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US manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps

By JOSH BOAK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers,...full story
updated 2015-07-01 10:42 PM
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US manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps
By JOSH BOAK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers,....Fullstory

2015-07-01 10:42 PM

Anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein hosted at Vatican

Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has yet another strange bedfellow in its expanding ecological alliance, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on....Fullstory

2015-07-01 09:22 PM

Oregon takes first steps into era of legal retail marijuana
By JEFF BARNARD
Associated Press

WILLIAMS, Oregon (AP) -- Forty-two years after Oregon became the first state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, the state is taking its first steps....Fullstory

2015-07-01 08:22 PM

Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

March 1, 2011: Fontaine Fifth Wheel sends service bulletin to customers telling them that the Ultra LT hitch used on semis may not lock properly....Fullstory

2015-07-01 07:01 PM

China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders
By JOE McDONALD
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans. The market benchmark....Fullstory

2015-07-01 07:01 PM

Abbas removes long-time critic from No. 2 position in PLO
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An official says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has fired a long-time critic from the No. 2 job in the Palestine....Fullstory

2015-07-01 05:22 PM

Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota says Julie Hamp, who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned as managing officer.....Fullstory

2015-07-01 04:22 PM

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push....Fullstory

2015-07-01 04:01 PM

Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike
By AVET DEMOURIAN
Associated Press

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are....Fullstory

2015-07-01 04:01 PM

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
By MARGIE MASON
Associated Press

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost....Fullstory

2015-07-01 03:17 PM

World mayors, others pitch in toward global climate accord

Associated Press

LYON, France (AP) -- Hundreds of mayors, CEOs and trade groups from around the world are submitting their ideas for reducing global warming to the....Fullstory

2015-07-01 09:42 PM

Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis

Associated Press

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The World Food Program says it had to cut in half food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon because of a....Fullstory

2015-07-01 08:22 PM

Facebook opens South African office to expand African market

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Facebook has opened its first office in Africa in a move aimed at cementing its business in the fast-growing region. The world's largest....Fullstory

2015-07-01 08:01 PM

Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use
By TOM KRISHER and DAN SEWELL
Associated Press

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed....Fullstory

2015-07-01 07:01 PM

Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
By LISA LERER and MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using....Fullstory

2015-07-01 07:01 PM

Tour De France Wild Card Team Gets a Boost with Dimension Data Sponsorship

Associated Press

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 1, 2015--Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner for ASO which owns the Tour de France, today announced that it has become a MTN-Qhubeka....Fullstory

2015-07-01 05:22 PM

Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA
Associated Press

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) -- Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much....Fullstory

2015-07-01 04:22 PM

Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's former strongman leader, defeated in this year's?presidential election, says he's re-entering politics and contesting a Parliament?seat in August. Mahinda....Fullstory

2015-07-01 04:01 PM

Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airports Commission has decided to recommend the construction of third runway at London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how....Fullstory

2015-07-01 03:22 PM

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
By ELENA BECATOROS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without....Fullstory

2015-07-01 03:06 PM

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