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The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

By BERNARD CONDON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it...full story
updated 2016-08-24 11:22 PM
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Michael McGill, 19, wears a sweatshirt declaring "Long Live Freddie" in memory of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, near the intersection where Gray was arrested in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Street signs on a light post mark the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Police stand in a line near protestors after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Liberty University students work in the atrium of the Jerry Falwell library at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Amid a $500 million construction boom, Liberty University is more construction zone than campus. Located in the foothills of Virginia A t-shirt made in memory of Freddie Gray is draped over former pay phone post near the intersection where Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Sumiteru Taniguchi, a survivor of the nuclear bombing at Nagasaki, Japan, participates in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A protestor, right, pulls a bag away from a group of women after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Protestors gather outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets
By BERNARD CONDON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it....Fullstory

2016-08-24 11:22 PM

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, gunshots to quell protests

Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the....Fullstory

2016-08-24 11:22 PM

Summit focuses on coordinating efforts to fight drug abuse
By DAN SEWELL
Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) -- State Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking officials huddled Wednesday to discuss ways to coordinate efforts to battle the drug abuse epidemic....Fullstory

2016-08-24 11:22 PM

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Negotiators for Colombia's government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to....Fullstory

2016-08-24 10:22 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: KOREAS-TENSIONS -- A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for....Fullstory

2016-08-24 09:22 PM

Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America -- a stake in the company owning New....Fullstory

2016-08-24 05:22 PM

Commodities group Glencore trims loss in first half of 2016

Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after paring down billions of dollars'....Fullstory

2016-08-24 04:42 PM

Foundation donors who met, talked with Clinton

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton met or talked by phone with at least 154 people from private interests, such as corporations, during her time as....Fullstory

2016-08-24 04:42 PM

Forced relocations raise doubts over Jordan's tribal customs
By LAYLA K. QURAN
Associated Press

IRBID, Jordan (AP) -- It was four in the morning when Asma Dawaghreh fled her home with her sick husband and six children. With nothing....Fullstory

2016-08-24 03:01 PM

OAS rights' commission asks protection for Guatemala judge

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The Inter-American Human Rights Commission is calling on Guatemala's government to provide protection for a judge involved in high-profile anti-corruption cases. The....Fullstory

2016-08-24 10:22 AM

Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
By KEN SWEET
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, led by declines in mining and materials companies, giving back....Fullstory

2016-08-24 11:22 PM

Advocacy groups write Oman's sultan over journalists' trial

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Two journalism advocacy groups have jointly written to Oman's sultan over the trial of three reporters and the shuttering....Fullstory

2016-08-24 11:22 PM

Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a....Fullstory

2016-08-24 10:22 PM

World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship "sustained damage" after it made a bumpy landing on its second....Fullstory

2016-08-24 09:22 PM

Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher's murder

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Bangladesh police say they have arrested a leading suspect behind last year's killing of an American-Bangladeshi writer and blogger amid an....Fullstory

2016-08-24 06:22 PM

Afghan migrant shot dead in Serbia

Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's defense ministry says a 20-year old Afghan migrant crossing illegally from Bulgaria has been shot dead, apparently by hunters. The ministry....Fullstory

2016-08-24 04:42 PM

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival....Fullstory

2016-08-24 04:42 PM

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
By STEPHEN BRAUN and EILEEN SULLIVAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money --....Fullstory

2016-08-24 04:42 PM

China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy
By JOE McDONALD
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete....Fullstory

2016-08-24 03:01 PM

The Latest: Monitor says NYPD skirted surveillance rules

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a report by an independent police monitor on the NYPD surveillance practices (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An independent police....Fullstory

2016-08-24 10:22 AM

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