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Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.2 percent to 22,721.21 while South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.8 percent to 2,500.12. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 28,258.05 but the...

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Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years

NEW YORK (AP) — They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money. Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled...  VIEW