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China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

HONG KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target.

China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

HONG KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target.

NYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital.

China lowers growth target, promises to open industries

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.

Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.

China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy.

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.

Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.

Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to $100M

NEW YORK (AP) — Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public.

Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday

The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England.

Proposed Christie-Exxon Mobil contamination deal criticized

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have assailed a proposed court settlement of about $250 million between Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil in an oil and chemical contamination case in which the state originally sought nearly $9 billion.

Mandarin Oriental investigating potential credit card breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale hotel chain Mandarin Oriental says it is investigating a potential credit card breach at its hotels.

Report: J&J close to deal to buy partner Pharmacyclics

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson reportedly is close to buying biopharmaceutical company Pharmacyclics, its longtime partner in developing blood cancer treatment Imbruvica.

Merkel dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.

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