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NEW YORK (AP) — As a new week of trading starts, investors will be closely watching the latest developments in Ukraine. The stock market ended mixed on Friday, despite a positive February jobs report. The S&P 500 index closed up a point to 1,878. The Dow rose 31 points to 16,452 and the Nasdaq lost 16 points to 4,336. On the whole, the overall tone of the market was slightly negative. Futures point to subdued trading as the week begins.
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister has sounded a note of defiance to the country's neighbors over rival territorial claims and says good relations with Washington depend on mutual respect.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a southern town vice mayor who was reportedly abducted outside a shopping mall earlier this week has been released.
On the surface, this is the story of a man who was killed in World War II — a man who so endeared himself to others in his brief life that three children would be named after him. But it is more than that. It is equally the story of one relative’s intense need to know him 70 years later.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says gunmen have abducted two children, their nanny and a driver while on the way to school in the restive southern region notorious for ransom kidnappings by Islamic militants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Philippine nationals caught in a sting operation in their native country have been sentenced in Los Angeles for importing military-grade weapons to the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins President David Samson was voted off CBS's "Survivor: Cagayan" on the first night.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2014--Fans of THE AMAZING RACE and SURVIVOR will have an exclusive opportunity to catch-up on their favorite reality competition series every Saturday night on TVGN (TV Guide Network) starting March 1.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence in the country.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has called in a Chinese envoy to protest what it says was the firing of a water cannon by a Chinese government vessel on Filipino fishermen in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries for the youth of Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly punched a flight attendant on a Los Angeles-bound jetliner has been charged with interfering with a flight crew.
NEW YORK (AP) — As a trading resumes, last week's poor stock market performance is hanging over Wall Street. Stocks slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss. The Dow slipped 30 points, the S&P 500 lost 3 ½ and the Nasdaq fell four points. Investors seem to want firmer evidence the economy is sustaining its recovery before pushing the market back above its recent highs. Futures point to moderate gains this morning.
QUITO, Ecuador--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 23, 2014--For the first time in the democratic history of Ecuador, official results were announced in one hour after polls closed. This was only possible in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, the province in which electronic voting solution was implemented using Smartmatic technology.
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Army chief is meeting with top Chinese generals in Beijing amid regional tensions and efforts to build trust between the two nation's militaries.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say two Lebanese-born Filipino sisters have either escaped or were freed by Abu Sayyaf extremists after eight months of jungle captivity.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Australia's foreign minister says her government is trying to find out where an Australian missionary is being held and what his condition is in North Korea.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2014--Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator has been selected by Smart Communications to provide mobile satellite handsets and airtime services to its subscribers in the Philippines. The multi-year deal will see Smart partner with Thuraya on a combined voice services and handset offer branded as SmartSAT. This new agreement is an expansion of Smart’s highly successful crew calling service, Phone Pal which was launched in September 2013.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has started a shortened week in mostly higher territory. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 24 points to 16,130.40. But the S&P 500 rose 2.13 points to 1,840.76 and the Nasdaq also rose 28.76 points to 2,272.78. Futures point to a slow start at this morning's opening.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nasdaq has opened a customer service center in the Philippines in a coup for the country's rapidly growing outsourcing industry.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines Supreme Court has ruled that online surveillance by authorities is illegal without a court order, but it upheld libel as criminal offense in a cybercrime law that will now be enforced.