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Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

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Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the up to 2 million accounts its employees may have opened for customers without getting their permission. More>>

Grupo Mexico to buy Florida railroad for $2.1 billion

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Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion. More>>

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

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Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is returning to teach at Harvard after leaving the Pentagon. More>>

US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

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State Dept: China's president to meet with Trump in April. More>>

US stock indexes close higher as consumer confidence gains

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U.S. stock indexes are edging higher in morning trading, recovering after an early slide. More>>

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

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A Democratic senator says she is looking into whether drugmakers are contributing to an overuse of painkillers by Americans. More>>

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

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Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access and Planned Parenthood funding, in case they are jeopardized again. More>>

FairPoint, Consolidated shareholders approve $1.5B merger

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Telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications and FairPoint Communications say their shareholders have approved a proposed merger. More>>

Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers. More>>

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

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President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations on climate change is unlikely to turn around the coal industry any time soon. More>>

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

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The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure and community development grants. More>>

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

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A convenience store magnate who twice ran for governor of Massachusetts has died at age 67. More>>

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

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A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. More>>

Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind, or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. More>>

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

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American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but doesn't end their legal battle. More>>

Greek debt activist, follower of ancient gods, faces arrest

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A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. More>>

Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains. More>>

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

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General Motors says it has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes. More>>

Latest Trump budget cuts at a glance

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The cuts that the Trump White House is proposing are unofficial but would cut $18 billion from a variety of domestic programs and foreign aid accounts in ongoing Washington talks on a wrap-up spending package for the ongoing 2017 budget year. More>>

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

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Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

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Reports saying that President Donald Trump's action is behind an increase in Social Security benefits don't accurately portray how the retirement system works. More>>

Chinese tech company Tencent acquires 5 percent Tesla stake

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Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has acquired a 5 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk remains Tesla's biggest shareholder, with a 21 percent stake. More>>

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

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Amazon is continuing to delve into new ways of letting people shop _ this time with a grocery pickup service in Seattle called AmazonFresh Pickup. More>>

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

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Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. More>>

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

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U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators. More>>

Abby Lee Miller quits 'Dance Moms' before fraud sentencing

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"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges. More>>

Carnival 1Q profit jumps on lower fuel cost, revenue boost

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Carnival's 1Q profit more than doubles on lower fuel costs, higher revenue. More>>

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents. More>>

EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

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The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, says the bloc's executive Commission has approved Denmark's support for a proposed 600 MW offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea, near German windmills. More>>

Uber pulls out of Denmark citing tougher cab standards

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The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs. More>>

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

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U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. More>>

Global markets have steadier tone after Wall Street recovery

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Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought. More>>

Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants

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President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants. More>>

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

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A new 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit. More>>

South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

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South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to the Britain and the United States, fuelling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma. More>>

Spain PM pledges $4.57 billion investment in Catalonia

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has promised to invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.57 billion) in northwestern Catalonia whose regional government is pushing for independence from Spain mainly because of economic grievances. More>>

Amazon buys Mideast's Souq.com after $800M counteroffer

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Mideast's biggest online retailer Souq.com bought by Amazon for undisclosed amount after counteroffer of $800 million. More>>

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

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Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. More>>

UK authorities fine Tesco in accounting scandal

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Tesco Plc has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated profits at Britain's biggest supermarket chain in 2014. More>>

EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

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The European Union's top court has ruled that EU economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid. More>>

Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in Britain over 3-5 years

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Energy-rich Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in British economy within next half decade. More>>

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

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A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb has served as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles. More>>

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

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President Donald Trump faces a much different atmosphere for tax reform than Ronald Reagan did some 30 years ago. More>>

Deal reached to end Berlin airport ground staff dispute

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A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes. More>>

Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

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Report: Saudi Arabia, Jordan sign 15 economic deals, including for joint fund for $3 billion investment plans in Jordan. More>>

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

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American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers. More>>

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

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American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers. More>>

Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street sinks

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Stocks around the world sank on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. More>>

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. More>>

Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry has toured the site of the failed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, his first visit to an Energy Department site since taking over the department. More>>

Trump creates office to bring business ideas to government

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President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. More>>

Flow reduced in leaking underwater Alaska gas pipeline

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The owner of a leaking underwater pipeline has reduced the amount of natural gas spewing into Alaska's Cook Inlet by about half. More>>

'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February Video included

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Mayor Bill de Blasio: Statue of a girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. More>>

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail Video included

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is expected to make a court appearance after being detained at a major opposition rally the day earlier. More>>

Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

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Uber says its self-driving cars remains suspended in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following an accident over the weekend. There were no injuries reported in the accident in Tempe, Arizona on Friday night. More>>

Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

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The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft transmit identification information to help law enforcement and safety agencies figure out which might belong to rogue operators. More>>

Are you buying a house or lottery ticket?

