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Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

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Members of Congress are warning that newspapers in their home states are in danger of layoffs, cutting coverage or going out of business entirely if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. More>>

NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines

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The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is address concerns that led to the warnings against African Americans flying on its airplanes. More>>

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

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A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it. More>>

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. More>>

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

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After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. More>>

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

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Facebook is showing sudden interest in robotics, though it's not because it wants to build mechanical friends. More>>

The Latest: Senators press Fed chairman on trade threats

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The Latest: Federal Reserve Chairman Powell says generally lower tariffs boost economic growth. More>>

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

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The Trump administration is lifting requirements for some tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefits groups that spend millions on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. More>>

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

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APNewsBreak: Twitter has suspended more than 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. More>>

UnitedHealth posts big profit jump but sees room to improve

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UnitedHealth is reporting second-quarter earnings of $2.92 billion, for exceeding Wall Street expectations. More>>

Blankfein to step aside as Goldman CEO, Solomon to take over

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Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein to retire, to be replaced by David Solomon. More>>

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

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A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago says it has received funding to pursue plans for artificially grown meat. More>>

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

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San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. More>>

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit. More>>

Amazon upbeat on Prime Day, despite early glitches

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Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message. More>>

Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber growth flops

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Netflix's second-quarter subscriber growth disappoints investors, causing stock to fall 14 percent. More>>

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

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Source says government regulators are investigating whether Uber's pay structure discriminated against the ride-hailing service's women workers. More>>

FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations. More>>

US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

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US stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday as big losses for Netflix affect consumer-focused companies and technology firms. More>>

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down rebellion over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. More>>

Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

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Millions in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot and dry weather in years. More>>

UK's May faces fresh revolt over Brexit trade bill vote

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The official group campaigning for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law. More>>

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un harshly reprimanded local officials over the failure to finish building a hydroelectric power plant in a public rebuke indicating he's struggling to improve the economy. More>>

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

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The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs. More>>

Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

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Human-rights group questions DEA use of rigged smartphones designed to defeat encryption. More>>

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

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Office space sharing company WeWork says it will no longer serve red or white meat at company events and also won't allow employees to charge meat to the company. More>>

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

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FDA wants to make it easier for some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter. More>>

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes Video included

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Numerous current and former residents of a New York apartment building owned by Kushner's family real estate firm say they were targeted in a campaign to push them out. More>>

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

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Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults". More>>

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

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Defense contractor Raytheon has reaffirmed its commitment to Britain amid ongoing political turmoil connected to its upcoming departure from the European Union. More>>

Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

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Germany is hosting the launch of European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year. More>>

Powell bullish on US economy, expects rates to keep rising

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Fed Chairman Powell says strong economy points to gradual rate hikes. More>>

Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q

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Johnson & Johnson tops revenue and profit expectations. More>>

Goldman Sachs' 2Q profit up 44 pct; CEO Blankfein to retire

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Goldman Sachs posts 44 percent rise in 2Q earnings, driving by trading and investment banking. More>>

US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

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US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent on rising factory output. More>>

World markets turn lower ahead of comments by Fed chair

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Asian markets mostly lower as trade tensions weigh on sentiment. More>>

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. More>>

Amazon workers strike in Europe to coincide with Prime Day

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Amazon workers in Spain are holding their second of a three-day strike over salary and working conditions coinciding with the online retailing giant's major shopping holiday. More>>

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

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US brings WTO cases against China, EU and others in dispute over American steel tariffs. More>>

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

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China's government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy. More>>

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

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U.S. President Donald Trump might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. More>>

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

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A former U.K. Cabinet minister from the ruling Conservative Party has called for a new Brexit referendum, an idea long assailed by the prime minister. More>>

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

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US stocks are little changed in early trading as banks rise with interest rates and Bank of America climbs after a solid second-quarter report. More>>

APNewsBreak: State gets 5 more sports betting applications

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It's already late in the fourth quarter for some gambling companies' plan to offer legal sports betting in New Jersey before football season starts. More>>

IMF: World economy likely to grow 3.9 percent this year

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IMF keeps global growth forecast at 3.9 percent this year despite worries about trade tensions. More>>

Heading for clouds: Aviation sector faces trade turbulence

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Aircraft makers at the Farnborough International Airshow say thousands of jobs are at risk in this most international of industries as U.S. President Donald Trump raises tariffs and other countries retaliate. More>>

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

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"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. More>>

US: Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports

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US officials say some businesses that continue to import Iranian oil after the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions.". More>>

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

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An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

