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Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

April 16, 2014 - 4:12am
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Ukraine Uses Military Force for First Time

April 16, 2014 - 1:45am
Ukraine's military fired its first shots in the fight to regain control of the restive east from pro-Russian separatists, as soldiers repelled an armed mob from an air base. The U.S. praised the government's "measured response."

Slackening Growth Pressures Beijing

April 15, 2014 - 9:38pm
China's economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in 18 months, putting pressure on China's leaders to allow the yuan to fall as a way to help troubled exporters and boost growth, and setting up a potential fight with the U.S. on trade and currency policy.

Crosses Spur Constitutional Confrontation

April 15, 2014 - 8:19pm
The 29-foot cross overlooking San Diego and the Pacific was built 60 years ago, but people still can't agree on what it is supposed to mean. This spring, sorting it out may fall to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Boston Pauses to Remember, Mourn

April 15, 2014 - 7:43pm
Survivors, first responders and political leaders paid tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260 one year ago.

Iran Fights U.S. on U.N. Envoy

April 15, 2014 - 6:59pm
Iran is fighting back against Washington's denial of a visa to its new United Nations ambassador, demanding that the U.N. reverse the U.S. decision.

Suspect Charged in Kansas Shootings

April 15, 2014 - 4:26pm
Murder charges were filed Tuesday against Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist who allegedly gunned down three people at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City.

EPA Power-Plant Emissions Rule Upheld

April 15, 2014 - 3:33pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld EPA regulations requiring power plants to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants.

Obama Administration Won't Extend Insurance Enrollment

April 15, 2014 - 3:07pm
The Obama administration said that a midnight deadline for most people to finish health-insurance applications for private coverage this year wouldn't be extended amid signs that enrollment waits had dissipated.

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise Slightly

April 15, 2014 - 2:46pm
Higher housing and food costs helped lift overall consumer prices last month, a development that could reassure some Fed officials as they roll back their easy-money policies.

Yellen Says More Capital Would Help Big Banks

April 15, 2014 - 1:42pm
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen says the largest and most complex financial institutions may be able to strengthen their balance sheets further by raising more capital than regulators have required to date.

Marathon Bombing Victims' Uncertain Route to Recovery

April 15, 2014 - 12:40pm
People hurt in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack struggle to decide whether attending this year would bring more healing or more pain.

U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1%

April 15, 2014 - 12:17pm
Strong sales at U.S. retailers in March offered fresh evidence of the economy thawing out after a winter freeze.

Why We Keep Losing Our Keys

April 15, 2014 - 12:14pm
The average person misplaces up to nine items a day, and one-third of respondents in a poll said they spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for items. However, you can train your brain to find things faster.

Detroit Reaches Deal With Police, Firefighter Retirees

April 15, 2014 - 10:52am
A group of retired police and firefighters has reached an agreement with the bankrupt city of Detroit calling for few cuts to their benefits.

Prosecutors Probe Kansas Shootings

April 15, 2014 - 6:59am
The man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree at two Jewish centers in the Kansas City area was long known to law enforcement as a white supremacist and former Klansman, authorities said. Federal and state authorities said they would prosecute the shootings as hate crimes.

Nonprofits Caught in Pension Crossfire

April 15, 2014 - 6:40am
Several well-known nonprofits are caught in a tussle between billionaire donor John Arnold, who advocates overhauling public pensions, and multimillion-member unions.

Obama, Putin Talk as Unrest Roils Ukraine

April 15, 2014 - 12:08am
The U.S. stepped up efforts to dissuade Russia from intervening in Ukraine's increasingly unstable east.

CBO Projects Lower Premiums in Health-Insurance Exchanges

April 14, 2014 - 6:53pm
Health-insurance premiums for plans sold in the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will be lower than previously expected for the next few years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.

CBO Sees U.S. Deficit Shrinking More Than Expected in 2014

April 14, 2014 - 6:21pm
Congressional Budget Office predicts gap between U.S. government spending and revenue will fall to $492 billion, or 2.8% of gross domestic product.