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Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:18am

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests that they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

Japan's Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:14am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top European Union officials are discussing trade, bilateral ties and North Korea, on the latest leg of Abe's international tour to prepare for the G-20 summit in June.

It's not just record-high stocks feeling the Fed effect

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:07am

It's not just the stock market at a record high that's feeling the Fed effect.

Algeria takes action against corruption, questions tycoons

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:16am

Algerian authorities are embarking on a "Clean Hands" campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons and current and former government officials.

Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:06am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products.

US long-term mortgage rates up for 4th week; 30-year 4.20%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:59am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, though they remain historically low as a spur to home sales in the spring buying season.

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

Scott McFetridge and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:33am

When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy.

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over exposed passwords

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:33am

Ireland's privacy regulator says it's investigating Facebook over the social media giant's recent revelation that it had left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed.

Big gains for Facebook, Microsoft keep stocks near records

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:23am

U.S. stock indexes pulled further back from their record highs on Thursday after a cavalcade of industrial companies turned in weak earnings reports, blotting out a set of blowout results from big-name tech companies.

Markets Right Now: Stocks hold near record highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:42am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves Japanese detention center after posting bail, court rejects prosecutors' appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:34am

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves Japanese detention center after posting bail, court rejects prosecutors' appeal.

Polish teachers to suspend strike so exams can go forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:54am

The head of the Polish Teachers' Union says it is suspending a strike that has closed most Polish schools for nearly three weeks in order to allow end-of-year exams to go forward.

Cyprus: New bond issues help repay Russian loan faster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:54am

Cyprus' finance minister says new bond issues will save the country money by helping to pay off the remainder of a 2.5 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) Russian loan more quickly.

Thousands mourn Bosnian government critic slain in ambush

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:54am

Sobbing with grief, thousands of Bosnians attended the funeral Thursday of a prominent Bosnia Serb businessman and government critic who was gunned down earlier this week in a mafia-style ambush.

Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn to be released on bail after Japanese court rejects prosecutors' appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:40am

Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn to be released on bail after Japanese court rejects prosecutors' appeal.

US durable goods orders up solid 2.7% in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:39am

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 2.7% in March with a key category that tracks business investment decisions rising at the strongest pace in eight months.

US durable goods orders up 2.7% in March with investment demand rising at fastest pace since July

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:32am

US durable goods orders up 2.7% in March with investment demand rising at fastest pace since July.

The Latest: 37 people hospitalized after Chicago-area leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:29am

The Latest on a chemical leak in a north suburban Chicago community (all times local):

UPS falls short of forecasts on bad weather, costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:07am

United Parcel Service's first quarter financial results fell short of Wall Street forecasts as the package-delivery company's revenue flat-lined