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GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise

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Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. More>>

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Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

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Hundreds of inventors are auditioning their wares for Walmart as part of an "open call" by the world's largest retailer, hopeful the company will offer them shelf space at up to 4,700 stores nationwide. More>>

Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors

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Prosecutor: Former pharmaceutical company CEO built a bogus hedge fund empire on 'lies upon lies'. More>>

South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

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South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year, alarming some conservationists. More>>

Shkreli jury selection expected to take a third day

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Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial. More>>

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan Video included

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President Donald Trump is taking issue with a New York Times story that portrays him as disengaged in the push for the Senate Republican health care bill. More>>

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

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President Donald Trump keeps taking time out to run for re-election. More>>

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

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President Donald Trump can command an audience and deliver a sales pitch. But some Republicans worry he doesn't stick to the script on health care. More>>

Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion

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Private equity firm Sycamore is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. More>>

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

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New, highly virulent malware apparently seeded in Ukraine wreaks global disruption. More>>

Asian shares rally on Wall St rebound as confidence rises

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U.S. stocks are moving broadly higher in early trading, recouping some of the losses from a day earlier. More>>

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes Video included

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The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of 'Obamacare' is on the brink after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, shelved votes planned for this week. More>>

US demands more security on international flights to US

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The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security for international flights bound to the United States. More>>

Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end

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Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit suburban Cleveland on Wednesday to meet with small business owners. More>>

South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on NKorea

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South Korea's new leader is coming to Washington on a visit aimed at reconciling differences with President Donald Trump. More>>

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

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The Food and Drug Administration is making 2 moves to boost the number of approved generic drugs, to make medicines affordable and prevent price gouging. More>>

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

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Merck surprise: Experimental cholesterol drug, discounted by many, reduced heart attacks, deaths and other heart complications in huge patient study. More>>

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

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Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal drive; leading Republicans disagree over cuts to health care for the poor. More>>

Prosecutors settle Panda Express discrimination claim

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Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens. More>>

Correction: Google-Europe story

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The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. More>>

Trump attacks Washington Post, Amazon over 'internet taxes'

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President Donald Trump attacked the Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes.". More>>

The Latest: Maersk's terminals still crippled in cyberattack

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Work at an Indian container port has been stalled by malicious software that is crippling computers globally. More>>

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

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The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations as sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. More>>

Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs

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Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years. More>>

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills

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President Trump is asking the House for tougher punishments for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for "sanctuary" cities and states. More>>

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

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Pound jumps on Bank of England chief's remarks about timing of rate hike. More>>

Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

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A study has found U.S. public college and university presidents saw their pay increase by an average of 5.3 percent last year. More>>

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

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California regulators are taking a pivotal step toward requiring the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a warning label. More>>

Russia scraps plans to ban Telegram messaging app

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Russian authorities have ditched plans to ban a messaging app after its owner agreed to Russian registration. More>>

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

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The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more. More>>

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

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A Florida man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a New York judge who says he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process illegal bitcoin transactions. More>>

UK's weakened government passes first vote since election

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Britain's Conservative minority government is facing its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election, as lawmakers prepare to vote on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts. More>>

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

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Pandora, under intensifying pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, says that CEO Tim Westergren has stepped down. More>>

Blue Apron slices share price range, hinting at tough market

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Blue Apron, the meal-kit delivery company, slashed the price it expects to sell its shares by as much as 40 percent, a sign that the company may be having trouble attracting investors. More>>

US pending home sales slip for 3rd straight month

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Measure of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell 0.8 percent in May; 3rd straight monthly decline. More>>

Greece eyes market return as debt dispute still simmering

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Representatives of Greece's rescue creditors say the country is on target to regain market access by the end of the year and exit the bailout program next summer. More>>

Highest-paid public college chiefs in 2016, by the numbers

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Highest-paid public college chiefs in 2016, by the numbers. More>>

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

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Facebook says it deleted about 600,000 posts in the last two months as the social media giant seeks to crack down on what it considers to be hateful posts. More>>

Macron's government kicks off controversial labor reform

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President Emmanuel Macron's government is launching an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency. More>>

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

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Avis Budget Group is teaming up with Waymo to help support its self-driving car program. More>>

Toshiba sues Western Digital in feud over memory unit sale

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Toshiba sues Western Digital in feud over memory unit sale, seeks $1.1 billion in damages. More>>

For a week, Fallon retakes the lead from Colbert

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NBC's Jimmy Fallon beat CBS' Stephen Colbert in last week's late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump became president. More>>

Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill Video included

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Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law. More>>

EU prolongs Russia economic sanctions by 6 months

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The European Union has officially extended economic sanctions against Russia by 6 months for destabilizing Ukraine. More>>

Global stocks fall on jitters over central bank policy

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Global stock sell-off extends to Asia as Wall Street, European declines weigh on investor sentiment. More>>

Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

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The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar. More>>

German Cabinet approves plan to boost spending next year

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Germany's Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 2.6 percent increase in spending next year and a balanced budget over the next four years. More>>

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

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With the speed and force of a Jedi Starfighter, Los Angeles officials have cleared the way for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to build a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art just down the road from his alma mater, the University of Southern California. More>>

Bulgaria, Romanian leaders: we're not opposed to Russia

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The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania insist they don't oppose Russia, despite both Eastern European countries being members of NATO and the European Union. More>>

'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

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A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. More>>

Philips says it has agreement to take over Spectranetics

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Dutch electronics and health care technology company Philips says it has an agreement to buy The Spectranetics Corporation in a deal worth 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion). More>>

Greek garbage collectors reject compromise as trash piles up

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Greece's municipal garbage collectors are extending an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high summer temperatures. More>>

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal Video included

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Congress' nonpartisan budget referee says the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's law. More>>

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

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President Donald Trump keeps taking time out to run for re-election. More>>

Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

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With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. More>>

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

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California water officials are relying hydrology tests performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. More>>

The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

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Ukraine's prime minister says that a cyberattack affecting his country is "unprecedented," but "vital systems haven't been affected". More>>

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

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A new analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill. More>>

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

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Toshiba pushes back deadline for reaching agreement to sell its lucrative computer memory chip business. More>>

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

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U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading, led by declines in phone and technology companies. More>>

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

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Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. More>>

Estates of Bernie Madoff's 2 sons to keep nearly $4 million

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A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement. More>>

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

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Board rejects Puerto Rico budget, said it lacks $200 million in savings and contains nearly $120 million in overspending, ineligible expenditures. More>>

Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic control

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A House panel is taking up legislation Tuesday that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. More>>

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

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Records show the Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely-used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains. More>>

In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions

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Desert ranchers and two of the New Mexico's most prominent Republican politicians are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state. More>>

IMF trims economic forecast for US amid growth uncertainty

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IMF trims economic growth forecast for US and says Trump's growth goals 'unlikely'. More>>

Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

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Lines are expected Saturday outside some medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities that will begin selling pot for recreational use for the first time since voters approved it in November. More>>

New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

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The Trump administration's new policy on travel by Americans to Cuba is creating winners and losers. More>>

Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

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Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. More>>

Yellen: Banking reforms should avert future financial crisis

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Yellen: Hopefully banking reforms mean next severe banking crisis will not happen 'in our lifetimes'. More>>

New president's politicking raises ethics flags

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Barely five months into office President Donald Trump keeps taking time out to run for re-election. More>>

US commerce secretary: US, Europe should have trade accord

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is saying that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement. More>>

Scottish leader puts second independence referendum on hold

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon puts second independence referendum on hold. More>>

Darden CEO: Millennials still enjoy chains like Olive Garden

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Darden CEO: Millennials still enjoy sit-down restaurant chains like Olive Garden. More>>

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

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Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Int'l arrivals to US declined slightly in October 2016

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International arrivals to the U.S. declined slightly in October 2016 compared with October 2015, government data says. More>>

Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

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The head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. More>>

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

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In the shadow of the moon: The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years will first be visible in Oregon, and Madras is predicted to be among the country's best viewing spots. More>>

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

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SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida. More>>

Egg executives in salmonella case must report to prison

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A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak have exhausted their appeals and a federal judge has ordered them to begin serving prison sentences. More>>

Trump organization ends management of Toronto tower

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A high-end hotel and condominium tower in Toronto will no longer bear the Trump brand name. More>>

Robust US home price gains cool slightly in April

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US home prices rise at robust pace in April as buyers compete for scarce supply. More>>