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Survey of economists: US sales, employment and wages will likely grow over next 3 months. More>>

Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

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The chairman of the U.K. Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data. More>>

Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

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A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company. More>>

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

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European Council President Donald Tusk has urged President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work together to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. More>>

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

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The European Union is giving Airbnb until the end of August to answer some EU complaints that the U.S. company's pricing presentation does not meet EU consumer standards. More>>

US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

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US retail sales rose at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June as optimistic consumers spend more. More>>

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

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Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. More>>

Trump DOJ appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Trump Justice Department is appealing US judge's approval of AT&T-Time Warner megamerger. More>>

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

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Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. More>>

US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

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American lobbying firm sought to recruit ambassadors of several countries to help support Russian company sanctioned by US. More>>

Italy's Salvini doesn't exclude EU veto on Russia sanctions

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Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. More>>

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

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Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period. More>>

Bank of America 2Q profits boosted by tax law, higher rates

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Bank of America 2Q profits jump 33 percent, helped by lower tax bill and higher interest rates. More>>

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

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Detroit has seen a remarkable turnaround since becoming the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy five years ago this month. More>>

Financial forum: Virtual currencies need close monitoring

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An international forum on financial regulation say virtual currencies such as Bitcoin do not now pose a threat to global stability but cautions that "vigilant monitoring" is needed in light of a rapidly changing market. More>>

Why traditional credit scores still matter

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Alternative data, such as your social media and smartphone choices, will not replace traditional credit scores anytime soon. More>>

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

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The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry admits it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market. More>>

China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

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China's economic growth slowed to 6.7 percent in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff war with Washington. More>>

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc. More>>

Long-troubled Deutsche Bank says profits unexpectedly high

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Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, says it foresees considerably higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter _ results that it says underline the company's "resilience.". More>>

China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets Putin

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Shares lower in Asia on lackluster China growth, trade tensions. More>>

Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

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The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94. More>>

Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

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Shares lower in Asia on lackluster China growth, trade tensions. More>>

DC Metro workers call for strike amid 2-year labor dispute

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Members of the Washington Metro's largest union have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their leader to call for a strike amid an extended labor dispute. More>>

Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers Video included

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Banging, drilling, dust, rats: Kushner Cos. tenants say relentless construction was used to push them out for luxury condo buyers. More>>

German authorities question Opel over diesel vehicles

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German automaker Opel reportedly faces questions over emissions from its diesel vehicles, an issue that's already tarnished many of its competitors. More>>

Rush on for casinos to start sports bets before football

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New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by Monday or risk not being approved in time for the start of football season. More>>

Federal Reserve projects further gradual hikes in key rate

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Fed projects further gradual rate hikes that will put rate at a slightly restrictive level by late 2019. More>>

Papa John's starts pulling founder's image from marketing

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APNewsBreak: Papa John's to pull founder image from marketing following reports he used racial slur. More>>

JPMorgan's profits rise 18 percent, helped by lower taxes

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JPMorgan Chase second-quarter profits rise by 18 percent from a year ago, as the bank continues to benefit from higher interest rates and a lower tax bill following last year's passage of President Donald Trump's tax law. More>>

Wells Fargo 2Q earnings fall as impact of scandals linger

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Wells Fargo 2Q earnings fall, revenue rises. More>>

Citigroup 2Q earnings rise 16 pct; revenue growth is tepid

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Citigroup 2Q earnings rise as revenue increases. More>>

Lobbying firm sought envoys help to salvage Russian company

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A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries for an elaborate campaign to persuade the Trump administration to lift U.S. sanctions against a Russian manufacturing giant. More>>

New Jersey track brings sports bets to New York's doorstep

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A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep. More>>

Passenger fury at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

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Dozens of Ryanair passengers have been discharged from hospital after being treated for nausea following an unscheduled landing in Germany. More>>

Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

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Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. More>>

The Latest: "Baby Donald" blimp flies over Edinburgh march

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Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Edinburgh to protest against President Donald Trump, who is staying in Scotland over the weekend. More>>

As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

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Russia's World Cup is coming to an end, leaving the host nation with newfound confidence on the field but some host cities burdened with costly arenas. More>>

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

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France's military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as it prepares to march through Paris for Bastille Day celebrations. More>>

Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US

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Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America. More>>

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

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President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

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The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit. More>>

Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations. More>>

Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

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China's official Xinhua News Agency says a blast in an industrial park in a southwestern province has killed 19 people and injured 12 others. More>>

