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  • India's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure

    India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the...
  • Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

    The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Mohammad Aslam Syas, deputy chief of the Afghanistan National...
  • District U46 may add fourth year of Chinese study

    High-school seniors in Elgin School District U46 may get a chance next year to study "Chinese Language and Culture" — but only if they attend the District U46 Word Languages and International Studies magnet academy based at Streamwood High School...
  • Unlike O'Hare, Singapore airport a destination all its own

    Unlike O'Hare, Singapore airport a destination all its own
    Chicago and this tiny but financially powerful city-state in Southeast Asia both showcase themselves as "a city in a garden'' draped by a dazzling skyline. Both are home to airport expansion projects aimed at revving up their global profiles. But the...
  • Afghan troops push Taliban from key southern district

    Afghan forces on Friday routed the Taliban from a large swath of a key southern province that has long been an important insurgent stronghold, in their first major solo operation since international combat forces pulled out of the country, an American...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

    Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday. The four released on Wednesday were sailors of the MV Prantalay...
  • GM shrinks in Indonesia, Thailand in new Southeast Asia overhaul

    DETROIT General Motors will stop making cars in Indonesia on its own, ending production of the Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand, and is withdrawing from a low-emission vehicle program launched by the Thai government. But GM and two of its Chinese partners,...
  • Afghan President Ghani to speak to joint meeting of Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to address a joint meeting of Congress when he visits Washington next month. Boehner says the speech would give the newly elected Afghan leader a change to talk about the U.S.-Afghan...
  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011
    The stock market is closing lower following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 82 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,132 Friday. The...
  • US sanctions bill on NKorea passes legislative hurdle

    A bill aimed at restricting North Korea's access to hard currency passed a legislative hurdle Friday as pressure grows in Congress for tougher action over Pyongyang's nuclear program and alleged involvement in a hacking attack on Sony Pictures. The House...