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Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

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Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

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Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created. More>>

Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

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Uber faces new challenge leading up to IPO as New York city reins in growth of ride-hailing services. More>>

Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in Vegas

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Tech billionaire and advocate for crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas. More>>

Tesla stock drops closer to pre-Musk tweet level

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Tesla shares have dropped back to near the level they were trading at before CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that he may take the company private. More>>

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

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University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers vow action on Google location tracking

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements even when you've told it not to keep your location history. More>>

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. More>>

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

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Samsung is expected to unveil its next major smartphone at an event in New York on Thursday. More>>

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

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A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country. More>>

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

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Beijing appeals to US not to block business under new investment security law. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

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The Turkish currency has stabilized near record lows as investors look to a speech by the finance chief later in the day. More>>

German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

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Official data show that the German economy grew by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three-month period, accelerating slightly. More>>

Home Depot roars back in the second quarter

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Home Depot raised profit and revenue expectations for the year and bounced back during the second quarter. More>>

Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

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Coca-Cola is taking an ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor. More>>

Indian rupee falls to all-time low against dollar

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Indian rupee falls to all-time low against U.S. dollar on worries Turkey financial crisis. More>>

Smaller companies lead US stocks higher as Turkey fears ease

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Gains for retailers and small and medium-sized companies are leading U.S. indexes higher as investors' fears about the Turkish currency crisis ease. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

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Turkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis. More>>

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

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Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. More>>

Correction: Citizens Bank Headquarters story

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Citizens Bank is set to unveil its new corporate headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island this week. More>>

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures Video included

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After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. More>>

'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

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The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday. More>>

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show. More>>

Global markets stabilize as Turkey jitters ease

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Asian stock markets mixed after Wall Street falls on jitters over Turkey. More>>

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

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South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. More>>

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

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President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary. More>>

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

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Turkey's Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. More>>

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

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The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest _ an aftershock of the first. More>>

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

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Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. More>>

VF, following millions of consumers, will shed its denim

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VF to break off its denim business to hone its focus on money-making active-outerwear. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

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Gains for technology and health care companies are leading US stocks higher as major indexes recover some of their losses from last week. More>>

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

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How did an airline worker steal a plane and what are authorities doing?. More>>

Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

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A group of northeastern governors and premiers from eastern Canada are meeting in Vermont, where they are discussing a variety of joint issues, amid a trade dispute between Washington and Ottawa. More>>

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

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Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image. More>>

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. More>>

Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

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Malaysia's prime minister says he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than ten times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts. More>>

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

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Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources. More>>

Bayer shares plunge in wake of Monsanto weed killer verdict

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Shares in German chemicals and drugs company Bayer have plunged in the wake of a U.S. court verdict against Monsanto, which Bayer has acquired. More>>

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief Video included

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Aviation expert say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. More>>

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

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Warren Buffett's core investing philosophy hasn't changed much over his long career, but his approach continues to evolve even at age 87. More>>

Virgin joins BA in criticizing long wait times at Heathrow

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Virgin Atlantic has joined British Airways in criticizing long waiting times at passport control at Heathrow Airport. More>>

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

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Hitting an economic nerve: Newest US sanctions get a rise out of Russia, a drop in the ruble. More>>

California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

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California's battle with wildfires may hurt availability, raise the cost of homeowners insurance. More>>

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

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The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. More>>

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

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The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses of least several hundred million dollars. More>>

Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93. More>>

Global stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

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Asian stocks sink as Turkey's financial turmoil stirs fears of contagion spreading to other emerging markets. More>>

The Latest: Germany urges solution on Turkish prisoners

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Turkey's Interior Ministry announces that it will take legal action against hundreds of social media accounts provoking the ongoing plummet of the Turkish lira. More>>

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

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Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is trying to tamp down a furor over her remark that 'demographic changes' that most Americans don't like have been forced on the country by immigration. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla CEO's attempt to escape Wall Street's pressure with buyout of electric car maker could bring new headaches. More>>

Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

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The founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer has died at age 89. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

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Spokane is booming, with a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. More>>

Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

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Asian stocks sink as Turkey's financial turmoil stirs fears of contagion spreading to other emerging markets. More>>

Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

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President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute. More>>

Turkey's finance chief: Action plan ready to ease markets

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Turkey's president warns of drastic measures if businesses withdraw foreign currency from banks amid the country's ongoing currency crisis. More>>

US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

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US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July, running 20.8 percent higher for year. More>>

