again over pension payments

    Fourteen unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees’ pension funds. The threat of an additional lawsuit adds to the…

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the…

  • General Motors, Honda lead all automakers in recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. topped the U.S. government’s list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles last year. GM had 78 separate recalls for a total of 26.8 million…

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado’s Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of…

  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for…

  • Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn’t shy about sharing her opinion of competitors’ chicken. The 58-year-old executive’s frankness isn’t surprising considering Popeyes turnaround during her tenure represents a vindication of sorts. In…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.…