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Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

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An obscure website's story on Aziz Ansari pushes the boundaries of what makes sexual encounters newsworthy. More>>

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 more workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. More>>

Developer says it's moving forward with Keystone XL pipeline

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The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year. More>>

US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December

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Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. More>>

Global stocks mostly higher on strong Chinese growth

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Asian shares are mixed with some indexes erasing earlier gains that had echoed a rally on Wall Street. More>>

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

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The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates is purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. More>>

EU urged to publish commitments from suspected tax havens

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The European Union's top tax official is urging member states to make public any commitments given by non-EU countries wanting to get off the bloc's watch lists of suspected tax havens. More>>

Merkel still in charge of her future amid impasse in Germany

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Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. More>>

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

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Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

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Official figures show that China's economic growth picked up pace last year, expanding 6.9 percent. More>>

A list of the 20 places still vying for Amazon's 2nd HQ

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Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's 2nd HQ. More>>

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

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China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress over the sale of fake goods and government procurement of Chinese telecoms equipment. More>>

Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies

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William Bain Jr., who founded global consulting and private equity businesses that helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. More>>

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

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Senators grill Facebook, Google and Twitter over terrorist propaganda and recruitment. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

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Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. More>>

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

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A group of 22 attorneys general has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. More>>

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy

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One year later, Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants. More>>

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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Walmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel. More>>

Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scare

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French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. More>>

Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafia

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Anti-mafia prosecutors say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe. More>>

The Latest: Europe storm: Falling tree kills man in Germany

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Dutch flag carrier KLM has cancelled 220 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a powerful westerly storm lashes the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. More>>

Morgan Stanley's profits fall 59 percent due to tax bill

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Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter as the investment had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law. More>>

Turkey uses large crane to remove skidded plane from slope

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Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. More>>

China says cross-border cash flows hit turning point in '17

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Financial regulators in China say cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines. More>>

Wyndham Worldwide buying La Quinta for $1.95 billion

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Hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide buying La Quinta for $1.95 billion. More>>

Iraq, BP sign initial deal to develop Kirkuk oil fields

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Iraq and British energy giant BP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop lucrative oil fields in the country's north. More>>

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

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China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. More>>

DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting

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A former photographer at the Energy Department says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and coal baron Bob Murray. More>>

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4

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Officials say Pakistani, Indian troops trade gunfire in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 3 civilians and a soldier. More>>

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

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Acting director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls for review of entire operational structure and philosophy of federal government's consumer watchdog agency. More>>

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

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A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores. More>>

Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More>>

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'. More>>

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

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CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups up its beauty images in its marketing campaigns. More>>

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

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An obscure website's story on Aziz Ansari pushes the boundaries of what makes sexual encounters newsworthy. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate reality Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump fraught relationship with facts marks his presidency. More>>

Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is confident North Korea eventually will want negotiations with the United States. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson says NK responsible for suffering

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South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. More>>

Bank of America 4Q profits fall by 48 percent due to tax law

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Bank of America's 4Q profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law. More>>

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

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Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. More>>

France's PSA Group to offer 40 electric vehicles by 2025

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The CEO of France-based automaker PSA Group says it will offer 40 fully electric models across its lineup by 2025 and it plans to sell vehicles in the U.S. within 10 years. More>>

Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000

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The price of bitcoin is tumbling as South Korea's finance minister says trading in digital currencies may still be banned. More>>

Judge rules for McClatchy officials accused of mismanagement

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A California judge is siding with a former chief executive of the McClatchy newspaper chain and other company officials in a lawsuit alleging they mismanaged funds by buying a rival newspaper publisher and failing to diversify investments. More>>

Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has told senior managers at 21st Century Fox that he will be working from home for a few weeks after a recent back injury in a sailing accident. More>>

Florida driver died because of faulty air bag, report says

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman died because a faulty air bag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived. More>>

Schools, groups plan for ways to help young immigrants

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Amid uncertainty over protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally, a scholarship group that recently got its biggest donation yet from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says it's exploring ways to help students if they're deported. More>>

After 'monkey' hoodie misstep, H&M hires diversity leader

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Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having being accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle.". More>>

Fed survey finds solid growth and rising wages

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Fed says latest survey finds solid growth nationwide and growing signs of wage gains. More>>

Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around 'We the People'

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race. More>>

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. More>>

US industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December

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US industrial production climbed 0.9 percent in December on utility surge. More>>

New eurozone chief urges speed in strengthening euro

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The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency. More>>

Senate committee approves nomination of Powell for Fed chair

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Senate Banking Committee approves nomination of Jerome Powell as Fed chairman for second time. More>>

France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use

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France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. More>>

'Superfast' internet cable to cross Mediterranean sea

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A Cyprus company has signed an agreement to lay a sub-sea internet cable connecting Israel with Spain, which an official says will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time. More>>

Goldman Sachs posts $1.9 billion loss due to new tax law

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Goldman Sachs loses $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter, as bank takes $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. More>>

US homebuilder sentiment slips; outlook remains positive

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. More>>

The Latest: French airport activists refuse order to leave

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France's prime minister says that the government has decided against building an airport in western France that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests and he told protesters occupying the site that they must leave. More>>

Global stocks slip as investors digest US bank earnings

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Asian shares track weakness on Wall Street; China shares higher. More>>

Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles in 2017

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German automaker Volkswagen recorded record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, boosting its bid to hold onto the title of world's largest automaker. More>>

Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

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The World Economic Forum says a new survey found more than nine in 10 experts are expressing concerns about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers in 2018. More>>

US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

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Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. More>>

European car sales at highest level in 10 years

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Car sales in Europe rose for the fourth straight year in 2017, topping 15 million units for the first time in a decade. More>>

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

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Autonomous cars loom, but the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes on, with the introduction of new small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show. More>>

EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave

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European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations. More>>

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant. More>>

Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions

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Apple supplier in eastern China denies labor group allegations that workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions. More>>

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

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Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, which has served as luxury Saudi prison, now accepting Valentine's Day bookings. More>>

Burberry shares down sharply on disappointing holiday sales

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Burberry shares are down 6.6 percent in early trading after the luxury fashion house reported disappointing retail sales for the holiday season.The company says same-store sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 2 percent from a year earlier. More>>

Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reconsidering a payday lending protections it enacted last year. More>>

Tax law brings big paper losses, long-term gains to US banks

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Big U.S. banks post billions in paper losses because of accounting charges related to the new tax law, but they say the changes will benefit them as well as the broader economy over the long term. More>>

New small cars unveiled at auto show but will anyone buy?

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Small cars like the revamped Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Veloster and Kia Forte are vying for attention at Detroit's North American International Auto Show but they must compete with more popular SUVs. More>>

Concept cars from Japan automakers offer glimpse into future

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Japanese automakers offer a glimpse into the future with concept cars at the Detroit auto show. More>>

Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

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U.S. stocks are moving broadly higher in early trading, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. More>>

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

GE to pay $15B for past mistakes amid breakup speculation

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GE says it'll take a $6.2B after-tax charge in 4Q related to its review and reserve testing of GE Capital's run-off insurance portfolio. More>>

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

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The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations. More>>

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

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Autonomous cars loom, but the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes on, with the introduction of new small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show. More>>

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

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An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. More>>

The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

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House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a government shutdown this weekend. More>>

Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market

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Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

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Watchdog group finds foreign governments, political campaign among big spenders at Trump properties in 2017. More>>

CSX 4Q profit up 25 percent and railroad gets tax-cut boost

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CSX Corp. says its fourth-quarter profit grew 25 percent as it continued to cut expenses, and the railroad recorded a $3.6 billion benefit from the corporate tax cut Congress approved last year. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate. More>>

Weekend derailment is latest black eye for DC subway system

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A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate. More>>

NYC sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017

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Officials say New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city. More>>

North Dakota oil output cut back to meet gas capture rules

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Fearing sanctions by the state, some North Dakota oil drillers have begun cutting output to control the amount of wasted natural gas. More>>

Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

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This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term. More>>

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

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Bitcoin, other digital currencies tumble as South Korean official says ban on trading still an option. More>>

