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Tual, Indonesia • All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat …

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  • Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) Greece plans on vote as creditors rebuff overture
    Athens • The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange f...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former federal agent is guilty in bitcoin theft
    San Francisco • A former undercover federal agent pleaded guilty to extortion and related charges after acknowledging he channeled more than $700,000 ...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hewlett-Packard stays with plan to split in two
    San Francisco • Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell comme...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press)  . The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) U.S. probing airline collusion to keep up fares
    Washington • The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, accordi...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2001 file photo, mounted police charge anti-government demonstrators in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after the South American nation had just defaulted on more than $100 billion in foreign debt, banks were shuttered, the economy was in ruins and streets were filled with pot-banging protesters whose chants of Argentina recalls its financial crisis for Greeks
    Buenos Aires • As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South A...
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  • Golf groups distance themselves from Trump
    Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because “they know I’m right.” Four leading golf organizations said he’s wrong. The PGA Tour, LPGA To...
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  • People hold signs in front of Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in New York. Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Trump
    New York • Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’r...
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  • Nike losing top salesman with Knight’s retirement
    Nike is losing its top shoe salesman. Phil Knight announced Tuesday he’ll step down next year as Nike chairman, bringing to a close a half-century sag...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • New Balance to challenge Nike with big ad buy
    New York • New Balance is planning an advertising blitz that’s twice as big as any in its 109-year history, taking aim directly at Nike. On Wednesday,...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be cobbled together in time to avoid a messy Greek exit from the euro sent stock markets across Europe sharply higher on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Hopes for Greece deal push U.S. stocks up
    New York • Hopes that a deal could be reached between Greece and its creditors pushed stocks higher on Wednesday. The U.S. market opened higher, follo...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • ACE and Dycom are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • ACE Ltd., ...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • NYC is looking to slow the growth of Uber
    New York • So many New Yorkers are signing up with Uber Technology that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council members blame the company and other ride...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Noah’s ark developer seeks lost tax incentive
    Frankfort, Ky. • Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah’s ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment rel...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • McDonald’s localizes menus with pulled pork
    Chicago • McDonald’s is thinking global but acting local. The world’s biggest restaurant chain, hoping to appeal to wider swaths of Americans, is work...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lowest-paid workers finally lead in wage gains
    Atlanta • From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • 3,000 baby floats recalled due to deflation
    New York • About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. Consumer P...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. sues to block GE appliance business sale
    New York • The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric’s appliance division, saying the combined company would domi...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Fannie and Freddie CEOs get big raises
    New York • The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the gover...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robot kills man at VW plant in Germany
    Berlin • Automaker Volkswagen says a robot has killed a contractor at one of its production plants in Germany. A spokesman for VW says the man died Mo...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo, a person smokes at a celebration for the legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 in Portland, Ore. The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) Thousands gather as Oregon has legal weed
    Portland, Ore. • Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland. A few...
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  • Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) Greece plans vote as creditors rebuff overture
    Athens • Eurozone finance ministers decided Wednesday to break off talks on more aid for Greece until after it holds a weekend referendum, even as the...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 01:03 pm   |     |   Share