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AP Top Business News At 2:45 p.m. EDT

ABN Amro directors renounce pay increase amid public outrage
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- ABN Amro board members are giving up a 100,000-euro ($110,000) pay increase after the Dutch government delayed a decision on selling the nationalized bank amid public outrage at the raise....

Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
LONDON (AP) -- Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC....

Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties....

Albania gets 266-million-euro loan from World Bank
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance....

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?...

DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday....

Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
BOAO, China (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference....

Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter
BOSTON (AP) -- After the Big Dig-out, it's time for the Big Payout. Or will it be the Big Denial?...

In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals
NEW YORK (AP) -- From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms....

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France....

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