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  • Greece's government has included measures to boost state revenues by 3 billion euros (2.19 billion pounds) this year as part of a list of reforms it is sending European creditors in the hope of unlocking aid, a government official said on Friday. The official said Athens's EU and IMF creditors, known as the Brussels group, …

  • The German share price index DAX board is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

    Wall Street and European stocks edged ahead on Friday but remained en route to a losing week as U.S. Treasury debt yields declined on government data indicating U.S. economic growth was slowing. Trading in many markets was choppy, with oil dropping back after Thursday's spike on Saudi-led air attacks in Yemen and investors …

  • A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London

    Energy shares such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell dipped too with lower oil prices, although cruise ship company Carnival rose more than 5 percent after posting higher-than-expected profits. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit a record intraday high of 7,065.08 points on Tuesday, fell 0.5 percent to 6,860.61 points - …

  • Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

    The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four ...

  • Women wearing Hakama, or Japanese traditional Kimono, are reflected in an electronic board, showing various stock prices, outside a brokerage in Tokyo

    Wall Street and European stocks edged ahead on Friday but remained en route to a losing week as U.S. Treasury debt yields declined on government data indicating U.S. economic growth was slowing. Trading in many markets was choppy, with oil dropping back after Thursday's spike on Saudi-led air attacks in Yemen and investors …

  • 2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion

    Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were ...

  • US economy slows in fourth quarter

    The Commerce Department's third estimate of GDP growth on Friday was left unrevised at an annual rate of 2.2 percent following the third quarter's blistering 5.0 percent pace

  • Woman accused of kidnap plot created business persona online

    A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ...

  • From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader ...

  • The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently

    Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

  • Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yet Associated Press - 24 minutes ago
    Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yet

    A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer. Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardware, much of what I ...

  • Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths ...

  • A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield

    The tech geeks are coming to the oil industry's rescue. With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. As North America's oil companies …

  • Russia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets

    Russia hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider such a deal, a senior government official said Friday. Alexander Fomin, the head of ...

  • An accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group who was once named by Esquire magazine as an "employee of the month" has admitted embezzling $240,000. Thomas Muza of Hightstown ...

  • Why Dealmaking Looks a Lot Like a Sedan-Filled Highway The Wall Street Journal - 46 minutes ago

    The 2014 market for mergers and acquisitions was, in motoring terms, the equivalent of a traffic-free highway interrupted by the odd Ferrari or McLaren. The total value of deals valued between $1 billion to $5 billion increased 6.5%, up to $194.1 billion, while the total value of deals valued between $5 billion and $20 …

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $4.9925 a bushel; May corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.91 a bushel; May oats were ...

  • German Finance Minister Schaeuble attends news conference in Berlin

    Germany's surplus does not pose a problem for other members of the euro zone, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, answering critics of its export-driven economy. Germany's large current account surplus of more than 7 percent of economic output has been criticised by economists as a source of harmful imbalances …

  • Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities. ___ HOW IT ...

  • Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated

    Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications ...

  • The Latest: Lufthansa creates new group safety pilot job Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    The Latest: Hospital says it evaluated Germanwings co-pilot

    3:40 p.m. (1440 GMT, 10:40 a.m. EDT) Lufthansa says it's appointing an official to take care of "examining and further refining all flight safety-relevant procedures" at the company following ...

  • U.S. banking and payments technology firm FIS expects to double the share of revenue it gets from abroad in five years and may make acquisitions to do so, its new chief executive said. Florida-based FIS is one of the biggest U.S. financial technology firms, with over 40,000 staff and 14,000 clients. I'd be surprised if …

  • Carnival floats past Wall St. estimates on lower fuel costs Associated Press - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Carnival moved to a profit in its first quarter as the cruise operator benefited from declining fuel costs. Its adjusted profit handily topped analysts' expectations. Shares rose 6 percent in Friday morning ...

  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
    Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring ...

  • Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
    Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

    Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported ...

  • Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants. Ford reported ...

  • BlackBerry tops 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    BlackBerry posted a surprise profit in the fourth quarter, but saw a sharp drop-off in revenue as the once-iconic smartphone company said it reached the halfway mark of its turnaround effort. The Canadian ...

  • The transaction, structured as a Reverse Morris Trust deal, allows Dow to sell its non-core U.S. Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyl, global chlorinated organics and epoxy assets without having to pay taxes. Dow Chemical's shares rose 3.5 percent to $48.49 in early trading on Friday.

  • Carnival beats 1Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Miami-based company said it had profit of 6 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 20 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average ...

  • US stocks open higher AFP - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
    US stocks rise

    Wall Street stocks open higher on Friday following a report showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth

  • European stocks diverge ahead of Greek deal announcement

    Europe's main stock markets diverge on Friday as dealers await news on a deal over Greece's finances next week and track unrest in Yemen

  • Atlantic American posts 4Q profit Associated Press - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    The Atlanta-based company said it had net income of 6 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, were 5 cents per share. The insurance company posted revenue of $40.9 million in the period. ...

  • U.S. economic growth slows in fourth-quarter Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
    A man pushes his shopping cart down an aisle at a Home Depot store in New York

    U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits recorded their biggest drop since early 2011, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations. Businesses throttled back on inventory and equipment investment, but robust consumer spending limited …

  • Feds direct pipeline company to investigate alternatives Associated Press - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    A federal agency has directed the Texas-based company behind a proposed northeastern Ohio natural gas pipeline to investigate an alternative route that would relocate the $2 billion project to less populated ...

  • Swiss bankers get probation for tax fraud Associated Press - 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Two former Swiss bankers have avoided jail time for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets. Prosecutors recommended probation Friday for the two ...

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