US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year....

Ulta Salon, FEI and Vanda Pharma rise while Terex slumps
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:...

EU launches effort against 'grey economy' of undeclared work
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is launching an effort to contain the so-called "grey economy" of undeclared and untaxed work....

US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel....

New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes....

Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta's devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production....

S&P: Britain's EU vote could jeopardize pound's standing
LONDON (AP) -- Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says a vote to leave the European Union could jeopardize the pound's standing as an international reserve currency, potentially threatening the country's credit rating....

Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's acting president announced austerity measures Tuesday aimed at pulling Latin America's largest economy from its worst crisis in decades, warning that a failure to act will mean "extraordinary hardship" for future generations....

Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable products....

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries....

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