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Last Updated Dec 19, 2014 03:27PM

New York • Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia’s currency has nose-dived, for instance, and …

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  • Myriad test approved for use with cancer drug
    WASHINGTON, D.C. • U.S. regulators have granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of drugs for ovarian cancer, AstraZeneca PLC’s Lynpar...
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  • FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) U.S. stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally
    New York • Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor’s 500 index notch its second-best week this year. With li...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • NLRB alleges McDonald’s violations
    Washington • The National Labor Relations Board on Friday designated McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” with franchisees at nearly 14,000 U.S. res...
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  • Five ways to make your email safer in hack attack
    Los Angeles • The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers ac...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 03:21 pm   |     |   Share


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  • This Dec. 16, 2014 photo shows the Nikon D750 camera, in Decatur, Ga. The D750 is a full-frame digital SLR camera capable of shooting high-definition video at 60 frames per second. It has a 24.3 megapixel sensor and built-in Wi-Fi for communication directly with tablets and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ron Harris) Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options
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  • Warren County passes local right-to-work law
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  • In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 photo, Roberto Ramos, president of the Cubaocho Art and Research Center in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, smokes a cigar in the court yard of the center. The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the United States in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won’t roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren’t worried about business. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Cuban cigar boom? What the new rules mean
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  • F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown  in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne) EPA likely to treat coal ash waste like garbage
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  • Raymond Kwok, co-chairman of developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, arrives at the High Court in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. A Hong Kong jury found Raymond's billionaire elder brother Thomas Kwok, co-chairman of the developer company, and former top government official Rafael Hui guilty of corruption after a high profile trial. Raymond, also a billionaire, was found not guilty. Thomas Kwok was Friday convicted of conspiracy for making HK$8.5 million (US$1.1 million) of payments to Hui. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) HK court: Tycoon is guilty of corruption
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