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Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes

A man eats a burger at a McDonald’s restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, July 22, 2014. China’s food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to...
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JFK returns to old look in new collectors’ coins

A newly-stamped gold coin of President John F. Kennedy is examined at the U.S. Mint at West Point on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Kennedy is getting a new look on the new coin that is being made by the mint to mark the 50 years since the slain president debuted on...
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UN human development report faults inequality

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, U.N. Development Program Administrator Helen Clark of New Zealand gestures while speaking during an interview in Tokyo. Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies...
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European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv,...

Japan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in June

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade deficit more than tripled from the year before in June to a higher-than-expected 822.2 billion yen ($8.1 billion), as imports surged and exports edged lower. The Finance Ministry reported Thursday that imports jumped 8.4 percent...
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Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

In this July 20, 2014 photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, an electronic screen shows the safety record of Shanghai Husi Food Co., a meat supplier for McDonald and KFC, in Shanghai, China. A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on...
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Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald of Ohio flanked by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, right, listen during a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings to examine his nomination to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill...
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NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Bryan Caputo, left, and Daniel Petryszyn sit during arraignment proceedings in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. They are two of six people who were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that took over more than 1,600 StubHub users’ accounts and...

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter’s workforce of roughly 3,000 people was...

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company’s shares climbed...