• In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, a lawyer waves his tie as others shout shout slogans during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens. Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asian stocks directionless ahead of US jobless report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month.

  • In this This Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez appears at the Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Sanchez says he has been receiving racist calls and letters over the REAL ID debate. He's disappointed that some of the "hate" is coming from Hispanics against immigrants living in the country illegally.(AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

    Advocates backing revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Following an emotional meeting where senators revealed they were getting racist emails, a second Senate committee passed Friday a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

  • A North Korean flag flies in the propaganda village of Gijungdong as a U.S. Army soldier stands guard at Taesungdong freedom village near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

  • North Korea’s rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China

    BEIJING (AP) — North Korea’s announcement of plans to launch a long-range rocket made during a visit to Pyongyang by a top Chinese envoy will likely be seen as yet another sign of gross disrespect toward its chief ally.

  • South Koreans watch a TV news program with a file footage about North Korea's rocket launch plans, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. South Korea warned on Wednesday of "searing" consequences if North Korea doesn't abandon plans to launch a long-range rocket that critics call a banned test of ballistic missile technology.  The headline on the screen reads "North Korea plans to launch a missile." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    South Korea warns North Korea not to launch satellite

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it has detected preparations by rival North Korea to fire a long-range rocket and warned that Seoul will shoot down any rocket parts flying over South Korean territory.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks fell Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, amid ongoing jitters over the Chinese economy following weak manufacturing data. Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision a week earlier to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Asian stocks uneven as China data, Japan policy weighed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices is pulling the stock market lower in early trading.

  • This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. Japan led global stock markets higher Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, after its central bank introduced a negative interest rate policy in the latest move to overcome malaise in the world's third-biggest economy. The yen dived against the dollar and the euro. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Asia stocks uneven as China data, Japan policy weighed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Monday after a weak manufacturing report while Japan extended gains following its central bank’s introduction of a negative interest rate policy to boost lending by banks. Other markets were mixed.