WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed for a second month in March as the daily flow of imported crude oil dropped to the lowest level in 17 years. The deficit with China hit a three-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say they’ve arrested the man behind the 2011 kidnapping of seven Estonian tourists.
The officials said Thursday that Hussein Hojeiri was detained two days ago in the eastern Bekaa Valley. They say
The price of oil made gains above $91 per barrel Thursday, rebounding from a steep drop, as the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate to a new low.
By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark oil
LONDON (AP) — “Viva Forever”? Not as it turns out.
Producers announced Thursday that the Spice Girls musical will close at London’s Piccadilly Theater June 29 after a disappointing six-month run.
Producer Judy Craymer said despite tweaks since
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian organization that tracks the fate of Nazi concentration camp inmates says that one of the oldest known survivors has died aged 107.
The Mauthausen Committee said Thursday that Leopold Engleitner died April 21.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A European Union prosecutor in Kosovo says a new probe into illegal organ trafficking has begun just days after five people were found guilty of running a criminal ring that lured poor people from
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NEW YORK (AP) — Conde Nast is launching a slate of Web series inspired by its the fashion magazine Vogue and the technology monthly Wired.
The media company announced the new digital programming in a presentation to advertisers
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures rebounded after a triple-digit sell-off on the Dow as the central bank in Europe cut interest rates again Thursday and the U.S. deficit with China hit a three-year low.
The number of
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — William “Billy” Bretherton, star of the A&E reality TV show “Billy the Exterminator,” has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana, his attorney said.
Bretherton was put on probation for a
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Michael Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative.
Pritzker, a Hyatt hotel heiress, is
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi is slated to be on hand when Gov. Chris Christie signs New Jersey’s drug overdose prevention bill into law Thursday.
The measure shields someone overdosing on drugs and those who get
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who dresses up as Cookie Monster in Times Square turned down a plea deal in a New York City case accusing him of shoving a 2-year-old after his mother refused to tip
LONDON (AP) — BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults on young girls, prosecutors said Thursday.
The 83-year-old sports broadcaster was arrested in January for questioning about alleged crimes committed between 1967 and 1986.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank cut its key interest rate to a historic low and extended unlimited cheap loans to banks to try and help the flagging euro area economy climb out of a stubborn
JURAIN, Bangladesh (AP) — As she knelt beside the linen-wrapped body and looked at the dress that she herself had purchased, Farida’s sobs of sorrow turned to tears of painful relief. She called her husband to speak the
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two airplanes taxiing while preparing for takeoff at Newark Liberty International Airport clipped each other, leaving one of the planes with a portion of its left wing ripped away.
No one was injured when
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade’s most memorable songs, “Jump,” has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was 34.
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday sentenced a businessman who sold fake bomb detectors to 10 years in jail, saying the millionaire had shown a cavalier disregard for potentially fatal consequences.
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