Romney declines to say whether he'd run for Utah Senate seat

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declined to say whether he would run for a Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch. More>>

US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

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U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at breast cancer patients who have an inherited mutation in the BRCA gene. More>>

US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

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Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over a long-term decline in international tourism to the U.S. and announced efforts to reverse the trend. More>>

Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

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Bahrain releases radar tracks it says show Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners flying to Bahrain. More>>

French prison guards protest violent working conditions

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Protesting French prison guards pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. More>>

Nestle selling US candy business for $2.8 billion

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Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy's Ferrero for about $2.9 billion in cash. More>>

Trump talks North Korea, trade with Chinese President Xi

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The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are hopeful that talks between North Korea and South Korea "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior.". More>>

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

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Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. More>>

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler CEO says 3 new SUVs in the works

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Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand gives Cherokee compact SUV a face-lift. More>>

Race is on for succession to Europe's top economic posts

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Europe is getting a new economic team in a complex and politically fraught game of musical chairs that will help determine the balance between austerity and spending, tight money and more central bank stimulus. More>>

Tax break helps UnitedHealth 4Q earnings, 2018 guidance soar

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UnitedHealth Group's earnings more than doubled in the final quarter of 2017, and the nation's largest insurer hiked its forecast for the new year due in part to a gain from the federal tax overhaul. More>>

Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum

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World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests.". More>>

Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

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Facebook's Sandberg and Twitter's Dorsey won't stand for re-election to Disney board in increasing conflict with overlapping businesses. More>>

New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

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The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has failed to win a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign. More>>

Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law

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Accounting charge related to tax law sends Citigroup to a $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter. More>>

EU Parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

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The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing by which some fish are startled up from the seabed and easily scooped up in nets. More>>

Global stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

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Asian stock markets have risen following a holiday for US markets as investors look ahead to American corporate earnings reports. More>>

Death on French railway halts Eurostar London-Paris traffic

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A person has been crushed to death by a Eurostar train in northern France in what officials say was an apparent suicide attempt. More>>

Russian government considers boost to social spending

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President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending. More>>

UK business secretary seeks fast-tracked Carillion probe

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U.K. leaders are discussing the fallout of the collapse of construction and outsourcing firm Carillion. More>>

Energizer spends $2 billion to add Rayovac brand

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Energizer lays out $2 billion to add Rayovac batteries to its stable. More>>

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

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Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito, California, rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. More>>

EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

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EU chief Donald Tusk is urging Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year and says the EU would welcome the country back. More>>

China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the Trumpchi brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname. More>>

New Jetta, SUVs and peek at future cars at Detroit auto show

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It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. More>>

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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UAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace, charges denied by Qatar. More>>

The Latest: China's GAC on track to enter US late in 2019

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor says it's on track to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of next year. More>>

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

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Airbus says it will stop making its costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with Emirates airline for a steady supply of the planes. More>>

New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

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The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is heating up as Ram and Chevrolet roll out brawny-looking new models at the Motor City's auto show. More>>

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

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Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful.". More>>

FCA's Marchionne says new CEO will be named this year

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says company will name a new CEO later this year. More>>

Greeks face more pain, protests as bailout nears end

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Police attacked with rocks and red paint as parliament approves bill limiting benefits and right to strike. More>>

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

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Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. More>>

Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show

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Accord, Navigator and XC60 take the top prize at Detroit auto show. More>>

German startup AUTO1 gets $558 million Softbank investment

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Japan's Softbank is investing 460 million euros ($558 million) in German used car trading platform AUTO1. More>>

Asian stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

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Asian stock markets gain in carry over from strong Wall Street finish. More>>

Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

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The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations. More>>

'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at MLK box office

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Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. More>>

UK state contractor collapses, putting 43,000 jobs at risk

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Construction giant Carillion has gone into compulsory liquidation, putting thousands of jobs. More>>

Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia

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Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour that will take him to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania _ becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit these countries. More>>

The Latest: Ford to bring out 40 electrics, hybrids by 2022

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Transportation secretary says automakers, tech firms must convince skeptical public that autonomous cars are safe. More>>

Airbus in talks with German prosecutors to end jet probe

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Airbus says it is in talks with German prosecutors to end their investigation into alleged irregularities in the sale of combat aircraft to Austria. More>>

Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size Video included

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General Motors is making the new Chevrolet Silverado pickup bigger yet lighter so it's more fuel efficient. More>>

After 8-year hiatus, Ford Ranger returns to US in 2019

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After 8-year hiatus, Ford Ranger is returning to the US in 2019. More>>

The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

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Airbus says it sold more than 1,100 planes last year, outselling rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals and a growing global economy and travel demand. More>>

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.". More>>

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

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Tunisia, shaken by days of nationwide unrest over price hikes, is marking seven years since the North African nation drove out its long-time autocratic ruler. More>>

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

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A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. More>>

Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

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Asian stock markets gain in carry over from strong Wall Street finish. More>>

Stocks keep pushing higher in 2018, led by retailers

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Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory. More>>

Bank execs sing praises of new tax law as windfall looms

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Two of the nation's biggest banks _ JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo _ indicated Friday that they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted GOP tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business. More>>

Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov are promising to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans. More>>

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

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President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it. More>>

Report: Owners eye sale of C&A fashion chain to Chinese firm

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German weekly Der Spiegel reports that owners of European fashion chain C&A are considering selling the company to a Chinese investor. More>>

Swiss journalists launch crowdfunded online magazine

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A team of experienced journalists is launching a new online magazine in Switzerland after collecting more than 7.7 million Swiss francs ($8 million) with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. More>>

South Africa party storms H&M stores over monkey shirt ad

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South Africa opposition party storms H&M stores over monkey sweatshirt ad. More>>

NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

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New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. More>>

Mudslide brings economic shock to area built on tourism

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The California mudslide that killed at least 18 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped: the economy is ailing. More>>

South Africa's new party leader targets 'billions' in graft

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South Africa's likely next leader targets 'billions' in graft in push to revive economy, party. More>>

Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

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Facebook tweaks pages to make time spent on social media healthier, more "meaningful.". More>>

GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

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General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. More>>

Senator questions protecting Florida from drilling

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The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday. More>>

Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

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Japan's prime minister says his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. More>>

Debate over whether Trump is racist revived by comments

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Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist. More>>

Some utility rates could go down after US corporate tax cuts

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Public utility regulators nationwide are re-examining rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent. More>>

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; while governments hesitated at criticism, the continent's young population wasn't so shy. More>>

Spain, UK hold first talks on Brexit's fallout in Gibraltar

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Britain and Spain say they held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how future departure accords with the European Union could apply to Gibraltar. More>>

Mudslide brings economic shock to area built on tourism

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The California mudslide that killed at least 18 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped: the economy is ailing. More>>

Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

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Trump's words rip open the debate over whether he's racist. More>>

Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

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A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California. More>>

Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

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The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things and let states recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue. More>>

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

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The ride-sharing company Uber confirms that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided offices outside the U.S. More>>

Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal

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Federal lawmakers from both parties in New Jersey are asking the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal. More>>

Investors cheer German deal, but some bemoan lack of vision

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Hopes for a new government in Germany sent markets higher on relief that the Europe's biggest economy might soon get stable leadership, but some analysts have concerns about a lack of vision for the country. More>>

Digital currencies dip as South Korea considers trading ban

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The price of bitcoin is 8 percent lower as the government of South Korea considers a ban on the trading of digital currencies. More>>

1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

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The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. More>>

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

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New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of entities divesting themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. More>>

Greece insists on environmental fines on gold mining firm

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Greece's Environment Ministry has appealed a court decision annulling a 1.7-million-euro ($2.06 million) fine it had slapped on mining firm Eldorado Gold. More>>

Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

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US retail sales rose 0.4 percent in December, closing out strong holiday shopping season. More>>

Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens shutters energy hedge fund

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Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is closing his Dallas energy-focused hedge fund after what he described as "one hell of a roller coaster ride.". More>>

Some Walmart employees get raises, others to lose their jobs

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For some Walmart employees, the day brought news of a pay raise. Others learned they were out of a job. More>>