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  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    PARIS (AP) — The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections. A short statement Monday said the 62-year-old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and...

  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is...

  • Stocks end slightly lower as investors wait on Fed

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased one point, or 0.07 percent, to close at 1,984 on Monday. The Nasdaq fell 48 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,518. The...

  • 700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    GENEVA (AP) — This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe — the same number as died during all of last year. That would raise...

  • Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be...

  • UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters. The situation has deteriorated severely over the last few days and...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • US stocks mostly lower as investors wait on Fed

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,999 as of noon Eastern time Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five...

  • ZF buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74B

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — German automotive transmission maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for $11.74 billion, a move that creates the world's second-largest auto supplier. The deal, with a total value of about $13.5 billion including the assumption of TRW's debt,...

  • Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah came after dozens of activists began a hunger strike last...

  • US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in...

  • Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week

    GENEVA (AP) — Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week.

  • US stocks start week with slight decline

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983 shortly after U.S. markets opened Monday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent last week, snapping five straight...

  • US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip.

  • AP NewsAlert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion.



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