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BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

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Crews are working to clean up a BNSF oil train derailment in Iowa that dumped crude into floodwaters, while officials seek to get a handle on the extent of the spill and its cause. More>>

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What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

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Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

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Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. More>>

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich out after consensual relationship with employee. More>>

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

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At least 300 people protesting President Donald Trump and the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are stretched along a sidewalk in Las Vegas outside a casino where the president is scheduled to speak. More>>

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

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Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable. More>>

UK finance leaders say openness is key to future prosperity

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Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night. More>>

US stocks skid as industrials, automakers, tech trade lower

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Global markets are mostly lower as investors turn their attention back to trade tensions between the U.S. and China after China criticized the tariffs the US government has proposed. More>>

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

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Federal Reserve finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive severe economic shock. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

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American distilleries have watched warily as the threat of tariffs from Europe ratcheted up in recent weeks. More>>

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

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President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. More>>

GOP-led House narrowly passes farm bill

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The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. More>>

The Latest: Shares in online retailers fall after tax ruling

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South Dakota's attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main Street businesses across the country. More>>

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

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The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. More>>

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

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Car companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday. More>>

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

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Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. More>>

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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Aviation giant airbus has threatened to leave Britain if the country fails to secure a withdrawal deal on leaving the European Union. More>>

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

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The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. More>>

OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

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OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel say they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil _ a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. More>>

Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO

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Xiaomi Corp. says it seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in the upcoming initial public offering that would value the Chinese smartphone maker at as much as $70.3 billion. More>>

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

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The Latest: As trade tensions rise, Trump threatens 20 percent tariff on EU cars. More>>

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

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An Arizona police report says the human backup driver in an Uber autonomous SUV was streaming "The Voice" on Hulu just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in March. More>>

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

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A Northern California utility says it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October. More>>

Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

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A Nigerian man has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison for his role in bilking over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue Service. More>>

Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

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A crying Honduran toddler whose picture was used on the cover of Time magazine and became a symbol of President Trump's immigration policy, was not separated from her mother, U.S. government officials say. More>>

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

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With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug. More>>

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

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As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. More>>

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. More>>

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

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Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. More>>

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

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Atlantic City's former Revel casino is getting a second chance as the Ocean Resort Casino. More>>

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

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Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs. More>>

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

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OPEC and Russia are expected to approve raising oil production, but just how much is up in the air. More>>

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

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The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. More>>

Greek phone executive's death in wiretap case ruled murder

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A Greek prosecutor has brought murder charges against unknown perpetrators over a telecoms executive's death _ initially dismissed as suicide _ on the eve of a major wiretap scandal in 2005. More>>

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percent

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average at 4.57 percent. More>>

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

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Learn how to budget for - and save on - essential pet expenses. More>>

Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

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A Boston-based consumer watchdog group is issuing its annual summer safety report flagging toys it says pose a danger to children. More>>

Stocks mostly lower amid caution over US-China tensions

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Asian shares are mixed as concern fades over the trade tension between the U.S. and China. More>>

Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

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AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. More>>

EU says tax on Harleys aimed to 'make noise' in trade debate

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European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says it has targeted some iconic American imports like Harley-Davidson motorbikes and bourbon for tariffs in hopes that it will "make noise" in the trade debate and put pressure on U.S. leaders. More>>

Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

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Malaysia's government says it will not cancel a mega financial district being developed in Kuala Lumpur even though $747 million from the project has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund set up by former premier Najib Razak. More>>

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

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Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. More>>

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

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US stocks are rising as energy companies surge with the price of oil as major oil producers meet to discuss increasing crude production, a step investors have been expecting. More>>

Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

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German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China. More>>

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the nation's young people. More>>

China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

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China has accused the U.S. of using pressure tactics and blackmail in its threats to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. More>>

Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts

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Australia's prime minister has won a political victory with the Senate passing personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. More>>

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

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US stocks are making modest gains and recovering most of their losses from the day before, while stock indexes overseas are mostly higher as well. More>>

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

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Saudi Arabia's oil minister says officials from major oil-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day. More>>