Commerce's Ross selling stock in response to ethics concerns

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he is selling off all his vast stock holdings after news reports raised questions about the timing of some of his stock transactions and he received a sharp reprimand from the chief federal ethics officer. More>>

AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

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U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars. More>>

US agency urges automakers to speed up Takata recalls

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The U.S. government's road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. More>>

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

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A Greek court has agreed to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. More>>

Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts

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Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked _ denying access to its owner _ from how it counts users' followers. More>>

Wife of late UAW official sentenced in corruption probe

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The wife of a late union official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers. More>>

Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

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Chipmaker Broadcom says it is buying IT management software company CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash. More>>

Despite some wobbles, stocks end the week with more gains

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Global shares rose Friday as investors focused on a run of earnings statements from U.S. banks. More>>

Streaming rules Emmys as Netflix snaps 17-year HBO streak Video included

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Blockbuster movies typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans grumbling, but the Emmys honor popular shows like 'Game of Thrones.'. More>>

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

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Detaining immigrant children is a growing business for private contractors, who stand to earn $1 billion this year _ a tenfold increase from 2007. More>>

Ex-employee criticizes investigation into top Globe editor

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A former Boston Globe employee who accused the newspaper's top editor of sending her inappropriate text messages is criticizing an investigation that found he didn't violate the company's anti-harassment policy. More>>

Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its bid to take full control of Sky in a prolonged battle with Comcast for the lucrative pay TV service. More>>

Correction: US-China Tariffs-The Latest story

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Chinese seafood merchants say they have already begun buying lobster and fish from other countries as tariffs make American seafood too expensive. More>>

Correction: US-China Tariffs story

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Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. More>>

The Latest: Trump, queen getting acquainted over tea

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President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe. More>>

Image issue: Papa John's still tied to founder under fire

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Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of the board hours after he apologized for using racial slur. More>>

Trump says drug maker Pfizer 'rolling back price hikes'

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Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more.". More>>

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

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Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation. More>>

Fed Chair Powell says economy in 'good place' at moment

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Fed Chair Powell says economy in 'good place' with but rising trade tariffs could slow growth. More>>

US expected to become world's top oil producer next year

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The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer. More>>

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

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A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. More>>

Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

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A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. More>>

Federal Reserve projects further gradual hikes in key rate

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Fed projects further gradual rate hikes that will put rate at a slightly restrictive level by late 2019. More>>

Erdogan renews promise for strong Turkish economy by 2023

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened his Cabinet's first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise to make Turkey one of the world's top economies. More>>

Global shares higher as focus turns to US bank earnings

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Asian shares mostly higher, led by advance in Japan as yen dips against dollar. More>>

China's trade grows in June amid tensions with Washington

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China's trade grows by double digits in June despite tensions with Washington. More>>

Strong 2Q at Delta, but soaring fuel costs dim 2018 outlook

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Delta puts up impressive second-quarter numbers, but soaring fuel costs are starting to take a toll. More>>

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer, but experts can still make that claim at trial. More>>

Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

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The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering. More>>

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets Video included

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A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets. More>>

Marlins suspend business relationship with Papa John's

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The Miami Marlins have suspended their business relationship with Papa John's after the company's chairman of the board apologized for using a racial slur and resigned. More>>

China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half

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China's customs agency says the country's trade with North Korea in June fell by more than half compared with a year earlier amid U.N. sanctions imposed to stop its nuclear and missile programs. More>>

Asian shares mostly higher; Japan's Nikkei up on weak yen

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US technology companies are leading the market higher as stocks recover a piece of the steep losses they took the day before. More>>

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

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President barrels into NATO summit, questioning the value of the military alliance, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending. More>>

The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

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President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. More>>

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

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Top US official focused on sanctions against Iran links American financial pressure on Tehran with protests there. More>>

7 fast-food chains agree to end 'no-poaching' policies

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Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that blocked workers from changing branches _ limiting wages and job opportunities _ under the threat of legal action from the state. More>>

Trump says May's Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal

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The British government has released proposals for what it calls a "principled pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit _ plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and face likely resistance from the European Union. More>>

Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

US budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June

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US budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June, reflecting drop in corporate tax payments. More>>

Subcontractor 'on site' ahead of fatal Wisconsin blast

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Communications company: Subcontractor working "on site" before explosion that killed Wisconsin firefighter, unclear if subcontractor responsible for breaking gas main ahead of blast. More>>

Build-a-Bear halts too-popular "Pay Your Age" deal

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Build-a-Bear halts "Pay Your Age" deal, citing overwhelming crowds and safety concerns. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Johnson would be 'excellent' PM

