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  • Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    CONAKRY, Guinea— The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation. Government spokesman Damantang Camara announced late Friday that Guinea would follow the committee's recommendation.

  • Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures -source Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    April 19- Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its $45.3 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • Mt. Gox CEO won't answer questions in US Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Mark Karpeles, chief executive officer of Tibanne Co., poses for a photograph with a bitcoin in the office operating the Mt.Gox K.K. bitcoin exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

    Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the US to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case

  • Vivendi's SFR to partner with Vodafone - CEO Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    PARIS, April 19- The head of Vivendi's French telecom unit SFR, won by cable company Numericable in a fierce bidding war, said in comments published on Saturday it planned to partner with Britain's Vodafone in a network-sharing project.

  • US city sues banks over high-frequency trading Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    The city of Providence, Rhode Island, is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading

  • Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    INDIO, Calif.— When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. And dozens of companies have hopped on the Coachella bandwagon, turning the music festival— now two back-to-back weekends— into a marketing hotspot.

  • AP Top Financial News At 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    5 features an Amazon phone might offer Venture investments highest since 2001 Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights Providence, RI, sues firms over stock trades Advice to Democrats: Don't say' recovery' Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem Calpine selling six power plants for $1.57 B Chobani to expand offerings amid competition

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Here are 5 features the device might offer. Venture investments soar 57 percent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001 Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China for local market Guinea plans to cancel rights to massive iron ore deposit, held by BSG Resources, Vale Providence, RI, sues financial firms, says they defrauded investors with high-speed trading Democrats urged not to mention the word' recovery' in upcoming campaign More than 2/ 3 of US states had job gains in March, while unemployment rate fell in 21 states Mazda recalling 109,000 older Tribute SUVs to fix frame rust problem Calpine says it will sell six Southeast power plants to LS Power for $1.57 B Chobani to expand product offerings with desserts, dips as it faces intensifying competition

  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    ROME— Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating stroke after taking the birth control drug Yasmin. Friday's verdict came after a two-week trial in Cook County Circuit Court. A $2.5 million settlement in the same matter was reached a month ago with the hospital, Resurrection Medical Center.

  • USDA tries to contain virus killing millions of pigs Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up in the U.S. last May

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WAIALUA, Hawaii— You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada- to- Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.

  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    BERLIN— A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption.

  • *Russia eyes gas pipeline, railway via North Korea to South Korea. MOSCOW, April 19- Russia's parliament has agreed to write off almost $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state.

  • PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA WILL AWARD STATE MEDALS TO SOME RUSSIAN SERVICEMEN INVOLVED IN CRIMEA OPERATION.

  • RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN TELLS RUSSIAN TV HE HAS GOOD PERSONAL RELATIONS WITH INCOMING NATO CHIEF STOLTENBERG.

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed NATO's selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its new head, saying on Saturday the pair had "very good relations" but that it was up to the West to improve ties.

  • PUTIN SAYS THERE IS NOTHING TO PREVENT NORMALISATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND WEST, BUT IT DEPENDS ON WEST.

  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to "pray hard" for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty.

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