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  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:48 am
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

  • US declines to name China a currency manipulator 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:18 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.

  • Oil lends boost to Wyoming economy 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:17 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - The oil industry continued to lend a boost to Wyoming's economy over the first three months of this year despite a slight slowdown in drilling.

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing.

  • Indiana officials consider funding for adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:04 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - After about a year of fostering toddler Antoinette, Jackie Townsend adopted the 5-year-old she describes as the "prettiest little thing."

  • Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:26 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government Monday called a "policy of leniency."

  • Energy efficiency projects coming to 10 schools 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:07 am
  • DETROIT - The Detroit Public Schools will spend $150,000 in energy tax credits to plan and design energy efficiency projects in 10 buildings.

  • Kansas wind energy faces obstacles despite gains 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:22 pm
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - Despite recent gains in wind energy production in Kansas, experts worry that trouble could be looming for the industry.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:12 am
  • A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:52 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Heather Grant got in the U.S. Senate race following a brief military nursing career when she wasn't persuaded to support other early candidates.

  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:20 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.

  • US producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.

  • Longtime Canadian finance minister dies 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:09 pm
  • TORONTO - Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. He was 64.

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and complicated many other aspects of life in the South American nation.

  • New Kansas revenue projections on horizon 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislative leaders offered differing views Thursday of what upcoming state revenue projections for the fiscal year that starts July 1 may look like, but agreed that the state faces challenges.

  • Oshkosh Corp. laying off 760 from defense division 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:13 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, or 29 percent of the group's workforce, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.

  • Ally shares slide in first-day trading 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:49 pm
  • Ally Financial Inc. held the largest IPO of the year this week, but its shares fell in their trading debut Thursday.

  • 2 nations leading jet search have turbulent past 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 am
  • CANBERRA, Australia - The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have used warm and glowing terms to assure the world that their partnership in the desperate hunt for a missing airliner is built on a firm and abiding friendship. But it's also an odd-couple relationship that has proved brittle in the past and has been blighted by hostility, rivalries and cultural misunderstandings.

  • Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan's Parliament 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:44 am
  • TAIPEI, Taiwan - Students ended their unprecedented, 24-day occupation of Taiwan's Parliament late Thursday after receiving assurances that a Chinese trade pact they see as imperiling the island's autonomy would undergo legislative review.

  • US Treasury raises $2.38B in Ally stock sale 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:52 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has raised $2.38 billion after selling a large chunk of its stock in Ally Financial Inc. as part of the government's ongoing effort to recoup the billions of dollars spent bailing out companies during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • US senators urge full enforcement on steel imports 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

  • Minutes show Fed struggled to agree on rate policy 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:18 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows.

  • Taiwan leader affirms contentious China trade pact 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Taiwan's president on Wednesday stuck by a trade pact with China that has sparked mass protests and a three-week occupation of the self-governing island's legislature building by students.

  • EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:20 am
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down.

  • Budget passed, Legislature taking up tax cuts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:07 am
  • PHOENIX - Just a day after adopting a $9.23 billion state budget, the Arizona House and Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a pair of tax cuts for manufacturers, including one that would give a multimillion-dollar tax credit to the world's biggest corporation to install and run a solar facility.