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  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board. As aviation experts looked for answers about Friday's crash, a somber-looking Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit...

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Automaker BMW releases first-quarter earnings figures. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway:. The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder could help explain what caused the Airbus EC-225 helicopter to crash on a tiny Norwegian island, killing all 13 people aboard, as it flew from a North Sea oil field to Bergen, 120 kilometers away. The helicopter was...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said. The Airbus EC-225 helicopter shattered into pieces as it slammed just after noon into the rocky shoreline of Turoey, a tiny island outside Bergen, Norway's second-largest...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead.

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, whose family owns the Lego group, says "an internal mistake" led the company to deny a bulk order last year from Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who wanted toy bricks for an exhibition in Australia. His son, Thomas, also a Lego board member, told the Wall Street Journal it was "a typical example of what can go wrong in a big...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Altria, the owner of cigarette maker Philip Morris USA, said its first-quarter profit rose about 20 percent as it shipped more cigarettes and other tobacco products. Shares of Altria Group Inc. rose less than 1 percent before the stock market opened Thursday. In the three months ending March 31, Altria reported net income of $1.22 billion, or 62 cents...

  • Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the company founder's grandson, said Thursday he will leave his position as deputy chairman to his 37- year-old son, Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen said the aim was "to maintain active family ownership of the LEGO Group. After 25 years as CEO, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was replaced in 2004 by Joergen Vig Knudstorp, an outsider...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA has swung to a profit of $611 million in the first quarter as reduced costs helped offset low crude prices. CEO Eldar Saetre said the industry "is facing challenges," adding Statoil was "radically improving our project break-evens and we are on track to reset costs." Statoil's average production in the...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Danish shipping and energy group A.P. Moller-Maersk says an employee in Angola has been released unharmed, four days after he was abducted. Group spokeswoman Louise Munter declined Tuesday in an email to The Associated Press to release further details, citing an "ongoing investigation by local authorities" and the security of its...

  • DELFT, Netherlands, April 15- In two medieval Dutch cities, IKEA's most senior executives are finalising the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years. However, some academics say the changes, which effectively involve breaking up the IKEA Group, could also disrupt the smooth running that makes IKEA so efficient.

  • DELFT, Netherlands, April 15- In two medieval Dutch cities, IKEA's most senior executives are finalizing the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years. However, some academics say the changes, which effectively involve breaking up the IKEA Group, could also disrupt the smooth running that makes IKEA so efficient.

  • STOCKHOLM, April 1- Swedish-based Invisio, which will provide high-tech headsets to French security forces at the Euro 2016 football championship this summer, expects military orders in emerging markets to boost revenue further this year. Invisio's headsets are already sold to U.S. and British military forces. Now, Invisio plans to expand outside its main...

  • Interest rates

    There are several ways that negative interest rate policy can have a positive effect on the economy, says Economist Paul Diggle.

  • COPENHAGEN, March 4- Capital requirements for Danish mortgage banks will probably be tightened when the European Union adapts proposals from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Denmark's business minister Troels Lund Poulsen said on Friday. Poulsen met with EU Commissioner for Financial Stability Jonathan Hill in Copenhagen on Friday.

  • Richard Clarida, PIMCO

    Global uncertainty is driving investors to U.S. bonds, but avoid shorter maturities, Pimco's Richard Clarida says.

  • REYKJAVIK, Feb 17- Workers at Rio Tinto's unit in Iceland voted to block exports of aluminum from the Hafnarfjordur plant in the southwest of the North Atlantic island due to a long-running dispute over wage contracts. A bigger strike on the same issue, which would have closed operations at the smelter, was narrowly avoided in December over fears that Rio Tinto...

  • OSLO- STOCKHOLM, Feb 16- Norwegian officials called the school guards "extra supervision." A record 163,000 refugees arrived in Sweden and the far right is vying for top spot in polls. In Denmark, the anti-immigration Danish People's Party is the second largest in parliament.

  • *Financial lead, led by banks. *JPMorgan jumps after CEO Dimon ups stake. Feb 12- Wall Street staged a comeback on Friday, led by a rebound in beaten-down financial and energy stocks after five straight days of a grueling rout on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector.