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Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

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A Moscow court is due to rule on Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot for taking her off the sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks. More>>

France's Total buying Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

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French oil company Total is strengthening its position in the North Sea with the acquisition of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk's oil business for $7.45 billion. More>>

Reports: China accuses luxury e-retailer of smuggling

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Chinese news reports say the founder of an online luxury retailer has been charged with smuggling luxury goods into China by having travelers pretend they were personal belongings. More>>

Herbalife held unsuccessful sale talks

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Herbalife says it was recently in talks with a financial institution to become a private company, but those discussions ended last week. More>>

US stock indexes dip, following back-to-back down weeks

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U.S. stock indexes edge lower in early trading Monday, holding steady after a back-to-back loss for the Standard & Poor's 500 index over the last two weeks. More>>

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

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In a pro-Trump county gripped by addiction and despair, the president's supporters now have differing degrees of faith that he can help turn things around as promised. More>>

China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

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Two employees of Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors say the company is considering making a bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit. More>>

Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

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Sempra Energy says it's buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45B in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. More>>

UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously

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British prosecutors are promising to prosecute hate crimes as vigorously online as in person. More>>

Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door

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Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth had to race each other hard at Bristol in a battle that had awkward undertones. More>>

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

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The Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds action comedy "The Hitman's Bodyguard" has taken the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $21.6 million in grosses from 3,337 theaters according to studio estimates Sunday. More>>

Liz Weston: The 3 biggest money decisions you'll ever make

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The choices you make about education, marriage and homeownership can greatly improve your odds of building financial stability. More>>

Korea tensions keep a lid on global markets

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Asian stocks are mixed as investors keep wary eye on joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and await key meeting of central bankers later this week. More>>

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

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U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. More>>

Romanian PM sends auditors to beleaguered national airline

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Romania's premier sends auditors to Romania's national airline Tarom after it reported significant losses for the first half of the year. More>>

Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

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Sempra Energy says it's buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45B in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. More>>

Emirates approves new 'sin tax' to boost government revenue

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The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law that imposes taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks to boost revenue and help offset the impact of lower oil prices. More>>

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

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Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

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The Wisconsin Assembly is preparing to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. More>>

Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded. More>>

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

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Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts. More>>

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

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Major tech companies are taking a firmer stand against white supremacists in the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine story

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped down from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts just days before The New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts. More>>

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

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Report of Ukraine 'witness' to Democratic National Committee hack stirs confusion. More>>

Asian shares mixed ahead of Korean drills, banker meeting

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Asian stocks are mixed as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week. More>>

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

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Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest. More>>

The Latest: Reports say shell hits Syrian fair

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Sources say a shell has hit Syria's first international trade fair since the war broke out six years ago, killing and wounding several. More>>

American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

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American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll. More>>

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

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A leading U.S. hospital says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after all. More>>

Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

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The CEO of 21st Century Fox has denounced racism and terrorists and expressed concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia

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FDA approves new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. More>>

11 US states added jobs in July

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11 US states added jobs in July, unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in 2 states. More>>

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. More>>

Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tap

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Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. More>>

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

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China is moving to curb domestic companies' investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, after a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions. More>>

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

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Responding to Trump's remarks about white supremacist violence could sidetrack Democrats from issues important to a wider range of voters in 2018 midterm elections. More>>

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

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California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. More>>

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

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US stocks fall further as weak results from Deere hurt industrial companies while sporting goods companies sink again after disappointing results from Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports. More>>

MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups

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One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville protests. More>>

Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Chicken Soup for the Soul, the provider of positive vibes, is becoming a publicly traded company. More>>

Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

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President Donald Trump is losing another informal adviser: billionaire investor Carl Icahn. More>>

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

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Under fire over competence and moral leadership, Trump defends Confederate statues and attacks his critics. More>>

Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

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President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture-war debate. More>>

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

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California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. More>>

Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay

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The sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. More>>

A sports rout on Wall Street

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Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak. More>>

Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China Video included

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Advocates of a measured approach by the U.S. in dealing with China as an economic rival are dismissing White House adviser Steve Bannon's call for economic war. More>>

Fitch upgrades Greece's credit rating by 1 notch to B-

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Fitch Ratings has upgraded Greece's credit rating from CCC to B-, a one-notch improvement that still leaves the bonds issued by the crisis-battered country well below investment grade. More>>

New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

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The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. More>>

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

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Furious Chinese businesspeople say Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest after the surprise move choked off the trade. More>>

The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly passes $3B Foxconn bill

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A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote. More>>

Geopolitical uncertainty stalks markets after Spain attacks

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Asian shares slide, tracking big losses on Wall Street amid U.S. political turmoil, deadly Spain attack. More>>

