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  • China pledges to speed entry of U.S. pharmaceuticals

    CHICAGO (AP) – China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United S ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Shopping on the wild, wild Web

    NEW YORK (AP) – Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Digital dilemma: How will U.S. respond to Sony hack?

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Pres ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Next steps: Normalizing could take awhile

    WASHINGTON – How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?That’s about ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal tria ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON (AP) – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wed ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK (AP) – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest mul ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Int ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • IRS’ ‘safe harbor’ loophole frustrates those fighting labor tax cheats

    WASHINGTON — IRS revenue officer Dean Prodromos was rarely a welcome guest when he arrived in the lobby of a company asking about its books.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Congress OKs electronic duck stamp to fund conservation

    WASHINGTON — Amid a raucous, divisive windup to the 113th Congress, members found agreement on bringing duck stamps into the electronic age.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Poll: Majority of Americans say CIA interrogation methods were justified

    WASHINGTON — Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sep ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Children among 130 dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban militants stormed an army-run school Tuesday, killing at least 130 people, including scores of children, many o ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Some states retreat on mental health funding

    WASHINGTON — Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Russian ruble continues its plummet after rate hike

    MOSCOW — The ruble continued its plunge against the dollar and euro on Tuesday, despite Russia's Central Bank raising interest rates by a massive 6.5 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:46 am
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