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Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring. More>>

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Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek to modernize the Russian economy if he's re-elected to another term next March. More>>

Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to key 2018 election

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Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to 2018 election, key tests are economic growth, democracy, reform. More>>

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

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Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. More>>

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies. More>>

Fox still plans to complete Sky takeover in Britain

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21st Century Fox says it will continue to pursue its 11.7 billion ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, even though Disney is buying a large part of the company owned by Rupert Murdoch's family. More>>

Defense closings at soccer corruption scandal trial

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The first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA (FEE'-fuh) soccer corruption scandal is moving toward the final phase. More>>

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

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The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in. More>>

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

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French police are looking for a homeless man who found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave with 300,000 euros ($354,000). More>>

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions. More>>

'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule

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Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has finally made it to space, just in time for the newest Star Wars movie. More>>

EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

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President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn his nomination after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. More>>

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader

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South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader; 'Collapse or begin a renewal'. More>>

Refugee quota opponents stump up funds to bolster EU borders

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EU leaders are gathering in Brussels set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. More>>

EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

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Britain's chief Brexit negotiator says a situation in which the U.K. crashes out of the European Union without a deal has become "massively less probable" because of a preliminary agreement reached last week. More>>

What stays, what goes: Disney and Murdoch after the sale

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Disney is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family. More>>

The Latest: Murdoch says Disney deal is return to lean roots

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Analysts say Disney's $52.4 billion deal to buy a large part of 21st Century Fox will put it in a better position to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. More>>

Technology companies and retailers lead US stocks higher

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Gains by technology companies and banks are helping to lift U.S. stocks higher in early trading. More>>

Men plead guilty to creating 'botnet' used to crash the web

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Men plead guilty to creating Mirai 'botnet' used in 2016 internet attack. More>>

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

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"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. More>>

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

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Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service next year, the latest company to marry wireless and video. More>>

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

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Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017. More>>

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

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Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results, summarize opposing sides on contentious questions. More>>

The Latest: New Polish leader hopes for compromise on Brexit

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Poland's new prime minister is making his foreign debut at a European Union summit, a first test of whether the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 225,000. More>>

European Central Bank keeps stimulus measures on track

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The European Central Bank has left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year. More>>

US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales

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US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping. More>>

US 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent

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US 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent; 15-year unchanged at 3.36 percent. More>>

Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control

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California and the Trump administration will square off before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. More>>

Splurged on an expensive gift? Don't forget to insure it

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If you're buying an amazing gift this year, it makes sense to protect the investment with insurance. More>>

New Polish PM debuts at summit, seeks better ties with EU

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A new Polish prime minister makes his foreign debut at a European Union summit Thursday, a first test if the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels. More>>

Germany's VW issues study on role during Brazil dictatorship

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German automaker Volkswagen says a study into its role during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has concluded that some site security officials in Brazil cooperated with the regime. More>>

The Latest: ECB did not discuss sudden end to stimulus

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European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the economic upswing is "stronger in Europe than the United States" but that the ECB is still far from raising interest rates as the Fed has done. More>>

Global stock markets drop after Fed rate hike

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Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike; China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates. More>>

The Latest: Putin backs efforts to find kids of IS fighters

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is concerned about the U.S. considering a pullout from key nuclear arms control pacts, adding that Moscow will stick to them. More>>

Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade

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The Bank of England is set to keep its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent on Thursday, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote. More>>

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. More>>

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

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Chinese authorities commandeer natural gas supplies to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy shortages in frigid weather. More>>

Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial

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Turkey's official news agency says police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey, in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker. More>>

Greek unions strike as bailouts to end with austerity blitz

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Greek workers walk off the job in 24-hour general strike that shuts down services across the country. More>>

Thousands of passengers affected by Niki airline's grounding

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Thousands of European travelers could be left stranded by the bankruptcy of Austrian budget carrier Niki, which has ceased flight operations. More>>

China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate

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China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged. More>>

Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

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Australia's financial crime intelligence agency has widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. More>>

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

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A report from a real estate company says prices for condos in Trump buildings with his gilded name above the door are falling in the first year of his presidency. More>>

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

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Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. More>>

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year Video included

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A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted. More>>

The Latest: China raises key policy rate after Fed's hike

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World stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. More>>

The Latest: IRS says bill could benefit taxpayers by Feb

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House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. More>>

Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

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Walmart is providing workers with an app that will help them budget their money and get paid earlier. More>>

Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle

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Republican higher education bill that eliminates key student loan subsidies and boosts for-profit colleges passes first major hurdle in House. More>>

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

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Some of Facebook's early friends are now its sharpest critics, accusing it and other social media giants of addicting their users and undermining democracy. More>>

Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case

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A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off. More>>

Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. More>>

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

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Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas. More>>

Gossip editors face HR training after harassment allegations

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The company that publishes Us Weekly, the National Enquirer and other gossip publications will hire outside experts for sexual harassment prevention training, after revelations that its top editor was twice the subject of sexual harassment investigations. More>>

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

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As inflation in Venezuela reaches catastrophic heights, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars. More>>

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump

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More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. More>>

EPA chief jets to Morocco to help promote fossil fuel use

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flew to Morocco to help encourage the North African kingdom to import liquefied natural gas from the United States. More>>

NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway

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Federal investigators say they probing an incident in which a Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. More>>

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

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With 'net neutrality' rules set for termination, some advocates are bracing for a long fight. More>>

Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year

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A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside. More>>

Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin suspect to US

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Greece's Supreme Court will rule on whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. More>>

The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way"

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Activists pretending to represent a massive wave of oil are holding a protest in Paris at the start of an international climate summit. More>>

Gold company expands Alaska operations north of Fairbanks

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A gold company has acquired mineral rights to land north of Fairbanks that is believed to contain millions of ounces of gold. More>>

Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year

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Saudi King Salman delivers annual speech outlining government's priorities for coming year, focusing on economy and emphasizing anti-corruption crackdown. More>>

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

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3 things to watch for from the Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference. More>>

CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

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CNN is claiming Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a tweet from his handle called the president a "pathetic loser" following Democrat Doug Jones winning Alabama's special Senate election. More>>

That new store card could torpedo your credit score

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Saving money on holiday purchases now by opening a store credit card could cost you later in credit score points. More>>

The Latest: UK lawmakers defeat government on Brexit bill

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British lawmakers have delivered a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement with the European Union. More>>

Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

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Target plans to boost same-day delivery by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon. More>>

EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additive

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The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive which is considered key in industrial meats for the ubiquitous doner kebab. More>>

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

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Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox, opening the door for a possible Disney bid. More>>

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

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Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. More>>

Spirit Airlines picks insider to become next CEO in 2019

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Spirit Airlines' chief financial officer will become the budget carrier's next CEO in 2019. More>>

Gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4 percent

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Rising gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4 percent in November. More>>

Collision in Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel kills 2

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Police say a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Switzerland's Gotthard tunnel has left two people dead and forced the temporary closure of the tunnel, a key transit route through the Alps. More>>

US-based climate scientists to take research to France

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Two U.S.-based climate scientists say it's a dream come true _ the offer of all-expenses-paid grants to advance their research in Europe instead of the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump. More>>

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

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Administration asserts GOP-backed tax overhaul will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers. More>>

Polish top journalists oppose fine on US-owned broadcaster

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The jury of Poland's main journalism award has condemned the imposition by a state regulator of a heavy fine on a private American-owned television for its coverage of 2016 anti-government protests. More>>

Global stocks steady ahead of expected Fed rate hike

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Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street gained as investors look ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. More>>

Germany's Lufthansa drops bid for Air Berlin's Niki unit

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Germany's Lufthansa says it has withdrawn its bid for the Niki division of bankrupt Air Berlin as it tries to secure European Union approval for its planned takeover of much of what was once the country's second-biggest airline. More>>

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

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A major security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, will begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday. More>>

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

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French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. More>>

EU approves Poland's program to develop clean energy

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The European Union's executive body says it has approved Poland's 9.4 billion euro plan for developing renewable energy sources. More>>

Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unit

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Toshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for sale of chip unit. More>>

Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands

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The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. More>>

NBC's 'Today' in ratings lead after Matt Lauer's firing

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NBC's 'Today' show beats ABC's 'Good Morning America' in the ratings for the second week in a row for the first time in a year. More>>

UK pay rates up but still lagging behind price rises

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Official figures are showing wages in Britain creeping up but still lagging the rise in prices, meaning working households continue to experience a real-terms pay cut as they ready for Christmas. More>>

Global firms snared in South Africa's corruption scandal

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Major global companies snared in growing South African corruption scandal around president. More>>

Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales

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The owner of the Zara fashion store says net profit jumped by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores. More>>

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

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The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. More>>

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups

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Some HealthCare.gov customers get incorrect message that no plans are available to them. More>>

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

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Soon you can watch football free on your phone on Yahoo with new Verizon-NFL deal. More>>

US wholesale prices up 0.4 percent in November

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US wholesale prices up 0.4 percent in November, led by big spike in gasoline prices. More>>

Female workers sue McCormick & Schmick's over lewd behavior

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Five female kitchen workers in Boston are detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit they're filing against a national restaurant chain. More>>

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

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U.S. stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading as investors size up the latest company earnings and deal news. More>>

Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba

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Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops. More>>

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. More>>

US budget deficit totals $138.5 billion in November

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US government records $138.5 billion deficit in November, up 1.4 percent from a year ago. More>>

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

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The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died at the age of 65. More>>

The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

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House and Senate negotiators are rushing to finalize the Republican tax legislation for a vote next week, to deliver the promised measure to President Donald Trump before Christmas. More>>

UK inflation rises to highest level since March 2012

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will have to write a letter to Britain's Treasury chief explaining why inflation in the country is running by more than a percentage point above target. More>>

Poland's PM: we don't want a divided Europe of 2 speeds

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Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in his policy speech Tuesday that Poland "fits the European puzzle" and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 4-10

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Dec. 4-10. More>>

Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

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Authorities say that an explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia has left one person dead and 21 injured. More>>

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. More>>

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

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New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear. More>>

EU's Tusk: Brexit will be a "furious race against time"

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The European Union's top Brexit legislator is criticizing British negotiator David Davis for his comments that last week's agreement between the EU and Britain was merely "a statement of intent. More>>

Amid Amazon competition, Westfield malls sold for $15.7B

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French real estate company Unibail-Rodamco is buying Australia-based shopping mall operator Westfield Corporation in a deal that values it at $24.7 billion. More>>

Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland

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A union is calling on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, though it says there will be no walkouts in the days around Christmas. More>>

World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

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Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over Fed, China. More>>

The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher

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Start of bitcoin futures trading overwhelms exchange. More>>

Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns

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Bitcoin surges but then falls sharply; banks raise concern about risk ahead of the debut of bitcoin futures next week. More>>

New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct

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The New Yorker magazine says it has cut ties with its well-known politics reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct. More>>

Poland's new PM to list his goals in speech to lawmakers

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Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals after he was tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad. More>>

The Latest: Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan

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President Donald Trump is making his final pitch for the Republican tax plan in a speech to the American people. More>>

Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

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Federal officials have warned that patients at a Dallas psychiatric hospital are at risk two years after Texas regulators threatened to shut down the facility over safety problems. More>>

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

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Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities. More>>

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

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The Trump administration is estimating the Republican tax bill will generate about $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years from a boost to economic growth. More>>

Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali, facing sexual misconduct allegations, steps away from daily operations at his restaurant empire. More>>

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

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A group of U.S.-based climate scientists are about to win multi-year grants worth more than $1 million each to relocate to France instead. More>>

Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over China

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U.S. stock indexes are edging higher in early trading as gains in technology and energy companies outweigh losses among makers of packaged foods and other consumer goods. More>>

Coffee shop wants to be Denver's first legal marijuana club

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Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs. More>>

Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

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Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy. More>>

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

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Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. More>>

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans are facing criticism for using government resources to attack a private retail company that opposes the Trump administration's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. More>>

