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The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

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SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. More>>

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

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The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. More>>

Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

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Review: Apple's new TV-streaming gadget is nice, but an iTunes video upgrade makes it a real winner. More>>

California hits Gatorade in court for "anti-water" videogame

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California's attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement with Gatorade over allegations the company made "anti-water" statements in a cellphone video game. More>>

Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower last year. More>>

Trump adds economic action to North Korea military threats

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. More>>

GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

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An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin, home state of the measure's co-sponsor. More>>

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. More>>

Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

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A report in The Wall Street Journal says that hackers broker into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. More>>

Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices

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Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

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The Securities and Exchange Commission said its corporate filing system was hacked last year, and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. More>>

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

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A senior EU official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline. More>>

An accounting for meteorological violence among insurers

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Allstate expects $593 million in insurance losses for August due to Hurricane Harvey. More>>

House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan

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House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. More>>

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes

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A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

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Republicans are feeling the heat to succeed in 'Obamacare' replacement effort. More>>

Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

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President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. More>>

US stocks slide, first decline for the market this week

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U.S. stock indexes are veering slightly lower in early trading Thursday as investors size up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. More>>

Original Trix, made with artificial colors, is coming back

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Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made artificial dyes and ingredients, less than two years after the ingredients were banished from the cereal. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me? Video included

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Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments. More>>

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

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Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal. More>>

Surging stock market powers US wealth to $96.2 trillion

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Surging stock market, rising home values power US wealth to $96.2 trillion. More>>

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

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Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. More>>

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

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Two massive tunnels that would have transformed California's water system are looking like they might become just a pipe dream. More>>

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

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The family of L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, says she has died at age 94. More>>

The Latest: Trump talks North Korea, signs new order

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President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. More>>

Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is tightening its policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users. More>>

Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate rises to 3.83 percent

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Long-term mortgage rates rise: 30-year fixed hits 3.83 percent, up from low for 2017. More>>

Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring

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Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring that includes jobs for toy demonstrators _ despite its filing for bankruptcy. More>>

Standard & Poor's cuts China credit rating, citing debt

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The Standard & Poor's rating agency has cut China's credit rating, citing the country's rising debt load. More>>

Ryanair CEO admits mistakes amid cancellations crisis

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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is set to face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights. More>>

Need a new appliance? Learn, compare - then ask for a deal

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To save money on a major appliance, do your homework, visit a store and ask for a deal. And don't buy an extra warranty without reading the fine print. More>>

World shares mixed as markets mull latest Fed statement

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Asian shares mostly lower, dollar up after Fed says it start trimming bond holdings, plans one more interest rate increase this year. More>>

Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin

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One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after his vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin went viral. More>>

Dutch appeals court upholds ban on former Dutch Uber service

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An appeals court has upheld the Dutch government's ban on one of Uber's former ride-hailing services in the Netherlands. More>>

Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

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Claims for US unemployment benefits slide as Hurricane Harvey's impact declines. More>>

WTO sharply upgrades forecast for trade growth in 2017

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The World Trade Organization has revised sharply upward its forecast for world trade growth this year to 3.6 percent, citing "resurgence in Asian trade flows" and a rebound in North American import demand. More>>

Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problems

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Apple is confirming that the new Series 3 Watch has problems connecting to a cellular network. More>>

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

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Fed announces start of trimming of bond holdings with $10 billion reduction in October. More>>

GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo more than $10 billion for its illegal sales practices scandal but instead settled for $100 million, according to documents released by Congressional Republicans on Tuesday. More>>

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline Video included

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President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'. More>>

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

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A government watchdog says travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

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U.S. stock indexes are slightly lower in early trading ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

The Latest: Yellen stays quiet on wanting 2nd term

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Financial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting. More>>

US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

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US home sales declined 1.7 percent in August, dragged down by Hurricane Harvey and sales listing shortage. More>>

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

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Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers as slow, steady cost hikes have made it too expensive for many to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. More>>

Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

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Review: The Apple Watch goes solo, but don't ditch your phone just yet. More>>

The Latest: Trump says GOP health care law has 'good chance'

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President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law. More>>

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most

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The iPhone X might make your friends envious, but the iPhone 8 is the model for the masses _ similar to flying coach rather than first class. More>>

Fox bid for Sky referred to UK's competition regulator

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The British government has referred Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to competition authorities on public interest grounds, a move that sets up a six-month investigation into Rupert Murdoch's takeover plans. More>>

