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Deal to boost global trade reached at WTO summit
(AP Photo - Achmad Ibrahim)
By DESSIANING ARIYANTI
From Associated Press
December 06, 2013 11:36 PM EST
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A deal to boost global trade has been approved by the World Trade Organization's 159 member economies for the first time in nearly two decades, keeping alive the possibility that a broader agreement to create a level playing field for rich and poor countries can be reached in the future.
NEW YORK (AP) — GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 200 points, or 1.3 percent, at 16,020 as of 1:50 p.m.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop providing access to health-related reports from its tests during a regulatory review.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — So, you've selected the gadgets to give your loved ones, and you're at the checkout line. Suddenly you're asked if you want an extended warranty or protection plan for a modest sum, and the line is piling up behind you.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is up sharply after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155 points, or 1 percent, to 15,978 as of noon Eastern time Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is up sharply after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 138 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,959 in the first few minutes of trading Friday.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — European Union antitrust regulators have raided the offices of several companies that make and sell consumer electronics and domestic appliances, in an investigation into whether they artificially boosted the prices of goods online.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.