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AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates....

US services firms grow at faster pace in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers....

Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year....

McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST....

5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show
GENEVA (AP) -- Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars....

Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle....

How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises
NEW YORK (AP) -- Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company?...

US stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 lost ground....

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's health overhaul....

Toyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan....

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US services firms grow at faster pace in February

AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

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Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February

Toyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO

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