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Philips sells stake in LED components, automotive lighting


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Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund...full story
updated 2015-04-02 09:47 AM
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Philips sells stake in LED components, automotive lighting

Associated Press

Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund....Fullstory

2015-04-02 09:47 AM

US Senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of 13 U.S. Senators has asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:23 AM

McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores
By CANDICE CHOI
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

US Senate foreign affairs expert indicted US Senate foreign affairs expert indicted
By ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit an eye....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A prominent sailing and environmental organization has turned down a government contract to help clean up the area in Rio....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Popularity of presidents of Brazil, Chile fall amid scandals

Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The once-popular presidents of Brazil and Chile have both seen their approval ratings plunge amid corruption scandals that have battered their....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US embassy

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican soldiers and police are positioned around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital after a man hurled a "suspicious package"....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

US stocks edge lower in midday trading, continuing a slide US stocks edge lower in midday trading, continuing a slide

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are slipping in midday trading, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 78....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

'Boyhood' actress Patricia Arquette planning memoir

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech. The actress cited in February....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:23 AM

Playwright David Adjmi wins New York infringement court case
By MARK KENNEDY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A playwright whose parody of 1970s sitcoms was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show "Three's Company" has....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:23 AM

Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

Family member of Chilean president aboard missing helicopter

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A helicopter piloted by a member of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's family is missing on an aid mission in northern Chile.....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

Molson Coors expands in India with Mount Shivalik purchase

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Molson Coors Brewing Co., the Denver company behind Coors Light beer, is expanding its presence in India by acquiring Mount Shivalik....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:42 AM

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
By FENIT NIRAPPIL
Associated Press

ECHO LAKE, California (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A group of U.S. bondholders is offering $2 billion to help boost the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
By ANDREW DEMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- The governor of Arkansas on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

Mexican oil rig burns off coast

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's state-owned oil company says firefighting boats are battling a blaze on an oil platform off the coast. According to Pemex's official....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

No more 'no girls allowed' at Spike
By DAVID BAUDER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- With this week's premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television....Fullstory

2015-04-02 06:22 AM

Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based....Fullstory

2015-04-02 03:01 AM

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