- AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
- Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses
NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.
- 4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker
Can your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers.
- Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.
- Lufthansa insurers set aside $300 million over Alps crash
BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from last week's crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps, in which 150 people died.
- Philips sells stake in LED components, automotive lighting
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion.
- Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.
- Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.
- Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.
- Greek prime minister: Debt needs restructuring for repayment
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will be unable to repay massive bailout debts without eventually restructuring them, the prime minister said, as pressure from lenders mounted on Athens to produce viable cost-cutting reforms to unlock emergency funds and prevent default.
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