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  • China bars its airlines from paying EU carbon tax

    BEIJING (AP) -- China announced Monday it will prohibit its airlines from paying European Union charges on carbon emissions, ratcheting up a global dispute over the cost of combatting climate change....


  • Just a bluff? Fears grow of Israeli attack on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- For the first time in nearly two decades of escalating tensions over Iran's nuclear program, world leaders are genuinely concerned that an Israeli military attack on the Islamic Republic could be imminent - an action that many fear might trigger a wider war, terrorism and globa...

  • ALBA countries to pool funds in joint bank

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- An eight-nation bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries agreed on Sunday to deposit 1 percent of their international reserves into a jointly administered development bank as they seek to deepen economic cooperation....

  • Bigger US role against companies' cyberthreats?

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A developing Senate plan that would bolster the government's ability to regulate the computer security of companies that run critical industries is drawing strong opposition from businesses that say it goes too far and security experts who believe it should have even more teet...

  • From relief to despair: Varying views of jobs data

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Month by month, the U.S. job market is regaining its health....

  • Air France keeps long-haul flights during strike

    PARIS (AP) -- Air France says it expects to maintain more than 85 percent of its long-haul flights and 80 percent of European flights when pilots, cabin crew and other personnel begin a four-day walkout Monday to protest a government labor reform....

  • Israeli prospector says natural gas found offshore

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- American and Israeli gas prospectors say they have discovered a large amount of offshore natural gas in Israeli waters near the Lebanese border....

  • Shocked? Not! Not many surprises in Super Bowl ads

    NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're expecting to be shocked by all the Super Bowl ads, don't hold your breath: There won't be many surprises....

  • For Facebook 'Hacker Way' is way of life

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls himself a "hacker"....

  • Hackers apparently hit Swedish government site

    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A group linked to the hacker network Anonymous says it has attacked the Swedish government's website and shut it down by overloading it....

  • Russia admits brief cut of gas supplies to Europe

    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it had briefly reduced gas supplies to Europe amid a spell of extreme cold....

  • Canadian PM to visit China next week

    TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's prime minister heads to China next week where he'll discuss Canada's vast oil reserves in a visit that's being viewed as an "open warning" to the United States, which rejected a pipeline from Canada to Texas....

  • HP awards new CEO Whitman with $16.5M pay package

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. ushered in Meg Whitman as its CEO with a $16.5 million compensation package that hinges on the one-time politician's ability to lift the stumbling technology company's stock price during the next two years....

  • Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call

    LONDON (AP) -- They trade jokes, chuckle and talk shop about a hacker plot called "Project Mayhem."...

  • Micron CEO dies in plane crash

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Steve Appleton, the chief operating officer and chairman of Micron, died Friday morning in a small plane crash in Boise, the company said. He was 51....

  • Shareholders sue Hecla Mining Co. after deaths

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Some shareholders have sued Hecla Mining Co. for stock losses they endured after the federal government shut down the Lucky Friday Mine for safety violations....

  • BBC accuses Iran of intimidating its staff

    LONDON (AP) -- The head of the BBC on Friday accused Iran of intimidating staff members of its Persian service through slander, snooping and the arrest of their relatives....

  • EU probes new Google privacy policy

    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's data protection authorities have asked Google to delay the rollout of its new privacy policy until they have verified that it doesn't break the bloc's data protection laws....

  • EU prepares for potential gas crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is bracing for another potential energy crisis in the dead of winter as Russian gas supplies to some of its member states suddenly have dwindled by up to 30 percent....

  • Wall Street futures get boost from strong jobs report

    U.S. stock futures jumped after a report on January employment showed the biggest growth in jobs in nine months and an unemployment rate that dropped to 8.3 percent.

  • U.S. unemployment rate drops for 5th month in a row

    The U.S. unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation's outlook for job growth.

  • Super Bowl ads that generate buzz after the game

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Companies hope you'll be gabbing about their Super Bowl ads on Monday morning. But the ultimate score is if those conversations continue throughout the year....

  • Swiss launch competition probe against UBS, CS

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- The Swiss Competition Commission said Friday it has launched an investigation into possible cartel behavior by a dozen banks including the country's two biggest institutions UBS and Credit Suisse....

  • AP Interview: Main says mines can't be complacent

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- If there's one lasting cultural change Mine Safety and Health Administration Director Joe Main wants to make in both the federal agency and the industry it regulates, it's ending the cycle of intensity and complacency....

  • Study finds Facebook users get more warm fuzzies than they give

    The goody-two-shoes among us say it's better to give than to receive. That's not true for the average Facebook user, though.

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