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Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty

The 19th century statue of the ancient goddess Athena stands at the Athens Academy on Friday, March 27, 2015. Greek bank deposits dropped by more than 7.5 billion euros ($8.2 billion) in February, ramping up pressure on the country’s teetering financial system as its...

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has affirmed its decision that a Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. . The announcement came Friday after a judge ordered the jury to resume deliberations in the gender bias case after a discrepancy was discovered...

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco...
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The Latest: Lufthansa offers quick aid to victims’ families

A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has...

Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed’s key interest rate could come later this year. But Yellen stressed that any rate increases would likely be very gradual. The...
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US stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough week

FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged Friday, March 27, 2015, after four straight days of losses. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File) FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 8,...
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German airline could face ‘unlimited’ damages for Alps crash

People and family members of a victim pay tribute next to a stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine...

With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. “The airport we are planning to build is going to be huge. Very...
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The Latest: American support group contacts crash families

An investigator carries bags with items that have been collected in the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps....

Consumer sentiment slips in March on bad weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index slipped to 93 this month from 95.4 in February. Richard Curtin, chief economist for the survey, notes...