Japan central bank survey finds corporate outlook cautious, capital spending to fall
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment, according to a central bank survey released Wednesday....

Movado, CBRE Group, Teck Resources, Kraft and Charter Communications are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

Puerto Rico power company wins extension with creditors amid financial woes
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's financially struggling power company has obtained a two-week extension from creditors amid growing concerns it will go bankrupt....

Following signs that oil price falls have bottomed out, eurozone consumer price falls moderate
LONDON (AP) -- The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way....

UK economy grew by 2.8 percent last year _ more strongly than previously thought
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year....

Huawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percent, helped by strong smartphone sales
BEIJING (AP) -- Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the world's biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, said Tuesday its 2014 profit rose 33 percent, helped by strong sales of smartphones....

US Treasury Secretary Lew presses Beijing on technology controls, regional bank
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions....

Brazil's economy barely avoided recession last year, rising 0.1 percent
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's economy grew just 0.1 percent last year, barely keeping the country out of a recession, the government's statistics bureau said Friday....

US economy lost pace in fourth quarter but approaching almost 6 years of steady expansion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter - a 2.2 percent annual growth rate - was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II....

Duration of US economic recoveries since World War II, at a glance
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