Starbucks chairman questions country's 'moral fiber'

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Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz has told employees that bigotry, hatred and senseless acts of violence against "people who are not white" cannot stand. More>>

The Latest: Trump won't back down on Confederate monuments

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major U.S. military services, who spoke out against racism and extremism. More>>

Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns following differences with company's founders. More>>

Lithuanian man brought to US to face $100 million fraud case

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A Lithuanian man has been extradited to the United States to face charges that he duped U.S.-based Google and Facebook into sending him over $100 million. More>>

Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons Video included

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President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

'Maniacal' focus on China puts Trump aide out of mainstream

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Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering China's emerging superpower status, but his call for an "economic war" on the Asian nation puts him far outside the mainstream. More>>

Asian shares slide as Wall Street fall, Spain attack weigh

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US stocks start lower as Wal-Mart's results weigh on retailers and a disappointing sales forecast from Cisco Systems puts pressure on technology companies. More>>

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud'

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A lawsuit claims that bottled water brand Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say the water contains "100 percent natural spring water" that is "proudly from Maine.". More>>

LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

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L.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot. More>>

FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

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Federal officials are imposing new rules on nighttime landings at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. More>>

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled Video included

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President Donald Trump is defiantly blaming "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia and rebuffing the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests. More>>

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

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President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. More>>

Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial health

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Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. More>>

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

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Wal-Mart Stores posts 2Q profit, results top Wall Street estimates. More>>

White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

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The White House says President Donald Trump will make August payments to insurers under the health-care law he wants to repeal and replace. More>>

Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.89 percent from 3.90 percent last week. More>>

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

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Missouri utility regulators reject proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest. More>>

Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them Video included

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The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: White House reacts to Steve Bannon comments Video included

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China has warned "there is no winner in a trade war" after an aide to President Donald Trump advocated a tougher stance toward Beijing in published comments. More>>

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

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Congressional Budget Office: Higher premiums, fewer insurance options if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies. More>>

China warns Washington against 'trade war'

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China's government has warned Washington 'there is no winner in a trade war' after an aide to President Donald Trump called in published comments for a tougher stance toward Beijing. More>>

New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal

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New Zealand's trade minister says he believes there's an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free trade deal, despite the U.S. pulling out. More>>

US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000

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Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 244,000. More>>

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

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Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. More>>

US factory output down in July on tumbling auto production

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US factory production slipped 0.1 percent in July; overall industrial production rose 0.2 percent. More>>

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

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An account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low. More>>

UK retail sales grow modestly as consumers remain cautious

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Official figures are showing that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before. More>>

Global stocks slip as investors digest central bank reports

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Asian share benchmarks meander after Wall St. gains, upbeat Japan trade data. More>>

New UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives at port

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Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at its home port in southern England to great fanfare. More>>

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC Video included

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The company behind Fritos and Tostitos is celebrating its Cheetos brand with a three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to the cheesy puffed cornmeal snack that coats your hands with orange dust. More>>

The Latest: Trump disbands business panel as fallout spreads Video included

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A White House official says Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's longtime aide, will serve temporarily as White House communications director. More>>

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

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President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. More>>

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

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President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. More>>

On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

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President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers.". More>>

The Latest: Guam starts new school year despite NK threat

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Russia says it's against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its limit. More>>

New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle

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A 1960s Great Society program, Medicaid gets new life after Republican health care bill collapses. More>>

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

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South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing. More>>

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

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A Russian ex-economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million cash bribe has accused the head of Russia's largest oil company of setting him up. More>>

Asian shares mostly higher following gains on Wall Street

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US stocks are rising as retailers including Urban Outfitters recover from their stumble a day ago. More>>

Japan trade surges in July on strong demand in China, US

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Japan trade surges on strong demand from U.S., China, Southeast Asia, surplus down 17 percent from year earlier. More>>

Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags

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A Delaware bankruptcy judge is temporarily halting the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. More>>

US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

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US demands big changes to NAFTA, setting stage for tough talks with Canada, Mexico. More>>

The Latest: Pence promotes US trade with Latin America Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet after arriving in the country. More>>

Florida bans future investments in Maduro's Venezuela

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Florida is taking official steps to protest the current government of Venezuela, although the proposal under consideration could be considered more symbolic than substantive. More>>

NY Times' editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin

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An editor at The New York Times was grilled in court Wednesday by a lawyer for Sarah Palin. More>>

Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

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Fed split at July meeting over inflation worries, pace of future rate hikes. More>>

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

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Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. More>>

Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 percent in January

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International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, government data says. More>>

Protests at Google offices over worker's firing are canceled

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Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed. More>>

UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade

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UnitedHealth Group will change leaders next month by promoting long-time executive David Wichmann to CEO to replace Stephen Hemsley, who has led the nation's largest health insurer since 2006. More>>

World's biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million

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Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says the June cyberattack that chiefly paralyzed its core shipping business is estimated to have cost $200 million-$300 million. More>>

US home construction slumped in July

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US housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July as apartment construction plunged. More>>

Target tops Street 2Q forecasts

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Target beats 2Q net income and revenue expectations. More>>

Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana

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A judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of an underground coal mine in central Montana because federal officials did not consider the climate change impacts of burning the fuel. More>>

US adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

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The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists, blocking any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions. More>>

Ryanair files complaint with EU after Air Berlin bankruptcy

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Irish budget airline Ryanair has filed a complaint with European Union competition authorities after Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection and then got a 150 million euro ($177 million) government loan. More>>

UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts

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Britain says there must be no border posts between Northern Ireland and the Irish republic after Brexit. More>>

DHL, Ford unveil jointly made electric delivery van

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and U.S. automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles. More>>

Netflix wins 'Scandal' creator Rhimes in blow to Disney, ABC

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Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the popular television series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," has signed a deal to make new series for Netflix. More>>

Global stocks higher as North Korean tensions ease further

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Asian stock markets are mixed after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. More>>

Squeeze on UK living standards eases as wages pick up

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Official figures are suggesting that the squeeze on living standards in Britain since last year's Brexit vote is abating. More>>

Montana's Health Co-op remains standing as others falter

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Montana's health care co-op resumes accepting new enrollees on Sunday after it voluntarily pulled itself from the state's insurance marketplace in December. More>>

Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm

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A federal judge has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup firm from scraping users' personal profiles for data. More>>

New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking additional growth in the state's technology sector. More>>

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

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Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists who attended violent rally in Charlottesville. More>>

Germany indicts Swiss man of espionage in tax evasion case

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Authorities in Germany have formally indicted a Swiss citizen on suspicion of espionage for spying on German tax investigators. More>>

Swedish lawmakers boost defense budget over next 2 years

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Sweden's center-left defense minister says a majority of lawmakers, including two center-right opposition parties, has agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years. More>>

Hong Kong's Cathay posts $262M 1H loss on fierce competition

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Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific posts $262M loss as fierce competition takes its toll. More>>

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

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The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died. More>>

Carlsberg profits rise despite stagnant sales

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Carlsberg profit rises despite sluggish revenue growth as beer consumption stalls in eastern Europe. More>>

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

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The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House's American Manufacturing Council. More>>

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

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President Donald Trump says he's signing a new executive order "streamlining" the federal permitting process to speed up construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment. More>>

Wingtip of Delta Air Lines plane clips another plane

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Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Air Lines plane struck an American Airlines plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. More>>

The Latest: AFL-CIO leader resigns from Trump jobs council

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Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is criticizing President Donald Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a white supremacist rally. More>>

Music service Pandora names Dish streaming exec Lynch as CEO

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Music service Pandora has named Roger Lynch, the head of Dish's streaming video service, as its CEO as it wrestles with competition from Spotify and other newer music apps. More>>

Asian shares mixed after US indexes take small losses

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Declines for retailers including Advance Auto Parts and Coach are pulling US stocks lower Tuesday. More>>

Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste

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Federal officials say a fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago is being sought for the illegal dumping of radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota. More>>

'Weekend Update,' Diana special modest winners for networks

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During a midsummer week dominated by prime-time competition series, NBC's summer run of 'Weekend Update' and ABC's two-part special on Princess Diana did well for their networks. More>>

Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin America

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Pence in Argentina, expected to praise economic reforms days after local midterm election. More>>

US: 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018

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U.S. water managers say there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, thanks to heavy snows last winter. More>>

US retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July

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US retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July amid strong auto demand, best gain in 7 months. More>>

Trump seeks probe by his trade office of China's practices

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Even as he seeks Beijing's help with North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. More>>

Government joins food fight over menu labeling requirements

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The U.S. government has joined a food fight between New York City and a group opposing new food labeling regulations for chain grocery and convenience stores. More>>

The Latest: Pence tells Latin America the US still cares

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Pence in Argentina commemorates Argentina's liberator at Buenos Aires cathedral. More>>

Elizabeth Duke to become next chairwoman of Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo says Elizabeth Duke will become its chairwoman next year, making her the first woman to hold the position at a major Wall Street bank. More>>

Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data

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Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect customer data and audit the use of rider information in order to settle a complaint filed by the federal government. More>>

Teamsters acquitted of threats, extortion of 'Top Chef' crew

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Four Teamsters have been acquitted of threatening the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show "Top Chef.". More>>

