Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered Saturday in Villa Park, Illinois. Some...
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Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Before it started building, the...

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain...

Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased. Oil prices had slipped Thursday after spiking earlier in the week on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. Benchmark...

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move...
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Global tensions don’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

FILE – In this July 16, 2014 file photo, trader Benedict Willis uses his moblie phone as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are pricier, tensions between Russia and the West are mounting, and Israel has rolled into Gaza to stop a deadly air war....
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Obama: Offshore ‘tax inversions’ are unpatriotic

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding...

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an EU-wide asset...
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Global tensions don’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

FILE – In this July 16, 2014 file photo, trader Benedict Willis uses his moblie phone as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are pricier, tensions between Russia and the West are mounting, and Israel has rolled into Gaza to stop a deadly air war....
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Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

FILE – In this Monday, July 21, 2014 pool file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia. Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian...