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Trump considering loophole for Saudi arms sale

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to sell certain arms to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress. More>>

Trump Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s Japan visit st... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s Japan visit st...
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President Donald Trump's visit to Japan is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea. More>>

The Latest: French far-right leader says Brexit must happen

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). A police officer stands outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, England, Friday, May 24, 2019. Conservative lawmakers have given May until Friday to announce a departure date... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). A police officer stands outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, England, Friday, May 24, 2019. Conservative lawmakers have given May until Friday to announce a departure date...
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Theresa May says she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister. More>>

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Young demonstrators take part in a demonstration organised by 'Global Strike 4 Climate' near Parliament in London, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Young demonstrators take part in a demonstration organised by 'Global Strike 4 Climate' near Parliament in London, Friday, May 24, 2019.
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Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament. More>>

May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a polling station after voting in the European Elections in Sonning, England, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a polling station after voting in the European Elections in Sonning, England, Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting a leader of Conservative lawmakers amid mounting speculation that she is about to announce her departure date. More>>

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Eli Lilly and Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. A half-price version of Eli Lilly’s popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise i... (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Eli Lilly and Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. A half-price version of Eli Lilly’s popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise i...
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A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices. More>>

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities

(AP Photo/Scott Sonner). In this May 21, 2019 photo, two drones fly above Lake Street in downtown Reno, Nev., on, as part of a NASA simulation to test emerging technology that someday will be used to manage travel of hundreds of thousands of commercial... (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). In this May 21, 2019 photo, two drones fly above Lake Street in downtown Reno, Nev., on, as part of a NASA simulation to test emerging technology that someday will be used to manage travel of hundreds of thousands of commercial...
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NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight. More>>

China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US

(AP Photo/Andy Wong). Customers shop near a section selling Marvel Avengers toys by American toymaker Hasbro at a toy store in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019. An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array... (AP Photo/Andy Wong). Customers shop near a section selling Marvel Avengers toys by American toymaker Hasbro at a toy store in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019. An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array...
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China's state media has unleashed fresh attacks on the U.S. as the tariff war between world's two largest economies continues. More>>

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B

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Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months. More>>

Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

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A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds. More>>

China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILe - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. Representatives from more 30 countries met with Federal Aviation Administra... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILe - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. Representatives from more 30 countries met with Federal Aviation Administra...
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Chinese airline association backs carriers' demands for compensation. More>>

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

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Senior senators from both parties release draft legislation to address 'surprise medical bills'. More>>

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

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Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers. More>>

AP Explains: How retirement legislation impacts you

(AP Photo/Matt Rourk, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, people walk at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures... (AP Photo/Matt Rourk, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, people walk at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures...
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The House just passed a key piece of retirement legislation, here's why you should care. More>>

US stocks rebound, but still face losses for the week

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 24. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 24.
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Stocks rebounded but are still headed for a third straight weekly loss as trade anxiety looms over the market. More>>

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

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The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the robocalls torturing Americans, but it's not clear what happens next. More>>

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

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A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. More>>

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

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China cuts taxes on software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in face of U.S. export controls that threaten Chinese tech companies. More>>

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

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A federal judge has ruled Qualcomm violated antitrust law, according to a report in Wall Street Journal. More>>

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

(Disney via AP). This image released by Disney shows Mena Massoud as Aladdin, left, and Will Smith as Genie in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin." Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a... (Disney via AP). This image released by Disney shows Mena Massoud as Aladdin, left, and Will Smith as Genie in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin." Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a...
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Rotten Tomatoes to verify audience score ratings based on ticket purchases. More>>

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo washers and dryers are shown on display in a retail store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Friday, May 24, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo washers and dryers are shown on display in a retail store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Friday, May 24, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods.
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US durable goods orders drop a sharp 2.1% in April, investment spending also falls. More>>

Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The collection, ... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The collection, ...
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Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, has unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. More>>

Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). A currency trader walks near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 24, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff ... (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). A currency trader walks near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 24, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff ...
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Asian shares are mostly lower as worries that the trade standoff between the U.S. and China might expand put investors in a selling mood. More>>

Markets Right Now: Stocks rebound, led by tech companies

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Stocks are rising at the open on Wall Street Friday, led by gains in technology companies, as the market tries to rebound from steep losses from a day earlier. More>>

