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  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

    Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

    Global stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits.>>
    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.>>
  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.>>
    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a...>>
  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganizing its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business.>>
    IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.>>
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