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

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A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago. More>>

Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

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Turkey's president is blaming the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. More>>

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

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While the first wave of new US sanctions may have a limited impact on Russia, a second batch could hit its economy hard and send already tense relations into a tailspin. More>>

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

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Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny, stock volatility. More>>

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

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Congressman Chris Collins' indictment on insider trading charges is drawing attention to the fact that members of Congress are not prohibited from serving on corporate boards as long as they don't receive compensation for doing so. More>>

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

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Stocks in the U.S. and Europe take sharp losses as financial instability in Turkey continues to rise and the lira keeps falling. More>>

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

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The Russian prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, warning that Russia will strike back with economic, political and "other" means. More>>

Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. More>>

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

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A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. More>>

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

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The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low as an on-going dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding and concerns over the president's policies persisted. More>>

Speech group: @realDonaldTrump still blocking Twitter foes

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A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment. More>>

The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Prison for ex-banker who used data to steal from customers

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A New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. More>>

Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

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It was secret handiwork done for the CIA by experts in Poland: painted tableware with the intelligence agency's logo. More>>

Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

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Broadcasters, cable channel and streamlining platforms paraded their upcoming shows at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting. More>>

Bank of the West's environmental stand faces blowback

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Bank of the West divests from some fossil fuel investments but faces criticism in energy heavy states. More>>

The Latest: Official says sanctions lack 'state seriousness'

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The euro sagged to a 13-month low against the dollar amid worries about the impact of financial markets turmoil in Turkey. More>>

Disney says its new streaming service won't rival Netflix

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Disney's earnings grew in the latest quarter, but results missed expectations, as the company paid more for NBA sports rights at ESPN and saw lower licensing revenue from "Spider-Man" and "Cars.". More>>

APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

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Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun rails against foreign outsourcing on the campaign trail, even as his own company continues to sell its trademarked brand of auto accessories, many of which are made in China. More>>

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

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Congressman Chris Collins' indictment on insider trading charges is drawing attention to the fact that members of Congress are not prohibited from serving on corporate boards as long as they don't receive compensation for doing so. More>>

Italian wine harvest begins, productive year forecast

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The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the first picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017. More>>

Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

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US consumer prices rose 2.9 percent in July from a year ago, undercutting the wage gains for Americans. More>>

South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

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SKorea seeking prosecutions for alleged illegal imports of NKorean coal, pig iron. More>>

Japan's economy rebounds as consumers, companies spend more

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Japan economy resumes expansion in 2Q as consumers and businesses step up spending. More>>

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains. More>>

World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

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Shares fall in Asia despite upbeat Japanese data showing economy resumed expansion in the last quarter. More>>

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

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Ryanair pilots in several European countries are staging a strike that has prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. More>>

China auto sales down 5.3 percent as SUV demand sags

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China auto sales down 5.3 percent in July, adding to signs of economic malaise amid tariff battle with Washington. More>>

UK economy picks up after winter freeze

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Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter as warmer weather fueled construction and consumer spending after snow and ice curtailed activity in March. More>>

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

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Drugstore chain Rite Aid and grocer Albertsons say they have called off their merger deal. More>>

$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

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Tribune calls off $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, files lawsuit against it for breach of contract. More>>

Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data

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Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as a week of quiet trading continues. Gains for technology companies are mostly offset by losses for energy companies and banks. More>>

Judge: Canadian firm can go after Venezuela's US refineries

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A Canadian gold mining firm has won the right to go after Venezuela's U.S.-based oil refineries to collect $1.4 billion that it lost in a take-over by the late-President Hugo Chavez. More>>

Ex-Hearst Newspaper chief Robert Danzig dies at 85

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Former Hearst Newspapers chief Robert J. Danzig has died at after a long illness at 85. More>>

Member of Congress, member of corporate board? It's allowed

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The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. More>>

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

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Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. More>>

Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

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Trade union leaders and government officials attending a climate conference in Poland have called for protecting industrial jobs and giving nations the freedom to choose their approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More>>

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

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Who's in and out in small business tax break? Even with new rules, it's complicated. More>>

Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

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Crocs, Inc. has announced plans to outsource the manufacturing of its iconic clogs and other footwear. More>>

The Latest: Incremental improvements in new Samsung phone

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Samsung is expected to unveil its next major smartphone at an event in New York on Thursday. More>>

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses Video included

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A large federal law enforcement operation has targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired _ and mistreated _ immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. More>>