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President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States. More>>

Watchdog says Education Dept. stonewalls student loan suit

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Two federal agencies are at odds over a lawsuit that claims the nation's largest student loan servicer caused some students to pay back too much on their loans. More>>

Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

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A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. More>>

News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

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Two news organizations are making their case that federal data showing the distribution of prescription opioids should be made public. More>>

Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

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Cities across the U.S. are grappling with how to deal with dockless electric scooters that have begun appearing along sidewalks overnight without any regulations. More>>

US watchdog criticizes FAA oversight of American Airlines

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Government investigator says an FAA inspector was too cozy with American Airlines and didn't act on safety concerns. More>>

How Apple's app store changed our world

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How Apple's app store changed our world. More>>

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

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The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. More>>

Average US mortgage rates edge up; 30-year at 4.53 percent

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their first increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.53 percent from 4.52 percent a week earlier. More>>

Twitter's fake account purge drags stock lower

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It's no secret that Twitter has been purging fake and malicious accounts in an attempt to make its platform more welcoming for real people. More>>

UK clears 21st Century Fox to buy satellite broadcaster Sky

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Britain's culture secretary has cleared the way for 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky following pledges that it will safeguard the independence of Sky News. More>>

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

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Thousands of workers and retirees are rallying in Ohio's capital in a push to solve the nation's burgeoning pension crisis. More>>

South Korea's central bank cuts outlook on trade battle

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South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the South Korean economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. More>>

White House taps economic aide for legislative post

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The White House announces that economic aide Shahira Knight will become President Donald Trump's new director of legislative affairs. More>>

Trump says there 'might be an escalation' between US, Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pressing European nations to get tough on Iran by cutting off all funding the country may use to foment instability in the Middle East and beyond. More>>

Papa John's says founder resigned as chairman of the board.

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Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using racial slur. More>>

UK jury convicts 2 former bankers of bending interest rate

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A British office that prosecutes serious corruption cases says two former senior bankers have been found guilty of manipulating a key benchmark on which global interest rates are hedged. More>>

There's room for small businesses to compete with Prime Day

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There's room for small businesses to compete with Prime Day. More>>

US inflation reaches 2.9 percent in June, highest in 6 years

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US consumer prices rise in June from year ago at fastest pace in 6 years. More>>

Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

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South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region. More>>

Speaker Ryan makes election year pitch for GOP tax law

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is crediting the GOP's tax plan with improving the U.S. economy, an argument that's central to the Republican pitch to voters ahead of the midterm election. More>>

Trade war fears a clear concern of European bank officials

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The European Union has downgraded its growth forecasts for the 28-country bloc amid fears of a global trade war. More>>

Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade dispute

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. More>>

Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

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Trump administration announces steep cuts to 'Obamcare' sign-up helpers called 'navigators'. More>>

Judge approves revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy sale plan

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A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Samsung Biologics to face criminal probe on accounting fraud

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A South Korean regulator says Samsung Biologics has intentionally breached accounting rules. More>>

Global stocks rebound but trade war fears remain

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Asian stock markets have rebounded following Wall Street's decline amid anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. More>>

Putin extends ban on Western food imports

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union's decision to prolong its anti-Russian sanctions. More>>

Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

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Uber has signed an agreement with the Czech government to give the Finance Ministry details about the business of their drivers. More>>

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany Video included

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President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL'-tehn-burg) at the start of a summit of the military alliance. More>>

Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

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Lawmakers have acted on their frustration with the Trump administration's growing use of tariffs, with senators passing a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. More>>

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

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Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to make news better on its platform, including supporting news organizations and cracking down on misinformation. More>>

US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

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The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer. More>>

Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort. More>>

The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

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The Turkish foreign minister has defended his country's purchase of a Russian-made air defense system, the first of its kind by a NATO member. More>>

New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach Video included

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The new acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency is meeting with staffers to set the way forward for the troubled agency. More>>

BMW says no change in South Carolina expansion plans

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BMW says it will continue plans to add 1,000 jobs in South Carolina, even though the company will start production of a new vehicle in China. More>>

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

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Germany's export surplus, migration policies and defense spending have all been on President Donald Trump's Twitter and diplomatic hit list. More>>

Asian markets rebound from trade fears

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Global stocks are lower after the U.S. threatened to put import taxes on $200 billion in exports from China and Beijing said it will retaliate. More>>

The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany Video included

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President Donald Trump is pressing NATO allies to bolster their defense spending as he opens talks with leaders of the military alliance. More>>

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