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

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A banker who prosecutors say tried to trade loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to get a post in the president's administration has been arrested on a financial institution bribery charge. More>>

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Feb. 28, 2019 file photo shows a storage tank near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. The newly reorganized Colorado Oil and Gas Commission planned to meet Tuesda... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Feb. 28, 2019 file photo shows a storage tank near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. The newly reorganized Colorado Oil and Gas Commission planned to meet Tuesda...
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Colorado officials say they have no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to focus on health, safety and the environment. More>>

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

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US aviation regulators are meeting with counterparts from more than 30 countries to discuss how they'll determine when the troubled Boeing 737 Max can resume flying. More>>

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

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The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm has been sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. More>>

Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

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The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. More>>

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

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Shares of Tesla opened lower Thursday, a day after an influential analyst raised questions about demand for its electric vehicles and told investors that Tesla could become a restructuring story. More>>

UK's May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation Video included

(Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). In this image made available by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May... (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). In this image made available by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is hunkered down with close allies as she considers whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. More>>

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a news conference on the outskirts of Beijing. Fuming over Washington’s latest tariff hike in an escalating t... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a news conference on the outskirts of Beijing. Fuming over Washington’s latest tariff hike in an escalating t...
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China seeks support from Central Asian neighbors, Russia in trade fight with US. More>>

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform Video included

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is showered with flower petals as he arrives at the party office in new Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed ... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is showered with flower petals as he arrives at the party office in new Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed ...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claims it won reelection with a commanding lead. More>>

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U...
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German envoy in Tehran to press Iran to continue to abide by the landmark nuclear deal despite US pullout, sanctions. More>>

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo trader Robert Charmak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo trader Robert Charmak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23.
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Stocks steepened their slide Thursday and are on pace for their third straight weekly loss. More>>

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). Kevin Kusinitz, a 63-year-old New Yorker who spent years being rejected from jobs for which he felt overqualified following an August 2012 layoff, poses for a photo on New York's East River, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. About half ... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). Kevin Kusinitz, a 63-year-old New Yorker who spent years being rejected from jobs for which he felt overqualified following an August 2012 layoff, poses for a photo on New York's East River, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. About half ...
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A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says about half of Americans think there's age discrimination in the workplace. More>>

Asian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series

(Jung-Geun Yoon/Marvel via AP). This image provided by Marvel shows the cover of the first issue in "Agents of Atlas," Marvel Comics' five-part standalone comic book series set to roll out in August 2019. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented... (Jung-Geun Yoon/Marvel via AP). This image provided by Marvel shows the cover of the first issue in "Agents of Atlas," Marvel Comics' five-part standalone comic book series set to roll out in August 2019. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented...
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Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of nearly a dozen of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes. More>>

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, ice covered Lake Michigan is seen behind downtown skyline, in Chicago. Big cities, like Chicago, aren't growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau ... (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, ice covered Lake Michigan is seen behind downtown skyline, in Chicago. Big cities, like Chicago, aren't growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau ...
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New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the largest cities in the U.S. last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade. More>>

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, shows prices in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J.  An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But som... (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, shows prices in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J. An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But som...
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An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products but some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. More>>

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings

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The House has approved a bill to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans. More>>

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Geoffrey Rush poses at the photo call for the film The Best Offer at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. Oscar-winning actor Rush has be... (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Geoffrey Rush poses at the photo call for the film The Best Offer at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. Oscar-winning actor Rush has be...
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Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been was awarded 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. More>>

California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billi... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billi...
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California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project. More>>

Markets Right Now: Stocks tumble on trade fears; oil down 5%

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo trader Robert Charmak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo trader Robert Charmak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23.
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Stocks are falling on Wall Street as investors worry about an apparent stalemate in trade talks between the U.S. and China. More>>

US new-home sales fell 6.9% in April

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign in Natick, Mass. On Thursday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign in Natick, Mass. On Thursday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April.
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US new-home sales slumped 6.9% in April; sales of homes deemed affordable for middle class source of decline. More>>

US long-term mortgage rates slip; 30-year average at 4.06%

(AP Photo/LM Otero, File). FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo a coming soon for sale sign sits in front of a home in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, May 23, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File). FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo a coming soon for sale sign sits in front of a home in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, May 23, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.
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U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring homebuying season. More>>

Deutsche Bank ready for 'tough cuts' as share price sags

(AP Photo/Michael Probst). CEO of Deutsche Bank Christian Sewing speaks during the annual shareholders meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst). CEO of Deutsche Bank Christian Sewing speaks during the annual shareholders meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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The CEO of Deutsche Bank is saying he is ready to make "tough cuts" as he aims to strengthen the struggling bank's profitability and raise what he called a "disappointing" share price. More>>

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

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FCC Chairman Pai says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5B merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. More>>

3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this May 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving the White House in Washington. Three weeks have passed since Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to w... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this May 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving the White House in Washington. Three weeks have passed since Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to w...
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Trump and Democratic congressional leaders to meet again to discuss infrastructure proposal amid GOP concerns about price tag and funding. More>>

Watch your credit card rewards pile up with these 5 tips

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, an assortment of credit cards and rewards cards are shown in Zelienople, Pa. Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these expenses — but you can also combine those rew... (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, an assortment of credit cards and rewards cards are shown in Zelienople, Pa. Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these expenses — but you can also combine those rew...
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When using a rewards credit card, try combining your earnings with other money-saving moves. More>>

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court

(Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP). Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a pre-trial meeting in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ghosn, who is out on bail, has been charged with under-reporting his post-retirement co... (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP). Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a pre-trial meeting in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ghosn, who is out on bail, has been charged with under-reporting his post-retirement co...
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Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court. More>>

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

(AP Photo/Andy Wong). In this May 14, 2019, photo, a man walks past an electric board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday, May 23, 2019 as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. an... (AP Photo/Andy Wong). In this May 14, 2019, photo, a man walks past an electric board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday, May 23, 2019 as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. an...
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Asian markets slip as traders brace for impact of U.S.-China spat. More>>

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th...
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Reformist lawmaker in Tehran says Iran won't enter war with US, either directly or through proxy forces. More>>

Brazil's Natura announces purchase of Avon Products

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The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura has announced that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal. More>>

India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes Video included

(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki). Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India's Election Commission has rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of Th... (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki). Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India's Election Commission has rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of Th...
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Vote counting begins in India's mammoth general elections, which were forecast to keep Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power. More>>

3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 Max

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Air China joins carriers asking Boeing for compensation for grounded 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes. More>>

NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Brett Moffitt stands with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto racing season championship, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. After win... (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Brett Moffitt stands with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto racing season championship, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. After win...
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NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. More>>

Germany's Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal

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German prosecutors have fined auto components and technology company Robert Bosch GmbH 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. More>>

Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

(Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Cali... (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Cali...
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Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines. More>>

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed Video included

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint, after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from her own party and the opposition. More>>

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Saturday May 18, 2019 file photo, from left, Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Italy's Matteo Salvini, Jorg Meuthen, leader of the Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend ... (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Saturday May 18, 2019 file photo, from left, Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Italy's Matteo Salvini, Jorg Meuthen, leader of the Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend ...
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The European Parliament elections have never been so hotly anticipated or contested, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement. More>>

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, attendees look at the latest technology from Qualcomm at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Qualcomm’s stock is tumbling before Wednesday’s market open on May 22, 2019,... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, attendees look at the latest technology from Qualcomm at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Qualcomm’s stock is tumbling before Wednesday’s market open on May 22, 2019,...
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U.S. stocks move broadly lower over tension in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. More>>

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

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A federal judge says he intends to approval the sale of the bankrupt Reading Eagle to a company known for taking over struggling newspapers and then cutting jobs. More>>

The Latest: Brexit: Senior Cabinet official quits UK govt

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Anti Brexit campaigners hold banners near Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her tattered Brexit blueprint — and to c... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Anti Brexit campaigners hold banners near Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her tattered Brexit blueprint — and to c...
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A senior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet has quit over Brexit, in a new blow to the embattled British leader. More>>

Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Mnuchin says the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 1... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mnuchin says the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 1...
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020. More>>

United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly

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CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines' first flight on a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again. More>>

Ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud charges

(Robin Smith/Caledonian-Record via AP, File). FILE - This combination of Sept. 27, 2012, file photos, show Jay Peak Resort co-owner Ariel Quiros, left, and Jay Peak Resort co-owner and CEO Bill Stenger at a news conference in Newport, Vt.  Fraud charge... (Robin Smith/Caledonian-Record via AP, File). FILE - This combination of Sept. 27, 2012, file photos, show Jay Peak Resort co-owner Ariel Quiros, left, and Jay Peak Resort co-owner and CEO Bill Stenger at a news conference in Newport, Vt.  Fraud charge...
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The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotech facility using foreign investors' money. More>>

US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

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Huawei's founder: US controls on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact, company is talking to Google about 'emergency relief' for smartphone business. More>>

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

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Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Wednesday, weighed down by mixed corporate earnings from big retailers and uncertainty over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. More>>

Target's online game is on target

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Target gets its digital game on and the profits flow. More>>

Union files for new vote at Volkswagen's Tennessee plant

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In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a setback for unionization efforts at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. More>>

Correction: Flooding-Mississippi River Barges story

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Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business. More>>

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

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Consumer Reports says a new feature of Tesla's Autopilot that automatically changes lanes doesn't work well and could be a safety risk to drivers. More>>

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

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A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop violent acts. More>>

Minutes show some on Fed still think rate hikes possible

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Minutes show some Fed officials still think rate hikes could be needed to restrain inflation. More>>

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

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Mnuchin says he was unaware of draft IRS memo on releasing tax returns until contacted by newspaper. More>>

UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

(AP Photo/Paul White). Workers clean the front of the new Huawei flagship store due to open soon in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear... (AP Photo/Paul White). Workers clean the front of the new Huawei flagship store due to open soon in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear...
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UK mobile operators Vodafone, EE put Huawei 5G phone launch on hold after US tech restrictions. More>>

The Latest: Qualcomm defeat might not lower phone prices

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, attendees look at the latest technology from Qualcomm at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Qualcomm’s stock is tumbling before Wednesday’s market open on May 22, 2019,... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, attendees look at the latest technology from Qualcomm at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Qualcomm’s stock is tumbling before Wednesday’s market open on May 22, 2019,...
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A federal judge has ruled Qualcomm violated antitrust law. More>>

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

(Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00... (Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00...
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In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. More>>

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

(AP Photo/Wayne Parry). FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. On May 22, 2019, the Borgata announced it will spend... (AP Photo/Wayne Parry). FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. On May 22, 2019, the Borgata announced it will spend...
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Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. More>>

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

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Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of the opioid drug crisis. More>>

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

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A new survey shows that public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state. More>>

Daimler CEO Zetsche hands off to successor amid tech change

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, left, and incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius, right, pose prior to the annual shareholder meeting of the car manufacturer Daimler in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, left, and incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius, right, pose prior to the annual shareholder meeting of the car manufacturer Daimler in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm as the company faces difficult challenges from the transition to electric cars and digital transportation technologies. More>>

British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

(Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami... (Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...
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British officials say British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout. More>>

World markets subdued amid trade uncertainty

(AP Photo/Andy Wong). Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Andy Wong). Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street.
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Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street. More>>

Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel,right, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, left, and Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, center, pose for media in front of the Brandenburg Gate prior to a session of the 1... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel,right, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, left, and Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, center, pose for media in front of the Brandenburg Gate prior to a session of the 1...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. More>>

Spanish economist, science TV show host Punset dies at 82

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Eduard Punset, a Spanish intellectual known for his efforts to disseminate scientific knowledge through television, has died at age 82, his family has said. More>>

US home sales fell 0.4% in April amid limited supply

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US home sales dropped 0.4% in April amid affordability and inventory challenges. More>>

Department stores woes reflected in latest batch of results

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JC Penney profits and sales continue migration south. More>>

Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leaves a meeting with top congressional leaders, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on a potential deal to raise th... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leaves a meeting with top congressional leaders, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on a potential deal to raise th...
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The top Republican in the House says congressional negotiators are making progress on two must-do items: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit. More>>

Correction: Navajo Nation-Electricity story

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No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity one by one as work advances to give power to 60,000 who don't have it. More>>

Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019.
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The British government tweaking its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Parliament's backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal. More>>

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driv... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driv...
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One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls. More>>

Report: More companies in China handing over technology

(Chinatopix via AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, a staff member works in a circuit board manufacturing facility in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. In a report issued Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the numbe... (Chinatopix via AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, a staff member works in a circuit board manufacturing facility in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. In a report issued Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the numbe...
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Report: Number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology has doubled since 2 years ago. More>>

