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  • Labor Day exhausted: 40 hour work week grows to 47-60 hours

    A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

  • Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in...

  • '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material. The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando-set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival. The movie stars...

  • Owen Wilson in Venice with 'She's Funny That Way'

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Movies — they don't make 'em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does. The director, part of a generation that injected grit into American cinema in the 1970s, revives the froth and fun of classic screwball comedies with his latest film, "She's Funny That Way." The...

  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter — dragged down in part by hosting the World Cup. The government's IBGE statistics bureau said GDP in the second quarter fell by...

  • US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. The University of Michigan said Friday its index of consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 from...

  • Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years. Italy's Fiat and Chrysler are merging to form Fiat Chrysler Automobile. Fiat said in a statement Friday that an ongoing tally of investors suggests there is not enough opposition to...

  • Stock market wavers in late morning trading

    The stock market waffled between small gains and losses in light trading Friday, ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed: Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose two...

  • O'Malley to return to New Hampshire

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make his third trip to New Hampshire in September, a sign that he is likely to challenge Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination.

  • 'Too big to fail' could be slapped on more non-banks

    It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.

  • Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline

    The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congress’ consent by the end of the summer.

  • US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person, a university...

  • Boat flips near Dominican coast; at least 1 death

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities are searching for survivors after a boat carrying about 20 migrants apparently capsized off the eastern tip of the country. At least one person reportedly died and the director of the civil defense agency for the region says one...

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous...



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