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AP Top Business News At 2 a.m. EDT

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
HONG KONG (AP) -- As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
HONG KONG (AP) -- As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed....

Oil rises just above $102 a barrel
The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased....

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers....

Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky....

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week....

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage....

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners....

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years....

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