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

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The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been arrested as a crackdown intensifies on preparations for a secession vote that Spanish authorities have suspended. More>>

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

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

Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

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Equifax had a separate security breach earlier this year, raising additional questions about company's security practices. More>>

Toshiba board decides on chip sale to Bain Capital group

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Toshiba says its board has signed off on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal's future remains unclear as Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital opposes it. More>>

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

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Greek authorities say that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. More>>

European steel merger could see 4,000 jobs axed

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Germany's Thyssenkrupp says it has reached a preliminary deal with Tata Steel of India to merge the two companies' European steel operations in a joint venture. More>>

EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

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AP review finds trail of payments from chemical industry, lobbyists to research group run by EPA nominee. More>>

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

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China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a possible visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

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Russia seeks extradition of Russian citizen arrested in Greece and wanted by US in major cybercrime fraud case. More>>

Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting outcome

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Asian stock markets are little changed as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

ECB official says stimulus withdrawal should be no drama

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A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting committee says that it is time to start phasing out the bank's bond-purchase stimulus efforts. More>>

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

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States are asking for records from companies that make and distribute prescription opioid painkillers. More>>

Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment company

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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is creating an entertainment investment company as the deeply conservative kingdom loosens the reins on fun. More>>

Strong UK retail sales reinforces rate hike predictions

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Official figures show that retail sales in Britain during August rose strongly and for the third month running, a development that is likely to ease concerns about the scale of the inflation-led consumer slowdown. More>>

OECD thinks eurozone will grow as much as US this year

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has upgraded its economic growth forecasts for the 19-country eurozone following a run of upbeat news. More>>

NY attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details

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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked TransUnion and Experian for a cybersecurity update following the recent breach at Equifax, the other major credit monitoring service, that exposed sensitive information belonging to 143 million Americans. More>>

Zara store owner sees solid profit growth in H1

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Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara stores, says net profit jumped by 9 percent in the first half of its fiscal year, following strong growth in in-store and online sales. More>>

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes Video included

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project

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California is increasing the pressure for millions of state water users to help pay for a $16 billion project to re-engineer the state's water system. More>>

Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

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A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade. More>>

Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

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U.S. stock indexes are edging higher in early trading, extending the market's gains from a day earlier. More>>

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

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Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. More>>

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.". More>>

FedEx profit falls 17 percent, hurt by TNT cyberattack

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FedEx said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 17 percent, hurt by a cyberattack at its TNT Express business earlier in the summer that caused package delivery delays. More>>

The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

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Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on how much their tax plan would add to the government's debt. More>>

Predators target NFL concussion victims, lawyers say

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A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned they're being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money. More>>

The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

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Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement. More>>

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

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Norway's sovereign petrodollar wealth fund hits "milestone" $1 trillion in value, beating all expectations since 1996 establishment. More>>

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians may be affected by breach

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Equifax says approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information compromised in the massive cyberattack on the credit data company that was revealed this month. More>>

Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

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U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas. More>>

Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

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Roku hopes to raise up to $252 million with IPO as it moves to expand video streaming. More>>

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

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The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance. More>>

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

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US housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August, second straight monthly decline. More>>

Walgreens, Rite Aid trim store purchase deal to $4.38B

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Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past anti-trust regulators. More>>

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

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When a former St. Louis police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. More>>

Delta ends flights between Guam and Japan, cites low demand

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Delta Air Lines has announced it will end flights between Japan and Guam. More>>

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

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German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near the Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. More>>

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

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Kohl's says it will start accepting Amazon returns at some of its stores in Chicago and Los Angeles beginning next month. More>>

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. More>>

Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

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Post Holdings is buying Bob Evans Farms in a transaction valued at about xx that will help strengthen its position in the packaged food sector. More>>

Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of Fed

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Asian shares are mostly lower as investors await comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but Japan's benchmark finished higher on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street. More>>

US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

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US current account trade deficit rises to $123.1 billion in spring, largest gap since 2008. More>>

Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant

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Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees. More>>

In ceremonial budget speech, Dutch king sees strong economy

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The Dutch king is set to ride through The Hague in a horse-drawn carriage to deliver a speech to both houses of parliament outlining the government's budget for the coming year. More>>

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

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Fox News announces that Laura Ingraham will join its evening lineup of hosts at 10 p.m. starting next week. More>>

Portuguese regulator rejects Altice's bid for media company

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Portugal's telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create "significant obstacles" to competition. More>>

