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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Qatar has offered Tunisia a $1 billion low interest loan to bolster the North African country's battered economy, Tunisia's presidential spokesman announced Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The McClatchy Co. reported a slightly larger net loss on Wednesday due to declining advertising revenue. Meanwhile, compensation and other costs at the nation's third-largest newspaper company fell while digital advertising increased.
PARIS (AP) — Renault says a worse-than-anticipated slump in car markets in France and across Europe caused overall sales to fall 8.6 percent in the first quarter to €9.5 billion ($12.6 billion).
The phone hacking scandal roiling Britain has cast a fresh light on the cozy ties and outsized political clout of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of the sprawling News Corp. empire, which includes extensive media properties in Britain, the United States and other countries.
LONDON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline PLC reported Wednesday a 13 percent drop in first-quarter net profit compared with a year earlier, when earnings were heavily boosted by the sale of a unit.
LONDON (AP) — Investors brushed aside more grim Spanish financial news and lower-than-anticipated U.S. economic growth figures, helping stocks to rally at the end of what has turned out to be a solid week for markets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell by the largest amount in three years last month, mostly because demand for commercial aircraft plummeted. But companies also ordered less machinery and other equipment, a sign manufacturing output may slow.
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines around the world are updating their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes, and that's good news for aircraft maker Boeing Co.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — He came, he saw, he blustered.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices rose slightly above $104 a barrel Thursday in Asia after the U.S. central bank boosted its outlook for economic growth and employment this year.