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Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos.

The culprit's the same: A surging U.S. dollar

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Kerry meets Iranian foreign minister in Paris

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for nearly an hour with his Iranian counterpart in Paris on Friday in what was their second face-to-face encounter this week.

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Obama, Cameron pledge unified effort to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks.

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AirAsia fuselage to be lifted to surface after divers foiled

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian search official said Friday that the crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage will be lifted to the surface after sea conditions again prevented divers from examining the large chunk of wreckage.

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As he exits, Hagel recalls his Army roots and Vietnam combat

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — With a stop at this desert Army post on the last leg of his farewell tour as Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel came full circle.

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Kerry offers 'big hug' to Paris after attacks

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid respect in both English and French on Friday to the victims of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris in a show of American solidarity with the French people.

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Swiss franc's massive surge claims brokerage firm scalps

LONDON (AP) — The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business.

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Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

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