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin...
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Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide. More>>

Amazon takes top stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo

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Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing. More>>

Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2...
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The Trump administration's announcement that it plans curbs on exports of U.S. components to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons could hurt U.S. suppliers. More>>

New Coke, from 1985, makes comeback with 'Stranger Things'

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New Coke is making a comeback as part of a Coca-Cola's partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things.". More>>

Land deals, incentives OK'd for new auto plant in Detroit

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File). FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant on Detroit's E... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File). FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant on Detroit's E...
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Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant on Detroit's eastside and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. More>>

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

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Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its 2 most expensive models. More>>

Speedy reactor cleanups may carry both risks and rewards Video included

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. A company that manufactures giant containers used to store spent radioactive fuel has signed a deal to purchase the plant, ... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. A company that manufactures giant containers used to store spent radioactive fuel has signed a deal to purchase the plant, ...
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Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to a nuclear waste management company for accelerated decommissioning. More>>

Trump calls for taking up trade pact before infrastructure

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President Donald Trump says Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation's infrastructure. More>>

MGM discontinues talks with Wynn on Encore Boston purchase

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MGM Resorts International says it will no longer pursue buying Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn Resorts. More>>

UK government promises to do utmost to help British Steel

(Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami... (Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...
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U.K. union leaders are set to lay out their concerns to the government amid reports that British Steel is facing bankruptcy within days. More>>

Minister: Gas drilling at 8 sites off Cyprus over 24 months

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Cyprus' energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast at eight separate sites over the next two years. More>>

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

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Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. government temporarily eased off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. More>>

Tech rebound powers US stocks higher, snaps 2-day S&P slump

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Chipmakers and technology companies lead a stock rebound after the U.S. eases off China sales restrictions. More>>

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. More>>

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York.
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A federal judge has ruled against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress. More>>

Markets Right Now: Tech rebound powers Wall Street gains

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Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday as technology companies rebound from a sell-off a day earlier. More>>

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting

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Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people.". More>>

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

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House panel divides over Trump administration's move to send TSA employees from airports to the US-Mexico border. More>>

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

(Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu... (Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu...
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Argentina's Fernández appears in court for first in a series of corruption trials. More>>

Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

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Get ready for more jam-packed planes this summer. More>>

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. More>>

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

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A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused each of their cancer. More>>

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

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The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court. More>>

Huawei apt to be stripped of Google services after US ban

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Google tries to reassure users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services on them will function following US government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant. More>>

F35-B fighters land in UK's Cyprus base for training, tests

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Six F35-B Lightning warplanes, the U.K.'s newest fighter, has arrived at a British air base on Cyprus for training and a systems test in the aircraft's first overseas deployment. More>>

Millennial Money: If 'budget' bums you out, try renaming it

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Budgets feel rigid and restrictive for many people, but taking control of your money can be freeing if you treat it more like a plan than a punishment. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain's EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Huawei: US actions should worry other firms too

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman gets her bearing outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on do... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman gets her bearing outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on do...
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has cut its forecast for world growth this year and warned about the impact of the escalating trade tensions. More>>

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). In this April 8, 2019, photo, Tim Tanksley, who has been fighting for years trying to convince Oklahoma lawmakers to crack down on the coal ash dumping, stands outside a dump site in Bokoshe, Okla. President Donald Trump’s EPA h... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). In this April 8, 2019, photo, Tim Tanksley, who has been fighting for years trying to convince Oklahoma lawmakers to crack down on the coal ash dumping, stands outside a dump site in Bokoshe, Okla. President Donald Trump’s EPA h...
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A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies. More>>

Global markets gain on Huawei grace period

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huaw... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huaw...
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Global stocks mostly higher after US-China tensions drag down Wall Street. More>>

Home Depot posts strong profit, revenue

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Home Depot puts up strong profit and revenue. More>>

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo the company logo is displayed on the grille of an unsold 2019 F150 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. Ford is almost finished with a major global restructuri... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo the company logo is displayed on the grille of an unsold 2019 F150 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. Ford is almost finished with a major global restructuri...
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Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, about 10% of its salaries workforce. More>>

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

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The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver. More>>

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

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Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain, is closing all 650 of its stores after struggling with falling sales. More>>