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Expecting to hit the housing jackpot with a huge sale price is risky. For a more certain payoff, take a chance on stocks instead. More>>

High court struggles over hospital pension dispute

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The Supreme Court is struggling over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws that protect pension benefits for workers. More>>

Bird flu found in chicken flock at northwest Georgia farm

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Avian influenza has been confirmed in a flock of chickens at a commercial farm in northwest Georgia. More>>

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

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Emaar subsidiary says it offered $800-million to purchase online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of Amazon buy. More>>

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

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French Guiana is facing a nationwide strike amid mounting protests over crime and economic difficulty that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning. More>>

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

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Ivanka Trump has accepted an invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women in Berlin. More>>

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

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Saudi Arabia has announced a new tax code for oil and gas producers amid plans to publicly list shares of state-oil giant Saudi Aramco. More>>

France's Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site

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French energy company Total SA is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current administration. More>>

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

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The White House says President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russian ambassador and other officials. More>>

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

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President Donald Trump's aides have opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues. More>>

Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

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A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, are being tried on terrorism charges for alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt. More>>

Supreme Court won't restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

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The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. More>>

Justices won't hear appeal in music copyright dispute

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists. More>>

European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger

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The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that commitments by the companies to divest businesses have addressed its concerns. More>>

Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks Video included

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Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. More>>

Supervisor: UK banks need solid EU roots to access bloc

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Europe's top banking supervisor says profits are "a weak spot" for financial institutions in the 19 countries that use the euro currency and that some should be "pushed out of the market" by merging with stronger competitors. More>>

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

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French President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia. More>>

Survey: German business confidence rises to 6-year high

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A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high. More>>

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

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President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. More>>

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

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New Zealand and China say they plan to renegotiate their 9-year-old free trade deal. More>>

US economy to grow slower than Trump pledges, survey finds

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A survey of economists finds that U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented. More>>

Asian stocks weaker as US health overhaul failure linger Video included

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Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. More>>

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

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Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. More>>

'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

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Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has continued enchant audiences even in its second weekend in theaters. More>>

Carrier deal touted by Trump unusual for Indiana

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The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state as it offers $7 million of incentives to a company still planning to cut about a third of its some 1,600 jobs. More>>

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

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A top British official says Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service. More>>

Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics

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French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore _ that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the powerful security minister. More>>

OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 months

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OPEC members and non-cartel nations are leaving open the possibility of a six-month extension on a deal to reduce oil production, according to a statement Sunday by a committee of ministers from OPEC and other oil-producing nations. More>>

US gas prices down a penny over 2 weeks, to $2.34 a gallon

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The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dipped about a penny nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.34. More>>

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

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Iran has sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies that support Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state. More>>

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

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Americans who benefited from President Barack Obama's health care law and were relieved when a Republican push to repeal it failed are facing a new set of anxieties as President Donald Trump vows to let the law "explode.". More>>

Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

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Spanish police have nabbed two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas. More>>

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

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The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse. More>>

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

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Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires. More>>

The Latest: Madrid protest backs citizens' rights in Brexit

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Residents of Rome are avoiding the city center as authorities brace for the possibility of violent protests during a European Union summit. More>>

Armed heist at Cartier shop in Monaco, 1 suspect captured

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Police in Monaco say robbers carried out an armed heist in a luxurious Cartier jewelry boutique in Monte Carlo. More>>

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades Video included

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As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. More>>

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

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When the Monte Carlo closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will have lost nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. More>>

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

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Thousands of demonstrators are gathering under sunny skies in central London to protest plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. More>>

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul Video included

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House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. More>>

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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The family real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son in law and senior adviser, has longstanding business ties to Israel, including an ongoing real estate deal with an Israeli insurance company. More>>

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown. More>>

Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

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Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet. More>>

EU transport chief calls for European car toll system

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The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. More>>

India's Reliance Industries penalized for alleged fraud

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India's markets regulator has barred Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries and 12 others from trading in equity derivatives for a year for allegedly fraudulent trades made 10 years ago. More>>

No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul. More>>

The Latest: White House congratulates European Union

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Poland's prime minister will sign the declaration from the weekend's European Union summit, saying it's a compromise acceptable to all. More>>

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

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An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening in a sign of the skepticism surrounding Google's promise to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. More>>

Trump and Mnuchin say focus will turn to tax reform

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says administration wants to pass tax reform by August. More>>

The Latest: California air regulators keep fuel standards

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California air regulators have voted to keep the state's tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for zero-emission vehicles in years ahead. More>>

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill Video included

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US stocks are opening higher as technology companies like Micron Technology and Western Digital climb. More>>

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. More>>

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan Video included

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The rich and the almost rich make out well under the House Republican health plan but the old and the poor get hit pretty hard. More>>

Trump's Keystone XL decision sets up new fight in Nebraska

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President Donald Trump may have approved a federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, but the fight's far from over in Nebraska, the one state in its path that has yet to approve the project. More>>

EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

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Hurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth. More>>

