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Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'
BEIJING (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday. The ruling party under President...
Sep 2, 2014 | 11:02 AM
Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers....
Sep 2, 2014 | 10:02 AM
Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Lawrence, a three-...
Sep 2, 2014 | 10:02 AM
Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest
Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan operations effective Monday, acknowledged the momentum for the PlayStation 4 in Japan wasn't catching up with the West, although its cumulative global sales reached 10 million...
Sep 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM
Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Rouhani, a relative...
Sep 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM
NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid
State law requires the release of recruiting documents after a company has announced a decision on its preferred location, which Toyota did four months ago. Since Gov. Pat McCrory took office last year, state agencies often take many months to...
Sep 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM
Finnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expected to go online until 2018 — nine years later than initially forecast.
Sep 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM
Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
For more than five years since the eurozone hit turbulence over too much debt in 2009, governments' answer has been to raise taxes and restrain spending. The risk is that the eurozone remains stagnant for years — bad news not just for its people...
Sep 2, 2014 | 9:02 AM
Fast-food workers to strike again here, in 100 other cities
The organizers say fast-food workers — who are seeking a $15 hourly wage — will go on strike at restaurants in more than 100 cities, including Seattle, and engage in sit-ins in more than a dozen cities.
Sep 2, 2014 | 8:02 AM
Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure
Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.
Sep 2, 2014 | 8:02 AM