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  • France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

    PARIS (AP) — French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather....

  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road. Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of the western Ghor province, says the Taliban halted three minibuses...

  • French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

    PARIS (AP) — French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

  • German business confidence drops again

    BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq. The closely-watched Ifo Institute survey fell to 108 points in July from 109.7 points in June. Economists had widely been expecting a...

  • Colorado fracking ballot initiatives clear signature threshold

    Colorado campaigners have secured enough signatures to get two initiatives that would place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state on the November ballot.

  • Dodd-Frank at war with itself

    The difficulty of Dodd-Frank implementation is not primarily the regulators' fault; the problem comes from Dodd-Frank's determination to rely on government regulation as a cure for government policy distortions. Instead, let's work on getting rid of the distortions that encourage people to behave...

  • Reversing the decline in small business lending

    While small business lending often declines during a recession, recent regulatory changes may well result in a permanent decline in bank lending to small business.

  • The pros and cons of reauthorizing the Export-Import bank

    Depending on who you talk to, the Ex-Im Bank is either a financial support that U.S. exporters need to compete globally -- or government interference in the private-sector lending market, primarily helping big companies that don't need it.

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the...

  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking. Hugo...

  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky's minimum-wage menu is just a cheap stunt

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, are levying a cheap pathological appeal with unmatched tone-deafness.

  • Here's where President Obama assigns the blame for corporate 'inversions'

    President Obama placed the blame for the recent rush of U.S. companies to overseas tax jurisdictions squarely on congressional inaction Thursday, saying that "Congress is just not productive."

  • SEC needs to rethink its rules on proxy advisory firms

    On June 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued new rules clarifying the duties of proxy advisory firms that guide institutional investors voting their equity shares. Left unresolved by the SEC is an April rulemaking petition by business groups that asked the agency to reconsider its...



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