Trump touts jobs commitment first made in 2015

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Trump touts job commitment by Charter Communications, but hiring initiative was first made in 2015. More>>

US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China. More>>

Cod fishing catches plummet in waters off New England

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Cod was once a critical piece of Maine's fishing industry, but state records say 2016 was historically bad. More>>

Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread

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Hiring up in 11 US states in February, with robust gains outside coastal regions. More>>

US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

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US factory orders for long-lasting goods increased 1.7 percent in February. More>>

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

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Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. More>>

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

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Royal Dutch Shell concealing hazards from Nigeria's worst oil spills, geologist says. More>>

World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms Video included

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Asian stock markets are mixed after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors about whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. More>>

Sweet news: Germany's Haribo to produce gummy bears in USA

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Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA." Bonn-based Haribo, which invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020. More>>

Eurozone's economic growth near 6-year high: New survey

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A survey of business managers suggests economic growth in the 19-country eurozone has accelerated to a near six-year high. More>>

German state vote 1st test for Merkel's euphoric rivals

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rivals when one of Germany's smallest states kicks off the country's year of elections this weekend. More>>

German Parliament passes toll for passenger cars

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Germany's Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars. More>>

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

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The Trumps are launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. More>>

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul. More>>

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

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Government watchdogs are continuing to complain about Ivanka Trump's unique role at her father's White House. More>>

Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandals

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Samsung Electronics shareholders are praising the company for gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive scandal brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader. More>>

Australian prime minister won't choose between China and US

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China's premier has warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading the relationship rather than retreating from it. More>>

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Video included

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The long-promised GOP health bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is on the brink, short of votes just hours before Republican leaders plan to put it on the House floor. More>>

Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts Video included

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US stocks aren't moving much as retailers and banks rise and technology companies decline. More>>

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

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The Senate has voted to undo regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. More>>

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

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Census data show the Chicago region has lost more residents than any other U.S. metropolitan area, a drop that comes as other Midwestern cities lost population and South and Southwest parts of the country saw gains. More>>

Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

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The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. More>>

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

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Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. More>>

Trump SEC pick assures that his Wall St. work not problem

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Trump SEC nominee Clayton seeks to assure Senate that past Wall Street work won't pose conflict of interest. More>>

WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix

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New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers in ways that would survive a reset to factory conditions. More>>

German candymaker Haribo to build plant in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in the southeast of the state, not far from Chicago. More>>

Erdogan urges US, Britain to drop 'exaggerated' laptop ban

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A senior official says Turkey is taking steps to keep Istanbul's main airport and its national carrier, Turkish Airlines, outside of the scope of new aviation restrictions imposed by the United States and Britain. More>>

Philly's soda tax slightly exceeds $6.3M February projection

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Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened beverages is exceeding expectations. More>>

Disney CEO Bob Iger gets contact extension to July 2019

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Disney CEO Bob Iger is getting a one-year contract extension. More>>

Poland's top politician: We want Britain close to EU

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Poland's most powerful politician says he will tell British Prime Minister Theresa May that Warsaw would like Britain to keep close ties with the European Union after it leaves the club. More>>

Virgin America will be the latest airline brand to disappear

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After much consideration, Alaska Airlines will drop the Virgin America brand. More>>

Ag pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts

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As President Donald Trump eyes cutting farm programs, agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he would make government programs more efficient while also working to create jobs in the struggling industry. More>>

No laptop on board? Jordan airline gives light-hearted tips

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Jordan carrier rhymes to cheer up customers after ban on laptops, electronics on US-bound flights. More>>

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

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As Virginia and its public utilities cope with coal ash lying along state waterways, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being shipped into the state. More>>

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

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Americans shrugged off higher mortgage rates and snapped up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. More>>

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

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Long-term US mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017. More>>

In Trump's America, Hungary finds a friendlier partner Video included

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Hungary's government built a fence along its southern border, boasts about making Europe great again and says political correctness can't interfere with fighting terrorism. More>>

At 93 years old, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setter

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Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president.". More>>

Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

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Fed Chair Yellen: New Fed survey finds that children who grew up in poverty twice as likely to struggle with finances later in life. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

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Applications for US unemployment benefits rise to still-low 258,000, a sign layoffs are low. More>>

UK consumers spend more in Feb but underlying trend is down

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Retail sales in Britain rose in February but the underlying picture remains gloomy as the country prepares to start two years of discussions to leave the European Union. More>>

Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether

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Asian shares have made modest gains after Wall Street steadied overnight. More>>

Greta Garbo's former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M

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Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. More>>

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap Video included

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House Republican's health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, widening America's big income gap. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

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China's premier has warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than retreating from it. More>>

South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard Daewoo

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South Korea plans to inject 2.9 trillion won ($2.6 billion) into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to keep the world's second-largest shipbuilder from going bankrupt. More>>

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Video included

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President Donald Trump and House leaders are intensifying pressure on conservatives and other Republicans as crunch time approaches on their health care bill. More>>

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

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