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G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. dollar to a big drop in oil prices.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Police: 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

PHOENIX (AP) — Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds — nobody knows how many — have disappeared into the warming waters of the Mediterranean, including 41 migrants reported dead Thursday after a shipwreck.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Goldman Sachs' earnings soar on trading, deal fees

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in first-quarter net income Thursday as its investment banking unit logged its best quarter since the financial crisis. Higher fees from trading bonds and currencies also helped.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Current G-20 head urges more action on global economy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current head of the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations says governments need to do more to jolt the global economy out of the rut it fell into after the 2008 financial crisis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

 

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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