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  • Egyptian doctor facing trial over female genital mutilation death

    In a first for Egypt, a doctor will be tried for performing female genital mutilation surgery on a girl who then died of complications.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs.

  • Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment.

  • US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months. The Commerce Department says that orders for durable...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter revenue at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. The Atlanta company says the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of earlier forecasts. UPS posted...

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year. United attributed $200 million of its loss to the "historic severe" winter...

  • Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, posted...

  • Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct, forecast rises

    Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings climbed 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results. The Peoria, Ill., company now expects 2014 earnings of $6.10 per share...

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a...

  • GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Thursday reported its worst quarterly performance in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings. First-quarter profit fell 86 percent to $125 million. The Detroit automaker took a $1.3 billion charge for recalling about 7...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes targeted a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighter jets...

  • Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $13.35 billion. Zimmer says the deal will expand its product offerings and services. Zimmer will pay $10.35 billion in cash and issue shares of its common stock valued...

  • VIDEO: Primary challengers face long odds

    Primary challengers since the end of World War II have historically failed at defeating incumbent lawmakers. Just two percent of House incumbents and five percent of Senate incumbents have lost in a primary battle.

  • Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.



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