Powell says he sees 'moderate' risk from corporate debt

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Fed Chairman Powell says he sees potential risks from a sharp rise in corporate debt as moderate. More>>

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huaw... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huaw...
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Asian stocks mixed after US-China tensions drag pulled Wall Street lower. More>>

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Wednesday, May 15, 2019, customer Torre Treece, left, talks with Rad Power Bikes sales associate Becs Richards about the two electric bikes he bought at the shop in Seattle. The bicycle company said that ... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Wednesday, May 15, 2019, customer Torre Treece, left, talks with Rad Power Bikes sales associate Becs Richards about the two electric bikes he bought at the shop in Seattle. The bicycle company said that ...
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President Donald Trump's trade war with China is having some complicated effects in Washington, one of the nation's most trade-dependent states. More>>

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

(Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP). This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum." (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP). This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum."
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'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million. More>>

Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

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Blue Apron, faced with delisting, is latest to suffer in tough meal kit market. More>>

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta...
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Officials from the U.S. and Europe announce charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in losses. More>>

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

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Chipmakers and technology stocks pushed the broader market lower, extending two weeks of losses. More>>

Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the fi... (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the fi...
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Palestinians cool to American plan on conference next month to unveil first phase of its Mideast peace plan. More>>

American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal... (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal...
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American Airlines is suing two unions and accusing their mechanics of conducting an illegal work slowdown. More>>

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

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Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. More>>

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d...
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AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?. More>>

Need to learn more about business? You have many options

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Small business owners who want to learn about accounting or other business basics have many options including free, low-cost and online courses. More>>

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes ha... (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes ha...
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American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products. More>>

Trump says he didn't need to borrow from banks

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President Donald Trump is insisting he didn't borrow from many banks because he "didn't need the money," not because they wouldn't do business with him. More>>

Liz Weston: Let's get real about health costs in retirement

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Health care costs in retirement may be more predictable, and less scary, than you think. More>>

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

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US is to roll out 1st phase of Mideast peace plan in Bahrain next month at a forum on economic benefits to region. More>>

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

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'Marijuana legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question as more US states debate allowing pot. More>>

German central bank expects feeble growth in second quarter

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Cars for export and import are stored in front of containers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, with 2 million vehicles per annum one of the largest automobile hubs in the world. US President Do... (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Cars for export and import are stored in front of containers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, with 2 million vehicles per annum one of the largest automobile hubs in the world. US President Do...
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Germany's central bank says it expects the country's economy, Europe's biggest, to turn in a feeble performance in the current quarter after returning to growth in the winter. More>>

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

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APNewsBreak: The Senate's top Democrat wants an investigation into whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. More>>

World shares mixed with no easing of China-US trade dispute

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 20, 2019. Shares are mixed in Asia, with India and Australia leading gains following elections that look set to keep incumbents in office. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 20, 2019. Shares are mixed in Asia, with India and Australia leading gains following elections that look set to keep incumbents in office.
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Asian shares mixed, India and Australia up on election outcomes. More>>

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower as chipmakers fall

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A sell-off in shares of chipmakers is pushing U.S. stocks lower as Wall Street begins trading Monday. More>>

Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., left, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., right, attend a Democratic event ahead of a House... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., left, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., right, attend a Democratic event ahead of a House...
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Democrats are pushing legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage. More>>

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

(AP Photo/Anita Snow). In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the ... (AP Photo/Anita Snow). In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the ...
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Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting plans for an open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona, arguing that it could irreparably harm ancestral Indian lands and harm water supplies and wildlife habitat. More>>

Ryanair warns Boeing grounding is hurting business

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Budget airline Ryanair says its profit fell 29% last year and warns that the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max planes will limit its ability to cut costs. More>>

Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but results drag stock

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer Evan Sharp, left, and fellow co-founder & CEO Ben Silbermann, right, watch as company communications manager Enid Hwa... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer Evan Sharp, left, and fellow co-founder & CEO Ben Silbermann, right, watch as company communications manager Enid Hwa...
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Japan economy expands 2%, 2nd straight quarter of growth

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). In this April 15, 2019, photo, people cross the street in Tokyo. The Japanese government says the economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion. The Cabinet Offic... (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). In this April 15, 2019, photo, people cross the street in Tokyo. The Japanese government says the economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion. The Cabinet Offic...
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The Japanese government says Japan's economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion. More>>