China exports accelerated in July despite rise in US tariffs

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China's July export growth accelerated despite a U.S. tariff hike and sales to the United States rose 13.3 percent. More>>

China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

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China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets. More>>

Turkey to outline 'new economic model' as currency slides

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Turkey's government says it will reveal a "new economic model" this week as the country's currency continues to slide. More>>

Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data

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Suzuki, Mazda and Yamaha have admitted using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles in a product quality scandal in Japan's auto industry. More>>

Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

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Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. More>>

The Latest: UN says civil war has cost Syria $388B in damage

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UN agency says Syria's seven-year-long civil war has cost the country $388 billion in economic damage. More>>

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

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Who's in and out in small business tax break? Even with new rules, it's complicated. More>>

US producer prices flat in July, restraining inflation

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US producer prices unchanged in July as food, gas prices slip, restraining inflation pressures. More>>

Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving back home for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections. More>>

Venezuela ruling party cracks down on opposition lawmakers

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President Nicolas Maduro has accused two opposition legislators of having roles in the drone attack that Venezuelan officials have called an assassination attempt on the leader, and his allies are moving against the accused. More>>

Frankfurt flights resume after being suspended for storm

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Frankfurt Airport has suspended takeoffs and landings because of an approaching storm. More>>

Bubble Wrap maker under investigation by the SEC

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The Bubble Wrap trademark holder and maker is under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission. More>>

Indian ride-hailing service Ola plans UK expansion

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Indian ride-hailing service Ola steps up international expansion with plans to launch in UK, its second overseas market. More>>

Global stock markets ease ahead of Wall Street open

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Chinese stocks have surged while other markets in Asia have remained mixed, as investors watched the latest developments on trade conflicts between the United States and China. More>>

Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

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Brothel owner turned politician Dennis Hof has lost his license for one of his brothels after failing to apply for a renewal and pay fees on time. More>>

Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

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State and local officials in Arkansas are scrambling to preserve development deals with Chinese companies amid President Donald Trump's escalating tariff battle. More>>

NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

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New York City is poised to become the first major U.S. city to impose a cap on Uber and other app-based ride-hailing services. More>>

EU urges US to cut red tape on liquefied natural gas exports

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The EU is urging the US to cut red tape and simplify rules for the export of its liquefied natural gas if Washington wants the 28-nation bloc to buy more. More>>

Swedish IKEA opens first single-brand retail store in India

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Band music and loud cheers greet hundreds of Indian buyers as Swedish home furniture giant IKEA opened its first store in the country, five years after it received approval to invest in India's single-brand retail sector. More>>

Asian markets mixed as trade spat in focus, oil stabilizes

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U.S. stocks are taking small losses, threatening a four-day winning streak that has brought the S&P 500 index close to the all-time high it reached in January. More>>

Major tech companies remove Alex Jones for hate, bullying

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Facebook takes down four Alex Jones pages for violating hate speech, bullying policies. More>>

CVS Health tops 2Q forecasts, downplays help from rebates

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CVS Health's second-quarter performance topped Wall Street expectations, and the nation's second-largest drugstore chain also narrowed its forecast for 2018. More>>

US braces for possible cyberattacks after Iran sanctions

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Cybersecurity and intelligence experts warn that Tehran could launch cyberattacks against the US to retaliate for reimposed sanctions. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla board evaluates CEO's proposed buyout of company in deal raising legal concerns. More>>

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

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A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. More>>

The Latest: Musk says going private would free Tesla

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The Latest: Tesla CEO Elon Musk's proposal to take electric car maker prompts halt in trading of company's stock. More>>

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

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The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances. More>>

US drops bribery case against ex-Arizona utility regulator

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Federal prosecutors are dropping a bribery case against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three others after their trial ended three weeks ago with a mistrial. More>>

Amazon? Mysterious 'Project Rocket' advances outside Atlanta

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Is Amazon behind mysterious economic development project code-named 'Project Rocket' in Atlanta's suburbs?. More>>

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

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The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says that an Iranian naval exercise last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran. More>>

Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans

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Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. More>>

Sinclair, Tribune in talks to overcome regulatory hurdles

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The Sinclair broadcasting company says it's in talks with Tribune Media on how to overcome regulatory hurdles to its $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune's 42 TV stations. More>>

Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweets that he may take the electric car maker private. More>>

China eliminates work permits in latest appeal to Taiwanese

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Beijing has eliminated a requirement that Taiwanese citizens apply for permission to work in China in its latest appeal to the island's skilled young workers amid a diplomatic freeze between the sides. More>>

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

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Some Republican voters in Kansas say President Donald Trump's endorsement of Secretary of State Kris Kobach mattered to them as they cast votes in the GOP primary for governor. More>>

Germany to tighten checks on foreign investment plans

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The German government plans to tighten rules on foreign investments in some companies to lower the threshold at which it can consider blocking such plans. More>>

World stocks edge up amid corporate news, US-China spat

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Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs to be imposed on China exports. More>>

Samsung plans $22 billion for artificial intelligence, autos

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Samsung, affiliates to put $22 billion in artificial intelligence, autos. More>>

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

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Trump administration to go ahead with taxes on $16 billion in Chinese imports. More>>

Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

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Iranian lawmakers have voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, in a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate. More>>

NBC has best ratings week for a network in 2 months

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NBC had the best showing of a network since ABC broadcast the NBA Finals two months ago. More>>

Papa John's sales drop amid founder controversy

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Papa John's says a key sales figure dropped for the third straight quarter and it slashed its forecast for the full year. More>>

China mobile tower owner debuts in HK market after $6.9B IPO

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China mobile tower owner debuts in HK market after $6.9 billion IPO. More>>

Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

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Money exchange shops across Iran reopen after 5-month shutdown amid economic turmoil after US withdrew from nuke deal. More>>

Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

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Strong quarterly results continue to lift U.S. stock indexes and the S&P 500 is on track for its fourth gain in a row. More>>

Trump says GDP growth 'could be in the 5s' next quarter

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President Donald Trump says he thinks gross domestic product growth in the next quarter "could be in the 5s" _ that is, higher than 5 percent. More>>

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

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Missouri voters have rejected a right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in workplace contracts. More>>

Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

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Missouri voters are deciding whether to implement a right-to-work law limiting labor union powers that had been passed more than a year ago by Republican state officials. More>>

EU foreign policy chief wants quick Australian trade deal

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The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says she wants a free trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism. More>>

Government seeks to overturn AT&T-Time Warner merger ruling

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DOJ: Judge who allowed AT&T, Time Warner merger was wrong about competition. More>>

US consumer borrowing rose $10.2 billion in June

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Americans increased their borrowing in June at the slowest annual pace in three months as the level of credit card debt fell slightly. More>>

SeaWorld eliminating 125 positions, despite attendance jump

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SeaWorld Entertainment is eliminating 125 positions. More>>

Venezuela rallies Maduro supporters after thwarted attack

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Venezuelan investigators hunting for a band of assailants allegedly behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the plot. More>>

Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'

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U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord have now gone back into effect. More>>

Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs

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Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border. More>>

Wynn Resorts adds former Deutsche Bank CEO to board

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Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors. More>>

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

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A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs. More>>

Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

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Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month; hiring, quits decline. More>>

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

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A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location. More>>

Icahn warns Cigna investors on Express Scripts deal

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Icahn warns Cigna shareholders of inherent dangers in buying pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. More>>

The Latest: Dutch campsites evacuated amid brush fire

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France's environment minister has called on motorists to comply with car restrictions amid a heat wave expected to peak Tuesday in the country. More>>

Security breach at Frankfurt Airport prompts evacuation

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German police say part of a terminal at Frankfurt Airport is being evacuated. More>>

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

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One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales. More>>

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

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Safety and consumer issues will take center stage when the Senate considers a bill to operate the Federal Aviation Administration. More>>

Italy passes 5 Star-led labor reform

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Italy's parliament has passed 5-Star Movement-led labor reform that aims to crack down on short-term employment and precarious labor practices, although critics say it will cause many people to lose their jobs. More>>

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi latest high-profile female CEO to exit

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PepsiCo says CEO Indra Nooyi will step down from the top post in October. More>>

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

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The European Union says it is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran because that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. More>>

'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

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Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe. More>>

Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story Video included

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The news agency ANSA says at least 20 people were injured and a bridge partially collapsed following a major explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna. More>>

Trump's China trade war pulls consumer tech into crossfire

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Trump's China trade war pulls consumer tech into crossfire. More>>

Stocks rise on company earnings, oil gains on Iran sanctions

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US stocks are mostly higher following second-quarter results from companies including Berkshire Hathaway and Tyson Foods. More>>