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Top Democrat tries to slow Iran sanctions bill

By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate banking committee wants to put the brakes on legislation to levy more sanctions on Iran...full story
updated 2015-01-27 11:42 PM
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Top Democrat tries to slow Iran sanctions bill
By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate banking committee wants to put the brakes on legislation to levy more sanctions on Iran....Fullstory

2015-01-27 11:42 PM

US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ?-year high in January
By PAUL WISEMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence shot up in January to the highest level since August 2007. The Conference Board reports that its consumer confidence index....Fullstory

2015-01-27 11:22 PM

Orders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in December
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand for commercial aircraft. Orders for durable....Fullstory

2015-01-27 10:22 PM

Travel bans lifted in New Jersey, New York City

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorists can get back on the roads in New Jersey and New York City, and subways and buses are restarting. New York....Fullstory

2015-01-27 10:01 PM

India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'
By KATY DAIGLE
Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry....Fullstory

2015-01-27 09:01 PM

DuPont profit rises, but strong dollar cuts into sales
By RANDALL CHASE
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- DuPont Co. says portfolio changes and productivity improvements contributed to an increase in fourth-quarter earnings. The company reported net income Tuesday of....Fullstory

2015-01-27 08:22 PM

Greek bailout critic says he will be new finance minister

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic says in a blog post that he will be sworn in as finance minister....Fullstory

2015-01-27 06:22 PM

Asia stocks rise, Europe drifts as initial Greek nerves ease
By YURI KAGEYAMA
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- European stocks drifted lower and Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result. KEEPING SCORE:....Fullstory

2015-01-27 05:42 PM

Norway: Sanctions possible for rivals in S. Sudan conflict

Associated Press

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Norway's foreign minister says the international community will seriously consider sanctions on South Sudan's warring factions if they don't reach....Fullstory

2015-01-27 05:22 PM

Ericsson Q4 profits hit by decline in North America

Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Wireless equipment maker Ericsson's fourth-quarter fell by more than a third, with strong growth in Middle East, Europe and Asia offset by....Fullstory

2015-01-27 04:22 PM

England's Farrell out of Six Nations with knee injury

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- England flyhalf Owen Farrell was ruled out of the Six Nations on Tuesday, two days after badly twisting his left knee in....Fullstory

2015-01-27 11:42 PM

African Cup quarterfinals switched to 2 biggest cities
By CHRIS LEHOURITES
Associated Press

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) -- The quarterfinal involving host Equatorial Guinea has been moved from the small town of Ebebiyin to the country's biggest city,....Fullstory

2015-01-27 10:42 PM

Romania's spy chief who backed security laws resigns

Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the....Fullstory

2015-01-27 10:01 PM

Caterpillar misses 4Q profit forecasts

Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $757 million. On a per-share basis, the Peoria, Illinois-based company said it had....Fullstory

2015-01-27 09:01 PM

AP Interview: Serie A TV head says Spanish league better
By ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- Avoid going head-to-head with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Don't stop for Christmas. It's that easy to make drastic improvements in the slumping Italian....Fullstory

2015-01-27 09:01 PM

Asian Cup: Australia beat UAE 2-0 to reach final
By KEIRAN SMITH
Associated Press

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) -- Australia remained on course for its maiden Asian Cup title after defeating United Arab Emirates 2-0 in a semifinal at a....Fullstory

2015-01-27 07:22 PM

VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis
By NORIKO KITANO
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a....Fullstory

2015-01-27 06:01 PM

Pakistan suffers back-to-back losses to start NZ tour

Associated Press

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Despite Misbah ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back....Fullstory

2015-01-27 05:22 PM

US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia
By RONNIE GREENE and JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH
Associated Press

BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold. They formed....Fullstory

2015-01-27 04:42 PM

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
By VANESSA GERA
Associated Press

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian....Fullstory

2015-01-27 04:22 PM

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