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UK govt slammed over pricey renovations for media briefings

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is facing criticism for spending 2.6 million pounds ($3.6 million) to renovate part of a government building for televised media briefin...

Shares slip in Asia after bond yield spike hits Wall St

Asian shares slipped Friday (March 5) after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 2% and shares fell in mo...

Blackhawks' Seabrook calls it a career because of injury

Longtime Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup winner Brent Seabrook announced Friday he is unable to continue playing hockey because of injury. After surgeries on...

Agreement could free Robert Indiana's estate from lawsuit

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform...

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% in slight uptick

China is increasing its defense spending by 6.8%, a slight uptick from last year, amid high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic impact. A national budget report issued Friday...

US job growth likely rose in February in rebound from slump

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's employers likely stepped up their hiring in February as confirmed viral cases declined, consumers spent big chunks of their government aid checks and the economy appeared t...

Wife of Taiwanese table tennis star admits to staying in hotel with another man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports surfaced Wednesday (March 3) alleging that Japanese table tennis star Fukuhara Ai (福原愛) had stayed overnight with a man who was not her Taiwanese husband, elite pi...

China announces slight uptick in defense spending by 6.8% amid high government debt, coronavirus pandemic impact

BEIJING (AP) — China announces slight uptick in defense spending by 6.8% amid high government debt, coronavirus pandemic impact.

Reds OF Akiyama returns to camp after wife seriously injured

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama returned to spring training after a week away to be with his wife, who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in a park in Ohio. ...

MATCHDAY: Valencia hosts Villarreal, Schalke has 5th coach

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday: SPAIN Valencia hosts Villarreal in a regional derby amid speculation about the possible sale of the struggl...

Business Highlights

___ Powell: Higher inflation temporary, no rate hikes in sight WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says inflation will likely pick up in the comin...

EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates keep marching higher, and Wall Street keeps shaking because of it. The yield on the 10-year Treasury climbed back above 1.50% Thursday, prodded higher ...

Biden attempts bipartisan push for infrastructure package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to maintain bipartisan momentum for a new infrastructure program by meeting Thursday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House. ...

CBO expects federal debt to double over next 30 years

The Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday that persistent budget deficits will cause the federal debt to double in size over the next 30 years. Following the 2008 financial ...

Powell: Higher inflation temporary, Fed will be 'patient'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Thursday that inflation will pick up in the coming months but that it would likely prove temporary and not enough for the Fed to alter i...