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  • Oil falls ahead of Ukraine meeting, US supply data

    The price of oil fell Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery slid 30 cents to close at $103.75 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the Nymex contract rose 31 cents. Brent...

  • Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser. Tuesday's deal temporarily halts a $2.9 million payment that Banco Popular had sought from...

  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to...

  • Janet Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and...

  • Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Southern Co. has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to help develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April. 7, to Sunday April 13: UNITED STATES 1. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records) 2. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records) 3. Jason Derulo, "Talk Dirty - feat. 2 Chainz" (Warner Bros. Records) 4....

  • Lack of starter homes still a problem for Juneau

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lack of affordable housing for young families continues to be a problem in Alaska's capital. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/FHcJLy) four builders updated city officials Monday on the city's housing situation. They were among those who testified last year about...

  • Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served. Noah Kai Newkirk of Los Angeles pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 26...

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S....

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan 2 Monument Valley, ustwo 3 R.B.I. Baseball 14, MLB.com 4 Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 5 Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 6 Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7 Facetune,...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



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