EU Chamber warns China: Open economy faster or risk backlash

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A foreign business group is appealing to China to move faster in carrying out pledges to open its state-dominated economy and warning that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade. More>>

Saudi authorities pressure Snapchat to block Al-Jazeera

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Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered. More>>

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

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State, federal authorities proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and credit monitoring industry. More>>

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

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Natural disasters such as this summer's hurricanes and wildfires can put a strain on state budgets, especially those experiencing an economic slowdown. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou. More>>

GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

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Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric. More>>

Asian shares mixed as Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhere

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U.S. stocks are modestly higher in early trading, building on the market's gains from last week, its best week since the beginning of the year. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

Nielsen says 11.4 million watch Emmy Awards

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An estimated 11.4 million people watched Stephen Colbert host the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the show roughly even with last year's audience. More>>

US homebuilder sentiment falls in September

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials. More>>

Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise

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Defense company Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion. More>>

Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

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Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations. More>>

Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that his government could stop doing business with Boeing if it doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier. More>>

Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

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Two executives at center of Equifax breach are leaving the company. More>>

Ryanair under pressure after messing up pilots' holidays

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Budget airline Ryanair is under pressure to provide more information to travelers after canceling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks because it mismanaged its pilots' holiday schedules. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

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The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that grants the Pentagon a $700 billion budget. More>>

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

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Two powerful Kentucky Republicans are sponsoring a bill that would move an economic development agency that helps Appalachia out of Washington. More>>

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums

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Budget analysts expect average premiums for individual health insurance to grow 15 percent next year, largely because it's unclear if President Donald Trump will block subsidies to insurers. More>>

Opposition sees Brexit 'chaos' in UK govt shifts and feuds

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Britain's statistics regulator has accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of misleadingly claiming that leaving the European Union will give Britain an extra 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to spend on health care. More>>

Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

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Best Buy follows US government, drops Kaspersky security software. Should consumers do the same?. More>>

Bank of England chief says UK to underperform until mid-2018

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says the British economy is likely to grow slower than its peers in the Group of Seven until the middle of next year. More>>

Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

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Switzerland's government says state cyber-experts detected and prevented an attempted cyberattack on the Swiss defense department, while another attack "disrupted" the systems of a contractor for the foreign affairs department. More>>

Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay

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A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is filing a lawsuit seeking class action status against the search giant for gender pay discrimination. More>>

Portugal is upgraded out of junk status and its markets jump

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Portugal's stock market is rising and its borrowing rates are falling after the country recovered its investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor's. More>>

The Latest: UK shifts Brexit team; opposition sees "chaos"

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The top civil servant on Britain's Brexit negotiating team has left the Department for Exiting the European Union in what opponents said was a sign of chaos in Britain's Conservative government. More>>

Angry Birds maker Rovio valued at $1 billion in planned IPO

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Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of "Angry Birds" and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at about $1 billion. More>>

Liz Weston: Squeamish about buying used items? Get over it

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People using thrift stores, garage sales and online sources of free goods say they find good quality items, saving themselves money and cutting down global waste. More>>

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

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Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it. More>>

Global markets edge up ahead of Trump speech, Fed meeting

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Asian stock markets have risen ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. More>>

3 bank customers in Germany fined for ignoring collapsed man

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German court has fined three bank customers for failing to help an elderly man who collapsed in a bank branch and later died. More>>

Get on with reforms, Greek PM tells ministers

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging ministers to get on with reforms demanded by creditors so the country can exit its bailout program in less than 10 months. More>>

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

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Population growth and development along U.S. coastlines are increasing faster than in inland areas, potentially putting more people and buildings in the path of future destruction from violent storms and rising sea levels. More>>

Burst fuel pipe to disrupt New Zealand flights through week

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A rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people and is expected to cause further cancellations and delays through next week. More>>

US-North Korean tensions prompt delay in Guam-Japan flights

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A Hong Kong-based airline says tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have prompted it to delay the start of flights between Guam and Japan. More>>

Dubai port operator DP World to pull out of Indonesia

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One of the world's largest port operators, DP World, says it will not be renewing its contract in Indonesia after failing to agree on renewal terms with the government. More>>

Equifax: Lesser impact from breach to UK residents

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Equifax says impact from security breach on British consumers is less severe than in U.S. More>>

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

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The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the domino-effect it is having on Northwest salmon and steelhead. More>>