Treasury chief says UK wants economy 'anchored' in Europe

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Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union. More>>

Mexico consumer agency targets airline bag fees, delays

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Mexico's consumer agency has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines, especially in the areas of bag fees and delays. More>>

Consumer confidence rises in June

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U.S. consumers became more confident in June to a reading of 118.9. More>>

Draghi: Stimulus could be scaled back if economy improves

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European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's stimulus efforts need to be "persistent" even as the economy recovers and that any scaling back of support has to come gradually. More>>

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. More>>

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

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British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.". More>>

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

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Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. More>>

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

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CNN wasn't talking Monday about why it had to retract an online story about a meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. More>>

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there Video included

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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. files for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overcome by lawsuits and recall costs. More>>

European stocks dented by surge in the euro

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Asian stocks mostly higher in a range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. More>>

Europe's once positive world view of US slips under Trump

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Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably than favorably under President Donald Trump. More>>

Court cancels Uber ban in Czech 2nd largest city of Brno

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An appeals court in the Czech Republic has overridden a lower court ruling that banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. More>>

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

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Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted. More>>

Correction: Britain-London Fire story

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American cladding maker Arconic says it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower. More>>

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

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Chinese censors have ordered three popular internet services to stop streaming video, prompting a sell-off in the U.S.-trade shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. More>>

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

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A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders. More>>

Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt rises

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China's top economic official has tried to quell concern about its rising debt levels, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's growth targets. More>>

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

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U.S. stock indexes are moving higher in early trading, led by gains in banks and other financial companies. More>>

Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources

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With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. More>>

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

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A powerful House Republican is set to press his case for $705 billion in military spending next year. More>>

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

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Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. More>>

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

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President Donald Trump will welcome India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House. Modi is expected Monday afternoon for meetings with Trump. More>>

Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

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The Senate has confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel. More>>

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

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BMW plans to invest an additional $600 million in its South Carolina plant and create 1,000 more jobs over the next four years. More>>

Ex-CEO's reputation precedes him, affects jury selection

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A former pharmaceutical CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent can't keep quiet ahead of his fraud trial. More>>

Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

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America's railroad is counting on an airline industry veteran's leadership during a summer of reckoning for congested tracks and crumbling infrastructure. More>>

World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

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The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed and fertilizer for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize. More>>

UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

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The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party has struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. More>>

Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

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California regulators are taking a pivotal step toward requiring the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a warning label. More>>

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

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Facebook is nearing 2 billion users and as it does, it wants to be a more 'meaningful' force in their lives. More>>

Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

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Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center. More>>

Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

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Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is an acclaimed first novel by Cameroon-born author Imbolo Mbue. More>>

Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'

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Cyprus has signed a deal with a consortium made up of Melco International, Hard Rock and Cypriot CNS Group to build what officials said will be Europe's largest casino that will be part of the continent's only integrated casino resort. More>>

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

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China, the United States and India have been ramping up coal mining in 2017, making an abrupt departure from last year's record global declines for the heavily-polluting fuel. More>>

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

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A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it is costing jobs, contrary to another new study released last week. More>>

Liz Weston: Black marks fall off credit reports in July

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A major change in credit report data may mean much improved scores for some Americans and modest increases for others. More>>

China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison

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Crown Resorts employees are standing trial in a Chinese city in a gambling case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China. More>>

Nestle stock surges amid reports US hedge fund takes stake

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Nestle says it's keeping "an open dialogues with all of our shareholders" after news reports that a U.S. hedge fund has taken a large stake sent shares of the Swiss food and beverages giant soaring. More>>

After Greek and Icelandic, is French the next trendy yogurt?