EU rejects claim that its car exports threaten US security

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Cars for export and import are stored in front of containers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, with 2 million vehicles per annum one of the largest automobile hubs in the world. US President Do... (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Cars for export and import are stored in front of containers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, with 2 million vehicles per annum one of the largest automobile hubs in the world. US President Do...
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The EU is rejecting claims that Europe's car exports pose a threat to the United States after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross rule that imported vehicles and parts threaten national security. More>>

UAE energy minister hints at support for oil production cuts

(AP Photo/Amr Nabil). A Saudi worker adjusts flags of participating countries before a meeting of energy ministers from OPEC and its allies to discuss prices and production cuts, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. The meeting takes places a... (AP Photo/Amr Nabil). A Saudi worker adjusts flags of participating countries before a meeting of energy ministers from OPEC and its allies to discuss prices and production cuts, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. The meeting takes places a...
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The United Arab Emirates' energy minister says he does not think relaxing oil production cuts in place is the right measure. More>>

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

(AP Photo/Bob Edme). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he walks with his wife Brigitte during a visit to Biarritz, southwestern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Edme). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he walks with his wife Brigitte during a visit to Biarritz, southwestern France, Friday, May 17, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron wants this week's European Parliament elections to be his shining moment to push his ambitions for a stronger Europe. More>>

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

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Facebook says it has identified an Israeli-led influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts that engaged in spreading disinformation. More>>

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

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Asian shares mixed, India and Australia up on election outcomes. More>>

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). In this May 7, 2019 photo, a machine that produces plastic pellets from plastic film is seen in operation at a GDB International warehouse in New Brunswick, N.J. GDB International exported bales of scrap plastic film such as pall... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). In this May 7, 2019 photo, a machine that produces plastic pellets from plastic film is seen in operation at a GDB International warehouse in New Brunswick, N.J. GDB International exported bales of scrap plastic film such as pall...
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Chinese import restrictions upended municipal recycling programs across the U.S. last year, but have triggered investment _ from China _ in American plants. More>>

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

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President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to protect the U.S. against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities. More>>

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm; Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm;
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U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being 'misidentified' amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. More>>

Mounting tensions with Iran, China leave oil prices in flux

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A rare mix of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China is tugging oil prices in opposite directions and creating uncertainty over where they might land. More>>

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser.
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President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports for now. More>>

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

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The top civil rights organization for Sikhs in the United States says Nordstrom has apologized to the community for selling an $800 turban they found offensive, but they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. More>>

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

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Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry is growing, with producers excited about this year's harvest. More>>

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen addresses the media during a press conference at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election a... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen addresses the media during a press conference at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election a...
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Austria's president says the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics. More>>

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

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South Korea will allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul's conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test. More>>

Trade war, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co.

(Zach Boyden-Holmes/Telegraph Herald via AP, File). FILE - In this April 9, 2019, wheels are attach as workers assemble a tractor at John Deere's Waterloo, Iowa assembly plant. Deere & Co. reports earnings on Friday, May 17. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/Telegraph Herald via AP, File). FILE - In this April 9, 2019, wheels are attach as workers assemble a tractor at John Deere's Waterloo, Iowa assembly plant. Deere & Co. reports earnings on Friday, May 17.
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Deere cuts its expectations for the year as a trade war and heavy rains take their toll. More>>

UK leader promises a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes. More>>

Trump administration rejects subpoena for tax returns

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testifies about the budget during a Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing, Wednesday May 15, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testifies about the budget during a Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing, Wednesday May 15, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Trump administration misses another deadline to produce Trump's tax returns with Neal predicting dispute will go to court. More>>

Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 17.
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Stocks flopped on Friday, and investors herded into the safety of bonds after the market's reading on the U.S.-China trade war flipped back to worry. More>>

Argentina's Fernández announces vice presidential bid

(Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu... (Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu...
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Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández has announced her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections. More>>

Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers released in May... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers released in May...
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Federal numbers say two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S. More>>

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis shares a laugh with a group of faithful as he poses for a family photo, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis shares a laugh with a group of faithful as he poses for a family photo, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday May 15, 2019.
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Pope urges foreign media to search for truth, not fall prey to click-bait headlines. More>>

Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in US stock debut

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Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, jolted higher in its U.S. stock market debut Friday. More>>

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