US unemployment claims slide by 14,000 to 246,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.

 

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

More than 120 injured in fire at Philippines factory complex

GENERAL TRIAS, Philippines (AP) — More than 120 workers, including two Japanese, were injured and at least one was missing in a fire at a huge factory south of the Philippine capital that sent thousands of employees running to safety, an official said Thursday.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Romania's leader aims to annul graft law as unconstitutional

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said Thursday he will ask judges to declare unconstitutional an emergency government decree that dilutes what qualifies as corruption, after hundreds of thousands of people protested the measure.

  • Written by ALISON MUTLER , Associated Press