US homebuilder sentiment climbs in August

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US homebuilder sentiment climbs in August amid growing demand. More>>

No 'Game of Thrones' in latest HBO hacker leak

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Hackers continue to pester HBO, leaking 3 episodes from the upcoming season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' airing this fall, Sunday night's episode of 'Insecure' and episodes of several lower-profile HBO shows. More>>

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after shareholder pulls plug

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Struggling German airline Air Berin says it's filing for bankruptcy after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, said it would make no more financing available. More>>

New York factory activity rises, nears 3-year high in August

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New York manufacturing activity surges this month to highest level since September 2014. More>>

Safety council: Motor vehicle deaths dip slightly in 2017

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The National Safety Council says preliminary data shows motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they are still significantly higher than two years ago. More>>

Home Depot beats Street 2Q forecasts

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Home Depot tops 2Q net income and revenue expectations. More>>

UK inflation lower than expected, easing rate hike prospects

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Official figures show that inflation in Britain held steady in July at an annual rate of 2.6 percent. More>>

Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge

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The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge. More>>

US businesses increase stockpiles in June

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US businesses increased stockpiles 0.5 percent in June, the most in seven months. More>>

UK says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU

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Britain says it might seek to remain in a customs union with the European Union for a time to avoid border chaos after leaving the bloc. More>>

Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

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Facebook has launched a photo-sharing app in China that does not carry the company's name. More>>

Global stocks rise after diplomatic overtures by Koreas, US

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Asian shares gain on cooling of tensions over North Korean nuclear program. More>>

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

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China says it will "resolutely safeguard" its interests in response to a possible trade probe ordered by President Donald Trump into Beijing's technology policies. More>>

Italy to host fall G-7 interior ministers summit on security

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Italy will host a G-7 summit of interior ministers to discuss security matters. More>>

German economy, Europe's largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth

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The German economy, Europe's largest, continued its strong performance in the second quarter with gross domestic product growing 0.6 percent over the previous quarter. More>>

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

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China says it will respond to a possible trade probe ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump with "all appropriate measures" to protect Chinese interests. More>>

Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year

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Poll shows support for charter schools falling significantly, but no direct link seen to Trump. More>>

Top Fed official tells AP: Bond portfolio could shrink soon

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NY Fed President Dudley indicates Fed will likely begin shrinking its bond portfolio soon. More>>

Lots of questions still hang over Trump's tax plan

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Trump's tax plan has few details but plenty of open questions. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly committee approves Foxconn incentives

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A Wisconsin state Assembly committee is set to vote on a $3 billion tax incentive package for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group. More>>

Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

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Asian shares are higher as both Koreas and the U.S. appeared to indicate a willingness to defuse the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program. More>>

Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

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Stocks are rising broadly as the international tensions that affected the market last week appear to ease. More>>

Target moves to shore up grocery, improve delivery service

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Target buying delivery software maker Grand Junction to help it offer same-day delivery service to in-store shoppers. More>>

The Latest: Trump signs executive action on trade with China

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China has announced that it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. More>>

Washington state utility's nuclear waste shipments suspended

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Officials in Washington state indefinitely suspended a public utility's authority to ship low-level radioactive waste after the utility mislabeled a shipment. More>>

The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundle

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The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming packages that wind up costing pretty close to a $100 cable bundle but are more difficult to use. More>>

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

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The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. More>>

Trump attacks exec for quitting council over Charlottesville

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Merck CEO says he's stepping down from President's American Manufacturing Council. More>>

North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

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North Dakota regulators are offering to settle a complaint against the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. More>>

Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled a town hall meant to address gender discrimination Thursday after leaks of the company's internal message platform began to appear online. More>>

China appeals to Trump to avoid 'trade war'

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A Chinese state newspaper has warned President Donald Trump "could trigger a trade war" if he goes ahead with plans to launch an investigation of whether China is stealing U.S. technology. More>>

Snap stock hits lowest level since IPO after paltry earnings

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Shares of Snap Inc. are down sharply following paltry earnings results. More>>

Guam's tourism popularity unhurt by North Korea threats

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The U.S. territory of Guam has been the subject of angry threats exchanged by North Korea and the United States during the past week, but that's not keeping tourists away from the tropical island. More>>

After failure of SC nuke plant, backers seek federal aid

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Supporters of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, saying demise of the $14 billion project could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. More>>

German leader sees end of the road for diesel, gasoline cars

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she thinks the internal combustion engines that are the mainstay of her country's auto industry will eventually have to be phased out. More>>

Trump mocks exec for quitting advisory council over racism

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Trump blasts drugmaker Merck's CEO for quitting advisory group over Trump not condemning racist rally. More>>

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