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VILNIUS, Lithuania— Latvia is joining Lithuania in banning Russian state television broadcasts because it found that several programs about the Ukraine crisis were tendentious and not in the Baltic nation's security interests.
NEW YORK— For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. CarMax slumped after the used car dealer reported lower net income, and Mattel dropped on concerns about demand for big-name toys. "The markets are struggling to choose a direction," said Joe Tanious, a global market strategist for JPMorgan Funds.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis gave his backing Monday to the scandal-tainted Vatican Bank to carry on provided it presses ahead with efforts to bring its banking practices up to international standards. In a statement Monday, the Vatican said "the valuable services that can be offered by the Institute assist the Holy Father in his mission as universal pastor."
The 35- year-old Phoenix woman had an important job interview last month at an insurance company across town in Scottsdale. The case has attracted considerable attention on the Internet as a fundraising site created by a New Jersey woman for Taylor has amassed nearly $90,000.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors and subcontractors as a labor policy incubator, ready to sidestep Congress to impose workplace rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under the chief executive's control.
Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation, boasting a budget of over $170 million, earned $107.1 million internationally this weekend, bringing its overall worldwide haul to more than $303 million.
The president will sign the executive order and the presidential memo during an event at the White House where he will be joined Lilly Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay discrimination law Obama signed in 2009.. At the same time, it also underscores the limits of his ambition when he doesn't have the backing of Congress for his initiatives.
PANAMA CITY— Counting down his final weeks in office, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Saturday inaugurated the most-emblematic project of a five-year term marked by fast economic growth and more than a hint of hubris— Central America's first subway system.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asia's top budget carrier AirAsia on Saturday withdrew its latest inflight magazine and apologized for an offending article boasting that its well-trained pilots would never lose a plane.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4- Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— In a story April 3 about genetically modified salmon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Recombinetics, a Minnesota- based company, wanted to produce cattle without horns for meat. WASHINGTON— Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon— or any other engineered fish or meat— on store shelves anytime soon.
US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession. WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy has regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. WASHINGTON— Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.
LAS VEGAS— Attorneys for magician David Copperfield and several current and former Las Vegas stagehands said Friday they're in talks to make lawsuits they've traded in a backstage dispute disappear.
MADISON, S.D.— Dakota State University in Madison is reinforcing its specialty in cyber security by offering a new doctoral degree this fall. Campus officials expect that many of Dakota State's undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information assurance will be interested in the new degree program.
SAN JOSE, California— The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment.
NEW YORK— Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup. I've been using Google's Web-connected eyewear over the past few months.
Traders take the bull and bear sides about Twitter during a street fight on CNBC's "Fast Money."
Investors sent shares of GrubHub Inc. up more than 30 percent Friday in an initial public offering that gave the online food ordering service a market capitalization of nearly $2.7 billion. There have been 71 IPOs priced so far this year, up 115 percent from the same time last year, according to IPO investment adviser and research company Renaissance Capital.
The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus will start a 54- city tour in New Orleans on June 9. It will star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of' N Sync as Pontius Pilate.