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  • Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.6 percent at 15,108.83 in afternoon trading, while Hong Kong's...

  • Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

    Updated: 13 min ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board. "We're not talking about just selling...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Mayer staunchly defended her strategy during a Tuesday presentation...

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government's...

  • Democratic group seeks probe of GOP congressman

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic group has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton violated federal law and House rules through contacts with contributors to a super PAC that backs his Democratic challenger. The American...

  • Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year. Bonhams auction house...

  • Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off. The Zaken Corp. sold "wealth building" kits for $148 that offered...

  • Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in. "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" sold 948 copies in the first week after publication. That's...

  • Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos...

  • Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and...