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US economic growth rate unrevised at 2.2 percent in Q4

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the retreat is expected to be short-lived. Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost consumer spending.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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GOP-controlled Senate ok's budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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2 missing after NYC blast; 6 others might be missing, too

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were missing and six others might be, too.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

BOSTON (AP) — From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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