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APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel

APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel

Documents seen by The Associated Press show that EU countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to impose controls for two more years because of the migration crisis
Published: 02/12/16
US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices
Published: 02/12/16

Morocco allows Ikea to open after Sahara diplomatic flap

Moroccan authorities have given furniture giant Ikea the green light to open its first store in the North African kingdom after months of uncertainty
Published: 02/12/16
US stocks open higher as oil rebounds, banks rise

US stocks open higher as oil rebounds, banks rise

A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
Published: 02/12/16
US business stockpiles rise in December, but sales fall

US business stockpiles rise in December, but sales fall

US business stockpiles rise as sales fall, sign of possible economic weakness
Published: 02/12/16

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya
Published: 02/12/16
In southern Europe, an astute negotiator unpicks austerity

In southern Europe, an astute negotiator unpicks austerity

He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and a government leader to watch in southern Europe
Published: 02/12/16
How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money

How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money

Here's a look at how impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money despite a raft of heavy international sanctions in past years over its nuclear and ballistic missiles program
Published: 02/12/16
Eurozone economy ends 2015 with whimper as dark clouds grow

Eurozone economy ends 2015 with whimper as dark clouds grow

Official figures show that the economy of the 19-country eurozone expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2015, a fairly insipid performance given prevailing tail-winds such as low oil prices and a falling currency
Published: 02/12/16

Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

Uber says it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees
Published: 02/12/16