Asian markets rise ahead of Trump speech, Fed meeting

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Asian stock markets have risen ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. More>>

Rolling Stone magazine to be sold

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Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever. More>>

Group: Ryanair cancellations bode ill for its Alitalia bid

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The Codacons consumer advocacy group said Ryanair's decision to cancel 2,000 flights over the next six weeks has put a poor light on its plans to bid for bankrupt Alitalia. More>>

BA flight in Paris gets extra security checks after threat

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Police and firefighters are verifying a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after reports of a problem. More>>

Beer flowing in Munich: Thousands head to Oktoberfest

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The beer is flowing again at Munich's fabled Oktoberfest. More>>

Boris Johnson fuels speculation about UK leadership bid

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has fueled speculation that he hopes to eventually succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, spelling out his Brexit goals days before her major policy speech on the subject. More>>

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

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US industrial production plunged 0.9 percent in August, most in 8 years, after Hurricane Harvey hammers factories. More>>

US retail sales dipped 0.2 pct. in August as auto sales fell

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US retail sales dipped 0.2 pct. in August as auto sales fell. More>>

Bitcoin ... the way to the future or path to financial ruin?

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If you bought bitcoin a year ago you'd be richer for it but if you bought this month, it might spell disaster. More>>

Dirty money? Wads of cut-up cash found in Geneva toilets

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A Geneva official has confirmed a local newspaper report saying wads of cut-up 500-euro (about $600) currency bills mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months. More>>

'Pharma Bro' locked up with terrorism and mob suspects

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli in fortress-like federal lockup; lack of internet the least of his inconveniences. More>>

Environmentalists get win in US coal-climate change lawsuit

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Court questions longstanding US government argument that blocking certain coal leases won't affect climate change because the coal could simply be mined elsewhere. More>>

S&P 500 tops 2,500 mark as tech and bank stocks climb

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US stocks are little changed as banks rise and technology companies fall. More>>

Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

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Tax cuts and calls for billions more for the military quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline. More>>

Man burned by caustic beer at casino eatery awarded $750,000

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A New Jersey man severely burned after drinking a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. More>>

The Latest: London attack highlights need to train US agents

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A commuter whose train had just left the Parsons Green station in southwest London says there was panic after a woman on the platform saw what appeared to be an explosion. More>>

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

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A top U.S. national security official says President Donald Trump will work to build business ties between the U.S. and other nations during the United Nations General Assembly next week. More>>

Samsung steps up push into autonomous driving technology

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Samsung Electronics Co. says it will spend 75 million euro ($89 million) in TTTech, a Vienna-based company that provides technologies for auto networks and safety controls to Audi cars and others. More>>

UN condemns North Korea's 'highly provocative' missile test

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North Korea fired a missile over Japan in its longest such flight and a clear message of defiance days after the U.N. Security Council adopted further sanctions. More>>

4 years later, cleanup nears end for big North Dakota spill

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Four years later, cleanup completion is in sight for a 20,000-barrel oil spill in North Dakota farmer's field. More>>

UN expert defends use of donation before reporting on Russia

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A U.N. human rights expert has taken the rare step of publicly defending his use of a $50,000 donation from Russia's government to support his work before he reported on the impact of economic sanctions on Russia. More>>

Equifax's troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach

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The Federal Trade Commission investigating into the security breach at credit bureau Equifax. More>>

Employers stepped up hiring in 6 US states last month

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Employers stepped up hiring in 6 US states last month, unemployment rate falls in 1 state. More>>

Survey: Factory activity in New York state remains solid

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Factory activity in New York pointed to strong growth in September, despite retreating from a three-year high in August. More>>

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on spike in electric cars

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The Renault-Nissan alliance is ramping up electric car production, vowing 12 new models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall production. More>>

The Latest: Renault-Nissan CEO confident in electrics future

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The Renault-Nissan alliance is aiming to boost annual sales to $240 billion and to sell 14 million cars a year by 2022. More>>

Kremlin condemns US ban on Kaspersky Labs software

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A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia regrets a decision by the U.S. government to ban federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software. More>>

Germany's Merkel backs French reforms, says patience needed

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is offering support for the French government's agenda of economic reforms. More>>

US businesses increase stockpiles in July

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US businesses increase stockpiles 0.2 percent in July, but at a slower pace than in June. More>>

World stocks fall on NKorea launch, central banks outlook

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Asian stocks mixed after North Korea fired off another missile, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions and denting investor sentiment. More>>

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