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

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Pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases. More>>

Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

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A government panel is urging the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until the company that operates them can finish inspections and repair coating gaps. More>>

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. More>>

Waiting for Congress, Mnuchin makes 2nd emergency debt move

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Treasury takes second emergency step to keep from breaching debt limit. More>>

In tax push, Trump's team uses a dubious growth estimate

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In tax push, Trump team uses growth estimate that independent analyses consider unrealistic. More>>

Polish media regulator fines US-owned news channel $420,000

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Poland's media regulator has imposed a fine of nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) on a private news channel for what it alleges was unfair reporting during a political crisis last year. More>>

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

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Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. More>>

US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

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A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws. More>>

Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

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The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade.". More>>

Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference

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Fed is set to lift rates for 3rd time this year as Yellen gives final news conference as chair. More>>

Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each other

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Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. More>>

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries. More>>

UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says there's new optimism in Brexit talks. More>>

US job openings slip in October, but hiring increased

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US job openings fell in October to roughly 6 million, but hiring rose 4.4 percent. More>>

Liz Weston: Refusing to pay could hurt you more than them

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Refusing to pay for a service or product that didn't live up to its promises can cause trouble for you, but there are other options. More>>

'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

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Disney and Pixar's "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. More>>

HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges

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HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will seek the dismissal of deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in a move that recognizes efforts to strengthen safeguards against money laundering. More>>

Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopes

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Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report; central banks and data releases in focus. More>>

Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

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President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America.". More>>

Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

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Germany's Siemens AG says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya. More>>

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

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Austrian media are reporting that a tunnel-boring machine has caught fire at the construction site of a tunnel under the Alps that will link Austria with Italy. More>>

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

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The launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin underscores the virtual currency's increasing mainstream acceptance. In Asia, it already has a wide following among speculators and investors, though regulators are wary. More>>

Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story

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U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent. More>>

Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM

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Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo is taking shape as the upscale Park MGM casino-hotel. More>>

Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs

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Ohio is set to name recipients of up to $12 million in competitive grants aimed at supporting scientific breakthroughs to solve the national opioid crisis. More>>

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

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The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms last week. More>>

Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

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Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report; central banks and data releases in focus. More>>

A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

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US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent. More>>

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

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Heavy snow is causing road and travel disruption across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting roads and causing traffic accidents. More>>

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

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Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show streaming devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. More>>

Media fight Kushners for names of partners in Md. buildings

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News outlets including The Associated Press are filing a motion in federal court arguing a document that reveals the names of investors in Kushner Cos. properties should be unsealed and available to the media. More>>

2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

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Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress. More>>

Key Brexit advocate says voters can change UK deal with EU

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A key government advocate of leaving the European Union says that voters will be able to change the future relationship with the 28-nation bloc if they wish. More>>

Jury sides with San Diego in Comic Con trademark battle

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A jury is deliberating in a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over rights to use the phrase "comic con.". More>>

CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip

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CNN issues a correction to its report about an email tipping off the Trump campaign to Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton. More>>

California opens online system to license new pot industry

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California has started taking applications to license its emerging legal marijuana industry. More>>

Ford won't contribute to MSNBC until resolving allegations

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Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' say he will not be a contributor on the show until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. More>>

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade. More>>

Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments

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Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. More>>

Former Amazon analyst gets 6 months for insider trading

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A former Amazon financial at Amazon has been sentenced to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine after admitting he tipped off a college friend to details about the company's upcoming first-quarter earnings report in spring 2015. More>>

Trump says fines for Wells Fargo will not be dropped

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President Donald Trump says on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased.". More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

2 sunflower seed competitors in spitting match over slogans

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Two sunflower seed competitors in the Dakotas in spitting match over slogans, accuse each other of false advertising. More>>

S&P 500 returns to record following strong US jobs report

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Stocks climbed around the world on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. More>>

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Japan economy gains momentum, grows 2.5 percent in July-Sept

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Japan reports its economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual pace in July-September, upgrading an earlier estimate of 1.4 percent growth. More>>

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