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Stocks drop on Wal-Mart earnings, mixed econ news

FILE – In this May 11, 2007 file photo, a Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were mostly lower Thursday May 15, 2014 ahead of quarterly European growth figures that investors hope will show a strengthening economic...

JC Penney beats expectations as sales improve

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney said a key sales figure rose in its first quarter, offering an encouraging sign for the beleaguered department store operator. The company, which is based in Plano, Texas, said sales at stores open at least a year rose 6.2 percent in the...
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Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video

FILE – This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Jay Z, left, and Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in New York. Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they have worked through and are...
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Largest economies are operating at varying speeds

A man looks at the advertisement of a boutique in Tokyo Thursday, May 15, 2014. Japan’s economy grew at a 5.9 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the fastest in nearly three years, as companies and consumers brought forward spending to beat a sales tax increase...
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Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic

Paleontologist Pablo Gallina speaks to the press about a newly discovered dinosaur discovered in Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Gallina and his team of Argentine paleontologists say the 19 vertebrae they recovered in Argentina’s Patagonia...
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Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic

Paleontologist Pablo Gallina speaks to the press about a newly discovered dinosaur discovered in Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Gallina and his team of Argentine paleontologists say the 19 vertebrae they recovered in Argentina’s Patagonia...
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Largest economies are operating at varying speeds

A man looks at the advertisement of a boutique in Tokyo Thursday, May 15, 2014. Japan’s economy grew at a 5.9 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the fastest in nearly three years, as companies and consumers brought forward spending to beat a sales tax increase...
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Stocks drop on Wal-Mart earnings, mixed econ news

FILE – In this May 11, 2007 file photo, a Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were mostly lower Thursday May 15, 2014 ahead of quarterly European growth figures that investors hope will show a strengthening economic...
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Appeals court puts Idaho gay marriages on hold

FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, Amber Beierle, left, and Rachael Robertson pose for a photograph at their home in Boise, Idaho. They are one of four same-sex couples who are suing the state in federal court to challenge laws banning same-sex marriage and denying...
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Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/John Angelillo,Pool) President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on...