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After Greek and Icelandic yogurts, is French the next trendy international variety?. More>>

Back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace deal talks

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It's back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace talks. More>>

US durable goods orders fell in May by the most in 18 months

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US durable goods orders fell in May by most in 18 months, led by sharp fall in aircraft demand. More>>

Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

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Authorities in Indonesia say they've issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general. More>>

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

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Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. More>>

EU weighs retaliatory measures as US eyes steel tariffs

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A top EU trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to slap steel tariffs on imports from the EU. More>>

German economic strength gives European markets a lift

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Asian stock markets have risen after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and gas prices. More>>

Germany: sausage makers use loophole to skip antitrust fines

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Germany's antitrust authority says it had to revoke 238 million euros ($266 million) in fines imposed on sausage manufacturers for price collusion because the companies used a now-closed loophole in competition law. More>>

German business confidence reaches new record high

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Business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers' view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens, according to a closely watched survey. More>>

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

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Britain's government is urging local officials across the country to submit samples of tower block cladding "as a matter of urgency" after tests found that all cladding samples so far have failed fire safety tests. More>>

The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

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Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company have pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling in a Chinese court, an Australian official says. More>>

Q&A: Why a tax overhaul is such a tough job for GOP

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Q&A: If Republicans are known for cutting taxes, why has overhauling the tax code turned into such a struggle?. More>>

Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open

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The Italian government is making 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank last week had deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures. More>>

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

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A global financial organization says the world economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. More>>

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Asian markets higher after Wall Street rebound

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Asian stock markets have risen after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and gas prices. More>>

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

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Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. More>>

Court says Iowa lottery rigging investigation took too long

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The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a lottery security expert charged with attempting to claim a $16.5 million Iowa jackpot that he rigged. More>>

Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin weds a Scottish actress. More>>

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

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Uber says former CEO Travis Kalanick knew a self-driving car expert accused of stealing trade secrets from Google possessed information that didn't belong to him before he joined Uber last year. More>>

The Latest: 34 UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

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A local council in London says it evacuated some 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire safety issues in four public housing towers. More>>

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

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A New York judge says Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe designs. More>>

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

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Stocks were listless in early trading on Wall Street, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace to end the week almost exactly where it started. More>>

Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no. More>>

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. More>>

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

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Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up. More>>

The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters Video included

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Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health law. More>>

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

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New home sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May, led by gains in the South and West. More>>

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

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Federal regulators are scheduled to release an assessment of the environmental impacts of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would part of Virginia. More>>

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

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Major issues for consumers as Republicans pursue their health care initiative. More>>

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the most important principle for journalists should be to avoid upsetting those featured in their writing and broadcasting. More>>

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

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There has been diplomatic movement in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries and the nation of Qatar. More>>

Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks

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Italy's premier says holders of accounts in 2 troubled Italian banks will have their savings guaranteed despite insolvency proceedings. More>>

Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" on how to proceed with the negotiations to leave the bloc. More>>

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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British authorities are studying samples of cladding similar to that used on the west London apartment building that caught fire, killing at least 79 people. More>>

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says Video included

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The Trump administration is set to authorize the $2 billion sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India. More>>

ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

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The European Central Bank says two troubled Italian banks will be wound down because they were about to fail. More>>

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

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U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure

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The Latest: Turkey has no plans to shut down military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi, other Arab states. More>>

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

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Federal regulators are scheduled to release an assessment of the environmental impacts of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would part of Virginia. More>>

Sears closes another 20 stores

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Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another 20 stores _ 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores _ as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. More>>

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

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The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan. More>>

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives for Foxconn

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Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led state House to pass economic development incentives when it meets in July, saying there's still time to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to Michigan. More>>

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

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A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed. More>>

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. More>>

Clarification: Science Says-Too Hot To Fly story

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Triple-digit heat is baking the American Southwest and keeping some planes grounded because of simple physics. More>>

Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results

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America's leading mayors want voters and higher-ranking politicians to look to the nation's city halls for example of government actually working. More>>

Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing

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Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of a prolonged heat and dry spell that prompted authorities to ration water and declare a state of emergency in some areas. More>>

The Latest: Syngenta to appeal $218M verdict in seed case

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Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta says it will appeal a Kansas federal jury's awarding of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued the company over its introduction of a genetically modified corn seed variety. More>>

Eurozone economy enjoyed 'best quarter in over 6 years'

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A closely watched survey shows that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone has slipped back in June to a five-month low but that the region still enjoyed its best quarter for more than six years. More>>

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

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European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week. More>>

Oil prices remain driver across financial markets

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Most Asian shares little changed as oil halts its decline, China stocks fall as regulators step up scrutiny. More>>

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

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The Norwegian prime minister has warned Brazil's president to curb deforestation or Norway will reduce its financial contribution this year. More>>

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

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Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'. More>>

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