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Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms....

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study
NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine....

UK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers....

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad....

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday....

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday....

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup....

Egypt to host major economic conference in March
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy....

Anti-government protest in Albania's capital
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases....

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters - people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer....

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