- Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China.
- US stocks end a down week on an up note
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.
- Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
- Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya
NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.
- Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France
PARIS (AP) — If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.
- In southern Europe, an astute negotiator unpicks austerity
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but new Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and a government leader to watch in southern Europe by doing what many people thought was impossible.
- US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
- Britain's Independent newspaper to cease print editions
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition next month as it makes a "historic transition" to digital-only format, its owner said Friday.
- Eurozone economy ends 2015 with whimper as dark clouds grow
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone is in its longest stretch of economic expansion since the global financial crisis in 2008 but growth remains paltry despite a series of tail winds and is susceptible to a reverse if the worst fears in financial markets come to fruition.
- Mediator: More progress in talks to resolve Argentina's debt
NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed mediator reported more progress Friday in efforts by Argentina to resolve a dispute with bondholders who claim they are owed about $10 billion by the financially strapped South American nation.
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