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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war."...

The Latest: European banks take a hammering in markets
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):...

World stocks shudder as economy jitters take center stage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays. An escalation in tensions between North and South Korea added to a litany of woes for markets that were already flustered by signs of slowing global growth and the slide in oil prices....

Q&A: Assessing Yellen's concerns about economy and markets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- What's likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night?...

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes....

Societe Generale shares slump on profit warning
PARIS (AP) -- Shares in Societe Generale slumped Thursday after the French bank warned it would not achieve a targeted increase in profitability this year....

As industry shifts, Las Vegas cabs do some soul-searching
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The arrival of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall and a state audit accusing regulators of allowing cabs to charge $47 million in excessive fees each year have the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its overseers in the hot seat, facing down a recommendation that the agency be disbanded and its duties passed to another entity....

Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia saw fourth quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China....

Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent
PARIS (AP) -- Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant....

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley....

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