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BERLIN | Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy

BERLIN— A closely watched survey shows increasing pessimism among German businesses. The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its business confidence index dropped to 101 points for December from 102 points in November as managers’ view of both their current circumstances and their prospects for the next six months fell. That’s the fourth drop in a row. … Continue reading BERLIN | Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy

NEW YORK | Apollo Theater plans to build new performance spaces

NEW YORK  — New York City’s Apollo Theater plans to build two new performance spaces to incubate works by up-and-coming artists. Executives at the Harlem institution say the new Apollo Performing Arts Center will feature one space with 99 seats and another with 199. The New York Times reports the work is part of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Apollo Theater plans to build new performance spaces

KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine: Russian jet, copter fired at our boats

KIEV, Ukraine — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Ukrainian border guards say all non-Ukrainians will be barred from crossing into the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula by land after martial law went into effect. Ukraine imposed martial law in the country for 30 days earlier this week after … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Ukraine: Russian jet, copter fired at our boats

RIO DE JANEIRO | Rio de Janeiro governor arrested, latest in ‘Car Wash’ probe

RIO DE JANEIRO— The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been arrested for allegedly receiving bribes. Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao was taken into custody by federal police at the governor’s palace early Thursday. A statement by police said operation “Wolf’s Mouth” was focused on alleged money laundering, organized crime and bribes in … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Rio de Janeiro governor arrested, latest in ‘Car Wash’ probe

WASHINGTON | US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON  — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 million in September. The gains came entirely from apartments. Starts for single-family … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

NEW YORK | Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

NEW YORK— U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a corrected study Thursday. CDC officials … Continue reading NEW YORK | Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

WASHINGTON | US construction spending flat in September

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government projects. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the flat reading for September followed a 0.8 percent rise in August. The strength last month … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US construction spending flat in September

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. | Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that’s being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. The Tribune-Star reports Bird plans to donate personal items … Continue reading TERRE HAUTE, Ind. | Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird