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Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

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The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. More>>

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works - just too slowly

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Facebook's efforts to reduce the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect _ though that finding comes with a major caveat. More>>

Lufthansa, 6 others bidding to take over bankrupt Alitalia

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The Italian daily Corriere della Sera says Lufthansa is preparing a 500-million-euro-bid to buy large parts of bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots. More>>

Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor's software

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Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports of hackers hijacking another part of its website. More>>

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

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APNewsBreak: The US Border Patrol is considering a smaller version of tethered balloons loaded with cameras that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. More>>

Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

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Uber has appealed the decision of London transport authorities now to renew it license. More>>

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

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Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. More>>

Facebook's Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

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Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says the ads linked to Russia trying to influence the US election should 'absolutely' be released to the public. More>>

Facebook takes on food delivery, challenges Uber and others

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Facebook says ordering food for takeout or delivery is complicated, and it will help users save time by bringing a bunch of existing food-delivery services into its app and partnering with some restaurants directly. More>>

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

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Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. More>>

The Latest: Catalan leader calls jailing of 2 'bad news'

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Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. More>>

Source: Trump to meet with Yellen to discuss Fed job

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Trump to meet with Janet Yellen on Thursday to discuss top Fed job, source familiar with search says. More>>

Pence holds economic talks with Japan ahead of Trump visit

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Japan's deputy prime minister on economic issues ahead of President Donald Trump's trip to Asia next month. More>>

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

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The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. More>>

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

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Trump's chief economist says plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year. More>>

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

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The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. More>>

Clarification: Ford Explorer-Fumes story

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Ford is offering to inspect and repair about 1.3 million civilian versions of its Explorer SUV at no cost to owners in response to complaints of exhaust fumes leaking into passenger cabins. More>>

UK, EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels for a meeting with senior European Union officials in hopes to reviving stalled negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union. More>>

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

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President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. More>>

Puerto Rico hurricane may cause shortage of hospital IV bags

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Maker of hospital IV solution bags expects some shortages because Hurricane Maria shut down its factories in Puerto Rico. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

US stock indexes post slight gains, extending winning streak

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading, extending gains for the market, which is on a five-week winning streak. More>>

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

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Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. More>>

Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

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The euro is under pressure after months of being in the ascendant as fears renew over the rise of populist politics in Europe. More>>

The Latest: Democrats to dine with Ivanka Trump, Kushner

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan. More>>

Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute

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The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. More>>

Business owner faces backlash for attending Trump signing

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A Massachusetts businessman photographed with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism. More>>

Nordstrom puts the hunt for a buyer on hold.

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Nordstrom puts sale on the back burner. More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. More>>

'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

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The horror pic "Happy Death Day" is celebrating a first place spot at the box office this weekend while the "Blade Runner" sequel spirals downward. More>>

More Israeli settlements OK'd in Hebron, says watchdog

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An Israeli anti-settlement group says dozens of new housing units have been approved in the West Bank city of Hebron for the first time in over a decade. More>>

Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

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Google says it will spend $1 billion on nonprofit organizations to help raise education levels around the world and committed its employees to spend a million hours of volunteer time doing the same. More>>

Did he or didn't he? No clarity on Catalan independence bid

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Catalonia's leader hasn't clarified whether he declared independence from Spain in a letter to the central government and has renewed a call for dialogue. More>>

Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start 2018

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An official says work on an electricity cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project. More>>

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

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Target is moving into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google. More>>

Daimler to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring

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German automaker Daimler is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag. More>>

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

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Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington. More>>

The Latest: Putin halts NKorea ties in line with UN demands

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The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. More>>

Czech Republic's hot property market is becoming a problem

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A 22 percent spike in the price of property in Prague over the past year is freezing out many locals and the risk of a boom and bust in the market has forced the Czech Central Bank to step in to try to cool off demand. More>>

Survey: Manufacturing in New York accelerated in October

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Survey: Manufacturing in New York state expanded at a rapid pace in October. More>>

Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike

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Yellen sounds upbeat note on economy and inflation, paving way for expected December rate hike. More>>

Liz Weston: How to buy the last house you'll ever buy

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The house that becomes your forever home has to accommodate your needs now - and decades from now, so here are some features to consider when buying or remodeling a residence. More>>

Shares of TV providers drop as AT&T warns of video losses

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Signs that more people are dropping their traditional TV subscriptions are weighing on shares of TV providers. More>>

Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

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The world economy is the healthiest it's been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it. That from the International Monetary Fund. More>>

Global stocks rise as finance leaders back easy money

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Asian shares rise after global finance leaders urge central bankers to stick to easy money policies. More>>

Daimler plans new structure for Mercedes, truck business

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Automaker Daimler AG says it is moving toward a restructuring that would see its Mercedes-Benz car division and its truck and bus business become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof. More>>

Toyota to highlight reading of driver emotions at Tokyo show

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Toyota to highlight technologies that analyze, anticipate drivers' habits and emotions at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. More>>

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its 54-member board. More>>

Tesla fires hundreds of workers as part of annual reviews

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Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model 3 sedan. More>>

Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. More>>

Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria

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Polling places are opening in Austria, where voters will decide whether the country moves right after decades of centrist policies and could pave the way for Europe's youngest government leader. More>>

Asian shares higher after finance leaders back easy money

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Asian shares rise after global finance leaders urge central bankers to stick to easy money policies. More>>

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

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President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most. More>>

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

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The women Harvey Weinstein allegedly preyed upon overwhelming constitute young actresses making their first steps into the movies: vulnerable Hollywood hopefuls looking for a break. More>>

Teacher who works at supermarket to vie for US bagging prize

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A New Hampshire teacher who pulls night and weekend shifts at a Hannaford Supermarket is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America's fastest grocery bagger. More>>

Twitter CEO vows to police sexual harassment, hate, violence

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is promising the company will do a better job weeding out sexual harassment, hateful symbols and violent groups from its short messaging service. More>>

Kitchen staff fall ill, evacuated from new EU building

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The European Union says staff working in kitchens of its new building in Brussels have fallen ill and been evacuated after a ventilator malfunction filled the air with fumes. More>>

Boeing and Airbus sales of planes to Iran safe for now

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Boeing and Airbus will benefit from Trump's decision not to re-impose sanctions against Iran, allowing them to continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are desperate for new planes. More>>

The Latest: UK treasury chief withdraws inflammatory comment

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Britain's Treasury chief Philip Hammond has described the European Union as the "enemy" in talks ahead of leaving the 28-nation trading bloc. More>>

Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

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With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump offers herself as business mentor

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The Trump administration says the International Monetary Fund needs to be a more "forceful advocate" and push countries to put in place economic policies that will promote better growth. More>>

Global finance leaders warn against complacency

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IMF, World Bank leaders urge fight against inequality, push back against globalization's detractors. More>>

The Latest: Trump cuts off insurers, rattling health market

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President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to "call me to fix" America's health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers. More>>

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

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Anomalies abound in Vatican trial over diverted donations to Vatican children's hospital that instead went to spruce up a cardinal's apartment. More>>

Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser

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President Donald Trump plans to nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as one of his top environmental advisers. More>>

Infighting threatens to derail Catalan separatists in Spain

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One of Catalonia's top separatist leaders pushing for a break from Spain has made a call for unity as disputes over strategy threaten to split the secessionist camp. More>>

Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

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A week after sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein arose, brother Bob Weinstein says it's "business as usual" at Weinstein Co. More>>

GM, union reach deal that may settle Canadian strike

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General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with Canada's autoworker union that could end a 26-day strike at an Ontario SUV factory. More>>

Cyprus president, 71, declares bid for second 5-year term

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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades has declared a bid for a second five-year term. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump offers questionable reading of Iran

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump offers questionable reading of Iran's past economic condition when blaming Obama administration for lifting sanctions. More>>

FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

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U.S. health advisers are deciding whether to recommend approval of an experimental treatment for improving vision in patients with a rare form of blindness. More>>

Twitter turns over 'handles' of 201 Russia-linked accounts

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Twitter turns over 'handles' of 201 Russia-linked accounts to Senate investigators. More>>

Facing populism, world finance chiefs defend globalization

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As world economy returns to health, IMF's Lagarde urges countries to find ways to spread prosperity. More>>

Utility shares tank after notice on wildfire evidence

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shares plummeted 10.5 percent, after regulators directed the company to preserve any evidence of failed poles or other equipment that might be connected to Northern California wildfires that killed 32 people. More>>

Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

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Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another modest increase in benefits next year. More>>

EPA, herbicide makers agree to new limits for use of dicamba

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The Trump administration has reached a deal with three major agribusiness companies for new voluntary labeling requirements for a controversial herbicide blamed for damaging crops. More>>

Wells Fargo 3Q delivers an unwelcome surprise for investors

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Wells Fargo is reporting an 18 percent decline in third-quarter profits, caused by a significant increase in the bank's legal expenses. More>>

Storms surge and US retail sales surge; most in 2 ½ years

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US retail sales jumped 1.6 pct. last month, most in 2 ½ years, as Americans replace hurricane-damaged property. More>>

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

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Technology and energy companies lead US stocks higher and retailers rise after the government says retail spending increased in September. More>>

Canada PM talks wages on Mexico visit, amid NAFTA talks

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has raised the issue of Mexico's persistently low wages as the two countries continue to negotiate with the United States over the North American Free Trade Agreement. More>>

Merck scraps disappointing experimental cholesterol drug

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After publishing mediocre test results for a new type of cholesterol medicine, drugmaker Merck won't seek regulators' approval. More>>

Catalan leader faces mounting pressure from all sides

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A key political ally of the ruling pro-independence coalition in Catalonia has urged regional president Carles Puigdemont to push ahead with a declaration of independence from Spain. More>>

Head of Samsung's booming semiconductor business to resign

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Samsung Electronics Co. said its third-quarter profit likely surged nearly three-fold over a year earlier to a new record, putting it on track to report its best annual results. More>>

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

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The IRS has suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax. More>>

Wisconsin board to discuss Foxconn contract in private

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency is set to meet behind closed doors next week to continue discussions on a contract with Foxconn Technology Group. More>>

UK finance chief walks back inflammatory Brexit comments

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EU leaders are set next week to launch preliminary talks without Britain on the outline of the future EU-UK relationship once Britain leaves the bloc in 2019. More>>

Kobe Steel announces more cases of faked inspections data

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Kobe Steel discloses more cases of faked quality data; more than 500 customers affected. More>>

The Latest: Trump says people using 'Merry Christmas' again

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Trump assures Christian conservatives his administration will defend religious organizations, return to traditional American values. More>>

Sears Canada granted OK to liquidate remaining stores

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Sears Canada has received court approval to proceed with a full liquidation of its remaining stores. More>>

Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

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The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might in the future become a memory for Paris pedestrians. More>>

South Korea, China extend currency deal despite missile row

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South Korea, China extend their currency swap despite tensions over U.S. missile defense system. More>>

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

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The House looks on track to give a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat. More>>

The Latest: Trump says people using 'Merry Christmas' again

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President Donald Trump reviewed his accomplishments this year in a speech to social conservatives. More>>

Trump to promote tax plan in address to conservatives

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President Donald Trump plans to promote his first-year accomplishments and argue for his tax plan to conservatives on Friday. More>>

Bank of America 3Q profits rise 13 percent, beat forecasts

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Bank of America says third-quarter profits jumped 13 percent, helped by higher interest rates and an increase in lending. More>>

US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.7 percent in August

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US businesses increased stockpiles 0.7 percent in August, biggest jump in 9 months. More>>

US inflation figures set to set market tone at week's end

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Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday following losses on Wall Street as investors waited for the corporate earnings report season to gauge the health of corporate Asia and elsewhere. More>>

Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

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Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. More>>

Energy surge sends US consumer prices up 0.5 pct.

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US consumer prices up 0.5 percent in September, biggest rise in 8 months, led by energy surge. More>>

The Latest: Spain: Catalan leader needs to say 'yes' or 'no'

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An influential grassroots separatist group has joined voices in Catalonia urging the regional president to ignore warnings from Spain's central government and definitively declare independence. More>>

Bayer sells units to be able to complete Monsanto takeover

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German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has reached a 5.9 billion euro ($7 billion) deal to sell businesses from its Crop Science unit to chemical company BASF to alleviate regulatory over its planned takeover of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto Co. More>>

Toshiba, Bain executives join in push for memory-chips sale

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Toshiba, Bain intending to close deal on sale of Toshiba memory chip unit by March. More>>

China auto sales weaken further in September

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China's auto sales growth weakened further in September as demand for SUVs weakened. More>>

Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

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President Donald Trump's tax overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes. More>>

Bank of America 3Q profits rise 13 percent, beat forecasts

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Bank of America is reporting a 13 percent jump in quarterly profits, helped by higher interest rates and an increase in lending. More>>

Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

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White House plan could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to some but may pose risk to the sick. More>>

The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans. More>>

China's trade growth accelerates in September

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China's trade growth accelerated in September in a sign of resilient global and domestic consumer demand. More>>

Estonian ex-PM steps down as Parliament deputy after scandal

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A former Estonia prime minister has said he will step down as deputy speaker of the Baltic country's parliament after a scandal involving sexual harassment incidents by members of an Estonian trade delegation during a visit to Malaysia last month. More>>

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

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Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order that aims to make lower-premium plans more available. More>>

NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims Video included

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New York City police detectives are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

After Twitter suspension, Rose McGowan says: 'HW raped me'

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The Twitter account has been suspended for Rose McGowan, a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Energy secretary, Dems clash over plan to help coal, nuclear

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An unusual coalition of business and environmental groups is fighting an Energy Department plan to bolster coal and nuclear at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar. More>>

The Latest: Trump pushes Sen. Rand Paul to support tax plan

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is lashing out at states like California, New York and New Jersey, saying the federal deduction for state and local taxes has forced the rest of the country to prop up their high taxes and reckless spending. More>>

Asian markets subdued as investors brace for earnings season

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US stocks are slightly lower as a poor forecast from J. Jill weighs on retailers and losses for AT&T, Charter Communications and Viacom hurt communications and media companies. More>>

The Latest: Head of Samsung semiconductor unit to resign

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Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung Electronics' board chairman and head of its booming semiconductor business, says he'll resign next year. More>>

US World Cup absence could have wide-ranging effects

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The U.S. team's failure to qualify for the World Cup could have a wide-ranging effect on broadcasters, sponsors and tournament organizers. More>>

Ethics report says NY lawmaker's actions warrant review

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The House Ethics Committee says it's extending its review of Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York. More>>

Russia-backed Facebook page colored with hot-button phrases

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What does Russia-sponsored political influence look like on Facebook? An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called 'Being Patriotic' shows it's colored with words like 'illegal,' 'country' and 'American'. More>>

EPA orders cleanup at Texas toxic site flooded by Harvey

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Trump administration orders two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses. More>>

Mnuchin: Trump hopes to announce Fed chair within a month

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Mnuchin says Trump hopes to announce Fed pick in next month but no deadline set. More>>

Massachusetts on its way to banning bump stock gun devices

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Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns. More>>

In JP Morgan's 3Q, consumer banking offsets drop in trading

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JPMorgan Chase beats 3Q profit expectations, helped by consumer banking division. More>>

Official: Irma was 'lethal' for Florida citrus, other crops

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Florida's famous oranges are still falling from trees after Hurricane Irma; fewer Florida vegetables expected in coming weeks due to storm devastation. More>>

The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

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U.S. health advisers are deciding whether to recommend approval of an experimental treatment for improving vision in patients with a rare form of blindness. More>>

Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit

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The European Union's Brexit negotiator says that the two sides have made little progress in a fifth round of talks on Britain's departure from the EU in March 2019. More>>

Fed: Chemours ex-worker tried to sell trade secrets to China

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Federal prosecutors say ex-worker at chemical company that spun off from DuPont Co. has been charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them to Chinese investors. More>>

Lawyers, prosecutors face off at Samsung heir's appeal case

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Prosecutors say a past ruling on a North Korean spy case is among the reasons that Samsung's billionaire heir deserves a longer prison term for his bribery conviction. More>>

IMF head Lagarde warns of rising risks to global economy

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IMF chief Lagarde urges finance officials to address rising threats to global economy. More>>

Canada union head: GM threatens to move production to Mexico

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The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to make more Chevrolet Equinox SUVs in Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same SUV. More>>

Get lost mom and dad! Amazon lets teens shop on their own

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Teens will soon be able to shop on Amazon.com on their own, without having to beg mom or dad each time. More>>

Zuckerberg sorry for virtual tour of devastated Puerto Rico

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Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for showcasing Facebook's virtual reality capability with a tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. More>>

Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

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The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are planning to meet with Facebook's chief operating officer amid the company's discovery of Russia-linked ads that ran before and after the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: Boris Johnson says EU should show Brexit urgency

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British Brexit negotiator David Davis is urging leaders of the European Union to "take a step forward" and move talks on to future relations between the U.K. and the bloc. More>>

French President Macron launches Step 2 of labor changes

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French President Emmanuel Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training. More>>

Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers

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Trump to pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. More>>

US long-term mortgage rates rise for 2nd week, to 3.91 pct.

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US long-term mortgage rates rise for 2nd week to highest since early August. More>>

Greenpeace activists light fireworks at French nuclear plant

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Eight environmental have broken into a French nuclear power station and set off fireworks to urge better protection for nuclear waste and protest France's dependence on atomic energy. More>>

US producer prices rose 0.4 percent in September

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Rising gasoline costs after Hurricane Harvey caused prices at the wholesale level to climb 0.4 percent in September. More>>

Should you add a loan to your shopping cart?

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The next time you shop online, you may see a new way to pay at checkout - a personal loan with fixed monthly payments. More>>

Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

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President Donald Trump threatened NBC Wednesday because he's not happy with how they have covered him. More>>

Stocks mixed amid earnings, Brexit talks deadlock

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Asian shares are mostly higher, taking their cue from new record highs on Wall Street. More>>

Fewer people seek jobless aid as hurricane impact fades

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall for 2nd week as hurricane impact fades. More>>

Lufthansa to buy large parts of bankrupt Air Berlin

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The German news agency dpa is reporting that Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says the airline will sign an agreement to buy large parts of the bankrupt carrier Air Berlin. More>>

Shell to buy electric vehicle charging providers

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Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to buy NewMotion, an electric vehicle charging firm. More>>

HSBC appoints new CEO to replace retiring Stuart Gulliver

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HSBC says John Flint will be its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Stuart Gulliver. More>>

Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path

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California regulators have taken an important step to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. More>>

US demands raise fears that leaving NAFTA could hurt economy

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US demands tough concessions from Canada, Mexico, putting future of NAFTA in doubt. More>>

Trump, Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks

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Trump, Canada's Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks. More>>

How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

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Each year the U.S. tax code transfers roughly $70 billion to homeowners, primarily on the East and West coasts. More>>

Property tycoon tops China's rich list, Wanda boss slides

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China's best known rich report says property tycoon Xu Jiayin has become the country's wealthiest person, knocking billionaire Wang Jianlin off the top spot. More>>

Democrats who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

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Ex-Obama officials to brief Democrats on Iran nuclear deal. More>>

Japan's Kobe Steel reports wider fudging of metals data

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The Japanese government is urging steelmaker Kobe Steel to clarify the extent of manipulation of data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products, including rockets, aircraft and cars. More>>

Asian shares mostly rise, taking cue from Wall Street gains

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US stocks are mixed as household goods and health care companies move higher and banks and energy companies decline. More>>

Lawyers, prosecutors face off at Samsung heir's appeal case

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Prosecutors say a past ruling on a North Korean spy case is among the reasons that Samsung's billionaire heir deserves a longer prison term. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Death toll rises as California wildfires flare up anew; What poll reveals about Trump's North Korea threats. More>>

Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

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Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming. More>>

Coach no more; New York company wants to be called Tapestry

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Luxury handbag and accessories maker Coach shakes it up, changes its name to Tapestry. More>>

Odd bedfellows fight Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear energy

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An unusual coalition of business and environmental groups is fighting an Energy Department plan to bolster coal and nuclear at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar. More>>

Enbridge Energy defends plan to replace Line 3 oil pipeline

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Enbridge Energy is disputing a state agency's recommendation against the company's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. More>>

Ocean meeting raises over $7 billion for marine protection

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Nations, industry and other organizations from around the globe have committed over $7 billion to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference that ended Friday. More>>

Delta sees 3Q profit slip, hints at higher average prices

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Delta Air Lines beats 3Q net income and revenue expectations. More>>

Assets of ex-Brazilian president frozen over refinery deal

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A Brazil court has ordered ex-President Dilma Rousseff's assets frozen over an estimated $580 million loss at state oil company Petrobras resulting from the purchase of a Texas refinery. More>>

The Latest: Trump hails truckers as 'heroes'

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President Donald Trump is charging that congressional Democrats "want MASSIVE tax increases & soft, crime producing borders.". More>>

Fed debated mystery of persistently low inflation

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Federal Reserve debates mystery of low inflation, with group divided over timing for hikes. More>>

Russia scores temporary win against US on cybercrime suspect

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Russia has won the latest bout in a judicial tug-of-war with the U.S. over who should try a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested during a summer holiday in Greece. More>>

Justices could rule out business liability under 1789 law

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The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks. More>>

State tries to dismiss lawsuit in ski resort visa fraud case

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Vermont officials say the state shouldn't be liable for losses in a fraud case that cost a ski resort's foreign investors millions of dollars and potentially the opportunity to live in the U.S. More>>

County officials vote to repeal Chicago-area soda tax

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The Chicago-area's controversial penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks has been repealed and won't be collected anymore starting Dec. 1. More>>

Fish magnate The Codfather must forfeit 4 boats, 34 permits

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A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as The Codfather who was convicted of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal must forfeit four boats and 34 fishing permits. More>>

Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashes

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New report says better inspections of freight railroad tracks and greater training for emergency workers is needed to address risk of fiery oil and ethanol train crashes. More>>

National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

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A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination. More>>

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

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Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation. More>>

The Latest: Trump says 'we'll see' on NAFTA talks

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Trump, Canada's Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks. More>>

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