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Wall Street holds near record highs in light volume

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, holding near record highs on a day of light volume, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

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Suzuki recalls sedans in U.S. as spider webs block gas vents

DETROIT - Spiders drawn to gasoline vapors and weaving webs that block a hose to vent those vapors have caused Suzuki Motor of America to recall about 19,000 Kizashi mid-size sedans from model years 2010 to 2013, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.

9:37am EDT

Moscow courts back closure of three McDonald's branches

MOSCOW - Russian courts on Wednesday backed the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for breaches of sanitary rules, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine, while the state food safety watchdog suspended work at a fourth.

1:26pm EDT

Uber eyes aggressive expansion in Germany despite bans

FRANKFURT - U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

11:39am EDT

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

KUALA LUMPUR - As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief.

12:49am EDT

Japan Abe aide Hamada: Could do next sales tax hike in stages

TOKYO - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather than IN a single hike, an outside adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

4:58am EDT

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