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

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Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. More>>

UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

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The British government has gotten its flagship Brexit legislation through Parliament, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union. More>>

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

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Instagram takes headlong plunge into video with new 'IGTV' service that allows longer clips, setting stage for more ads. More>>

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. More>>

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

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Migration declined last year in the developed world for the first time since 2011 but the overall trend is inevitably up, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries. More>>

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

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California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing. More>>

Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country's creditors. More>>

Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

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American Airlines says it has asked the US not to use its flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their parents. More>>

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Moscow on a state visit intended to boost bilateral economic ties. More>>

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

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A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized. More>>

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

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Federal investigators blame engine crack for British Airways aborted takeoff, fire in 2015. More>>

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

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APNewsBreak: The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. More>>

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

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AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass. More>>

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is backing off its plan to label pure natural products like maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. More>>

Ocean Resort Casino owner: We'll surprise the world

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Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. More>>

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at meatpacking plant Video included

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U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meatpacking plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks. More>>

Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant

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A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis. More>>

TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

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TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. More>>

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

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President Donald Trump has met with lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Senate blocks Trump plan to cut $15B in unused spending

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The Senate has blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. More>>

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

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Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players. More>>

For once in a tie, Greek PM Tsipras hails new debt deal

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Greece's borrowing costs have dropped and Greek shares posted significant gains as investors react to new debt relief terms agreed by the country's creditors two months ahead the end of its eight-year bailout program. More>>

Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

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Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder. More>>

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

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Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees. More>>

Clarification: Commerce Secretary-Russian Company story

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denies that transactions of stock in shipping company involved insider trading. More>>

Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

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Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the company's manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets. More>>

Tariff troubles: Volvo opens 1st US plant in changed economy

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Volvo Cars is officially opening in South Carolina, where the Swedish carmaker's first plant in the United States will make electric vehicles. More>>

U-Haul company, employee charged in food truck explosion

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Almost four years after a Philadelphia food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted. More>>

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant

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Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. More>>

The Latest: Reports: Europe to toughen migrant checks

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands. More>>

Central bank chiefs of 4 major nations raise trade concerns

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Central bank chiefs from Europe, US and Japan raise worries about impact of trade conflicts. More>>

Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

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A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C. More>>

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

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The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion. More>>

FTC puts data, privacy under spotlight with new hearings

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The Federal Trade Commission says it is holding broad-based hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years. More>>

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

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The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. More>>

Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

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A federal labor panel has upheld most of a judge's ruling that a Teamsters union representing some Disney World workers committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union. More>>

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era

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US Fed chairman Powell signals interest rate hikes will remain gradual in an era of tame inflation. More>>

The Latest: OPEC agrees to increase oil production

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Iran's oil minister is insisting that OPEC's place is not to take instructions from U.S. President Donald Trump but is leaving open Tehran's position on an increase in production. More>>

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

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A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems. More>>

Global markets, oil rise as OPEC mulls output increase

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Asian stocks are mixed as investors are still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. More>>

US home sales fell 0.4 percent in May amid inventory crunch

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US home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as prolonged shortage of properties on the market deters home-buying. More>>

Malaysia names new central bank governor

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Malaysia has named an experienced former central bank official, Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, as the new central bank governor. More>>

The Latest: Germany: Much work still undone before Brexit

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Germany says it may be possible to stick to the current timetable for negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union for next March, but much work still needs to be done. More>>

Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

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North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

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Asian markets higher as traders sideline US-China trade tensions for encouraging US housing data. More>>

Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

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Because you can't have too many SUVs these days, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer. More>>

Hyundai Motor, Audi join hands for fuel cell technology

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Hyundai Motor Group says it has signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell technology. More>>

Hotel deal uniting Trump's company and Kushner Cos. is over

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A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner's family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over. More>>

Australian telecom Telstra to ax 8,000 jobs to save $740M

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Telstra Corp., Australia's largest telecommunications company, has announced plans to ax 8,000 jobs _ one in four employees _ over three years in a bid to save 1 billion Australian dollars ($740 million). More>>

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

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A business group says one in five foreign companies in China feel compelled to hand over technology as the price of market access _ a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade conflict. More>>

South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

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A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange says $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers. More>>

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

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Although revenue figures won't be released for a few weeks yet, Monmouth Park racetrack and Atlantic City's Borgata casino say they're delighted with the extra business sports betting has generated in its first few days. More>>

Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

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Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International approve a new five-year contract. More>>

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

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US stocks are falling and indexes in Europe and Asia are also falling after President Donald Trump stepped up a trade dispute with China by threatened to put a tariff of 10 percent on $200 billion in imports from China. More>>

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

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Verizon says it will no longer sell your phone-location data through middlemen. More>>

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. More>>

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome Video included

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Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. More>>

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

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CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple and others speak out against child separations at the border. More>>

FedEx profit rises on increase in volume, shipping rates

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Higher rates, increase in deliveries and tax benefits help FedEx boost quarterly profit to $1.13 billion. More>>

GE to end more than 100-year run on Dow; Walgreens added

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General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the industrial conglomerate's position in the 30-company blue chip index after more than 100 years. More>>

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

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Hollywood creators are speaking up against Fox News Channel for its coverage of the debate over President Trump's immigration policies, the latest coming after Fox's Laura Ingraham likened detention centers for children to summer camps. More>>

Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow

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Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. More>>

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

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A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war. More>>

Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

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The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss later this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. More>>

The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle

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A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states. More>>

Spanish royal couple visit White House to finish up US trip

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House. More>>

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

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Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people. More>>

Business leaders speak out against child separation policy

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Business leaders condemn Trump administration policy on separation of immigrant children. More>>

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

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California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program. More>>

IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

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IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. More>>

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

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The Latest: Escalating trade fight could soon slow US growth, economists say. More>>

The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers

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The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers. More>>

Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

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Greece's dominant Aegean airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. More>>

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

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The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers' positions on the future of the European Union ahead of next week's EU summit. More>>

Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

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Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. steel tariffs, saying they will strike a variety of U.S. imports to Russia. More>>

The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

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The Latest: US financial markets plunge on worsening fears of trade fight. More>>

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

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EU lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. More>>

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

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Angela Merkel says Germany remains fully committed to the Paris climate accord, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement. More>>

Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on trade tiff

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Stocks are set for a sharply lower open as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. More>>

China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

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China's government has denounced Trump's threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures". More>>

US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

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US housing starts climbed 5 percent in May to strongest pace since 2007. More>>

NATO's chief appeals for unity amid trans-Atlantic row

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NATO's chief is urging the 29 member countries to set aside a festering trans-Atlantic row over trade, climate and the Iran nuclear deal, amid concern the tensions will undermine the military alliance. More>>

Audi names Schot interim CEO, puts jailed Stadler on leave

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German automaker Audi has named sales chief Abraham 'Bram' Schot as interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions cheating. More>>

Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

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Asian stocks have tumbled after Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. More>>

IBM pits computer against human debaters

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IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. More>>

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times says veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine has been named its new executive editor. More>>

Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

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Health care companies, consumer products makers and technology companies decline as US stock indexes follow global markets lower. More>>

The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'

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President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. More>>

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property. More>>

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm

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The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

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Apple will try to drag the U.S.'s outdated 911 emergency calling system into the 21st century. More>>

Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media Video included

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The Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy on immigration bubbled over as a major issue in the media Monday. More>>

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

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Trump administration to finalize health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed. More>>

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. More>>

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

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New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom. More>>

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. More>>

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

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The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, in a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. More>>

Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

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Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than expected. More>>

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

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Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police. More>>

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

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The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps. More>>

Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

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Google says it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. More>>

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

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Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. More>>

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems. More>>

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union. More>>

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

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Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. More>>

Fitbit employees charged with having stolen trade secrets

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U.S. prosecutors have charged six current and former employees of San Francisco-based Fitbit, Inc. with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone. More>>

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