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Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-off
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's main stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in Europe and the U.S....

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies....

What a recession does to your money
NEW YORK (AP) -- If we are indeed in the midst of a recession - and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun - stocks likely still have a long way to go down....

Double the chaos: Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil
NEW YORK (AP) -- That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too?...

Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war
DUBLIN (AP) -- Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won't be deterred from exposing Ireland's underworld, the country's largest newspaper group said Thursday....

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service....

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters....

Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Portugal's fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government's plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets....

Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals....

NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday....

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