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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

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France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations. Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of dozens of other...


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Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...


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Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in US

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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...


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Zinke heckled as he pitches government, industry cooperation

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota. Zinke told the crowd Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck that government needs to...


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BC-KX-STOX- noon, KX

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Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney. Comcast Corp. on Wednesday did not provide specific details on a bid, other than to say that it would be all cash and at a premium to the value of Disney’s...


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BC-KX-STOX- noon, KX

New York(AP)-noon stocks LastChg. AT&TInc 32.08 — .36 Altria 55.53 +.32 AmerenCp 57.49 +.79 AmElecPow 65.88 +.44 AmExpress 101.19 —1.51 ArchDanM 44.47 — .44 AutoZone 615.75+13.75 BPPLC 46.30 — .79 Boeing 355.58 +.56 BristMySq 52.20 — .14 Brunswick 62.28 — .26 CampbSoup 34.29 — .08 Chevron 127.30 — ....


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Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he’s eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on...


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Congress on track to OK expanded private care at troubled VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to deliver a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, despite concerns from some Democrats that this will prove too costly. The Senate is expected to approve a wide-...


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US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...


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