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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. Each of the four countries on Obama’s itinerary — Japan, South Korea, Malaysia...

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Deadline Lapses In Peru For Illegal Gold Miners

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government’s vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations. The miners already have been clashing with police while intermittently blocking traffic on the commercially vital interoceanic highway that links the Pacific coast with...

Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, didn’t...

ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers...

WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation’s modern corn-growing business...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — While video game consoles can’t help users save money or stop smoking — yet, anyway — there are a few recently released games that can help with the most popular of New Year’s...

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Not all rats look exactly alike, even animated ones. But there’s a real resemblance between a rat in “The Nut Job,” the new film by Peter Lepeniotis, and Remy, the main character in “Ratatouille,” that wonderful 2007 Pixar film. And that’s not a good thing for “The...

Rosanne Cash, “The River & The Thread” (Blue Note) The songs on “The River & The Thread” rock like a cradle, and the rhythm rings true while Rosanne Cash explores her roots. The mesmerizing musical journey...

“Andrew’s Brain” (Random House), by E.L. Doctorow The narrator of E.L. Doctorow’s latest novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” is a cognitive scientist with a guilty soul. He blames himself for every bad thing...

As a presenter, Emma Thompson personifies the ethos of the Golden Globes. She arrived barefoot on stage to announce the screenplay winner holding her Christian Louboutin high heels in one hand, her martini glass in the other. She sipped...

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than...

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TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in...

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than...

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally...

Arnie McClellan Shares Insight On Government Finance Services

Investors like California-based Arnie McClellan often keep their eyes pretty well-focused to the financial services industry. And lately, that focus has been on the United States government and the programs...

Ryan Litfin Compares and Contrasts IRAs and 401ks

Ryan Litfin of Vincent Asset Management points out that it is never too early to start planning for retirement, especially in this day and age when it is the rare job that provides a pension. Jobs typically...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy hasn’t caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce. Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus...