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Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

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China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States. More>>

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

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Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands. More>>

Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

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Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020. More>>

EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan. More>>

Trump, new Mexican president discuss migration but not wall

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The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico have discussed the "positive relations" between the countries in a phone call. More>>

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

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The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States. More>>

Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

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Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park. More>>

Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

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Verizon takes a $4.6B hit related to its Oath media business. More>>

Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China

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Chinese are cheering a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. More>>

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

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Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. More>>

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

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Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. House lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands in tailoring search results. More>>

Malaysia's Proton launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

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Malaysian national car maker Proton has launched its first SUV in a bid to turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company. More>>

California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

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California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. More>>

Stocks indexes settle down, but small companies drop again

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US stocks are broadly higher for the third time in four days as technology companies rebound from their losses in recent months, and high-dividend real estate and utility companies also rise. More>>

Michigan governor reaches final deal on Great Lakes pipeline

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. More>>

Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment flat

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A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted. More>>

Starbucks to expand delivery in US, China

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Starbucks to expand delivery in effort to accelerate growth in US and China. More>>

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

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With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement. More>>

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

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Vulnerable countries are warning against a "mediocre" outcome at the U.N. climate talks in Poland. More>>

Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

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The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock. More>>

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

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The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years. More>>

Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

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The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to confirm or deny a report that it may seek bankruptcy protection. More>>

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

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Venezuela's last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. More>>

The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

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German minister glad Britain avoided 'total chaos' in Brexit process. More>>

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

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Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. More>>

Correction: Los Angeles Housing Development story

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Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires. More>>

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

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The European Central Bank is expected to halt the stimulus program that it deployed nearly four years ago to nurture a teetering eurozone economy back to health. More>>

Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under a bill passed during a lame-duck session last week. More>>

Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

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The federal government's attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response. More>>

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for November

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US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for the month of November. More>>

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

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Jersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season. More>>

Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores Video included

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Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores and head to the suburban malls. More>>

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

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Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket ship takes off on test flight to reach the edge of space. More>>

Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

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Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China's growing influence on the continent. More>>

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

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Lawmakers pepper Google CEO with questions that give inkling of the issues facing tech next year. More>>

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. More>>

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

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AP Interview: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama tells AP Trump's tariff talk is spooking farmers and others in the deep-red state. More>>

US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year at 4.63 pct.

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US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year average at 4.63 percent. More>>

Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

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President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. More>>

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

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U.S. national security officials say China's cyber threats and the theft of intellectual property from American companies poses one of the largest economic and national security challenges. More>>

Renault: no wrongdoing by Ghosn in compensation

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Renault says the preliminary results of an internal investigation has found no wrongdoing in the compensation of chief executive Carlos Ghosn, who has been indicted in Japan on charges of falsifying financial reports. More>>

Veteran investigative journalist Ron Nixon joins AP

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Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor. More>>

Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECB

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Asian shares advance after Wall St buoyed by report on possible China changes to development plan. More>>

EU court upholds German public broadcasting fee system

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The European Union's highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country's public broadcasters complies with EU law. More>>

The Latest: Low rates expected to support European economy

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The European Central Bank has lowered its economic growth projections for this year and next year. More>>

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

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The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid. More>>

The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security.". More>>

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

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Retailers give shoppers more control of the store experience with high tech features on mobile apps, but there's still room for improvement. More>>

Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day

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Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 8 percent on first day of trading. More>>

United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

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United CEO says pilots don't need additional training on Boeing jet involved in Indonesian crash investigation. More>>

UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

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A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers. More>>

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

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An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor. More>>

In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

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Air France promotes female executive to become its CEO, a rarity in the male-dominated airline business. More>>

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

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Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning. More>>

The Latest: UK's May grateful for vote keeping her in office

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U.K. leader Theresa May is vowing to fight a no-confidence vote "with everything I've got," appealing to party colleagues to support her leadership. More>>

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

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Global stock indexes are climbing as the market changes course again, reversing some of its losses from last week. More>>

New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

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New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation. More>>

Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

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California's top firefighter: Wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in particularly vulnerable areas. More>>

With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay

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The investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom large over the network's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. More>>

Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse

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Google to close Plus service earlier planned after privacy flaw exposed personal information of 52.5 million users. More>>

US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges

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US consumer prices flat in November, lowest reading in 8 months, reflecting big drop in energy. More>>

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

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Artificial dyes are falling out of favor, but foods get color boosts in other unexpected ways. More>>

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. More>>

Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as 'slave law'

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Hungary's parliament has approved amendments to the labor code that trade unions and opponents have criticized as "slave law" benefiting employers. More>>

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

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U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China over alleged patent infringements. More>>

Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

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A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care. More>>

Croatia's purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval

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Croatia says a deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not give its approval of the sale. More>>

Report: China could allow more access for foreign companies

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Report: Beijing to scrap "Made in China" industrial program and allow more foreign competition. More>>

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

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Slovakia has signed a $1.8 billion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin to purchase F-16 military jets. More>>

US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets

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Asian shares are rising amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. More>>

Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused

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Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, are protesting his prolonged stay in Japanese detention. More>>

Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle

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Large shareholder at Yelp, citing missteps, wants seeks a board reshuffling. More>>

China and US discuss plans for trade talks

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China, US discuss plans for trade talks in sign negotiations going ahead despite tension over Huawei arrest. More>>

UK's May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. More>>

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media Video included

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Christmas tree farmers nationwide are fighting back against the growing popularity of the artificial Christmas evergreen with a social media ad campaign. More>>

Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?

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The road out of the European Union has been anything but smooth for Britain. More>>

GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

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Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns. More>>

Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud case

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A former Bloomberg LP executive is among 13 people charged in a pay-to-play scheme involving construction work at two of the company's Manhattan offices. More>>

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

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China's foreign minister vows to defend its citizens as Huawei executive arrested in Canada awaits bail decision. More>>

China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat

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China's Foreign Ministry says it has no information about the detention of a former Canadian diplomat. More>>

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

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Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday. More>>

Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

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World markets mostly higher after US, China broach plans for talks to soothe trade dispute. More>>

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

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A new study organized by Time's Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office. More>>

Report: Uber files preliminary papers for Wall Street debut

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Report: Ride-hailing giant Uber has filed confidential preliminary paperwork for selling stock to the public. More>>

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

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The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country. More>>

The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

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President Donald Trump says the military will build his promised border wall "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.". More>>

Chao announces $1.5 billion in infrastructure grants

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The Transportation Department announces $1.5 billion in grants to support 91 infrastructure projects in 49 states plus the District of Columbia. More>>

The cost of France's protests running into billions

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The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). More>>

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

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After months of negotiations lawmakers have reached a deal on the massive $867 billion farm bill. More>>

New head of watchdog agency vows consumers will be top focus

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New head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau promises to put consumers first. More>>

Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain

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Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight illegal people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. More>>

The Latest: May doesn't answer reports of office challenge

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified. More>>

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

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Environmental groups are suing President Donald Trump's administration over plans to conduct offshore drilling tests. More>>

Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases

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A court in Argentina has sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for crimes against humanity committed against Argentine union workers during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. More>>

US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its own energy sector to American investment instead. More>>

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

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The Trump administration is advancing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities on huge swaths of land in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. More>>

CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer

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CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million. More>>

The Latest: Google CEO says no plans 'right now' for China

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Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. More>>

Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim

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Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program. More>>

US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

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US wholesale prices inch up 0.1 percent in November as gas costs fall. More>>

China's auto sales fall in November for fifth month

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China's auto sales fall in November for fifth month as cooling economy, tariff fight with Washington weigh on demand. More>>

The Latest: CBS meeting wraps up with no mention of Moonves

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The twice-postponed CBS shareholders meeting has wrapped up in less than 30 minutes, with no mention of the scandal enveloping former CEO Les Moonves. More>>

Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance

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Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. More>>

Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks

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Asian markets mixed on concerns over US-China trade row, economic outlook. More>>

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

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Tokyo court rules Nissan's Ghosn to be detained through Dec. 20. More>>

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

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China ups pressure on US, Canada for release of top Chinese technology executive. More>>

Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

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More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. More>>

UK wages rising at decade high while employment hits record

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Official figures show that wages in Britain are rising at their fastest rate in a decade while employment has hit a record high. More>>

GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

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General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. More>>

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside? Video included

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French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to speak to the nation at last, after increasingly violent protests against his leadership. More>>

Taiwan mulls expanding ban on Huawei network equipment

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Taiwan is reinforcing its ban on Huawei equipment due to security concerns. More>>

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

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Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed. More>>

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

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The European Union's top court has ruled that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed. More>>

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

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Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign aimed at stoking Democratic support for an ambitious environmental plan known as the Green New Deal ahead of the 2020 presidential race. More>>

The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will make an emergency statement to Parliament about Brexit, amid reports that a crucial vote on her EU divorce deal will be postponed. More>>

Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue gets new place of honor

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The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. More>>

Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

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Elon Musk dismisses the idea that Tesla's new chairwoman will have much control over his behavior. More>>

Prosecutors indict Nissan's Ghosn for underreporting pay

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Reports say Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan former chairman Ghosn, another executive and Nissan of underreporting income. More>>

US job openings in October rise to 2nd-highest on record

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US job openings in October rise to 2nd-highest on record. More>>

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

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Major global stock indexes are mostly lower Monday morning following steep losses the week before. More>>

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

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Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming. More>>

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

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APNewsBreak: Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year, with the ESPN start time moved up by an hour to shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. More>>

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

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An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice. More>>

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

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The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month. More>>

Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

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Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and other countries. More>>

Lyft aims to beat Uber to US stock market with IPO

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Lyft says it's confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for a proposed IPO of its shares. More>>

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

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U.S. tire company Goodyear has announced it will no longer continue production in Venezuela as economic conditions in the South American nation continue to deteriorate. More>>

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

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With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. More>>

Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

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It may seem obvious: Companies' computers, mobile devices and accounts need very secure passwords. More>>

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

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EU prolongs sanctions against Congo president's chosen successor as election approaches. More>>

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

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Kansas' new Democratic governor has promised not to raise taxes to boost state spending, but Republicans who control the Legislature argue that one is already coming. More>>

Ontario government fires 3 directors after Google deal

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The chairwoman of a government organization that signed an agreement with a Google affiliated company to create a smart-city development says she and two other appointed board members have been fired. More>>

Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

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Israel's prime minister says Oman will open its airspace to Israel's national airline. More>>

UK court rules that Indian tycoon should face extradition

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A British court has ordered that Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should face extradition to India on financial fraud allegations. More>>

Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

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The 'yellow vests' protests in France highlight a problem with fighting global warming with taxes on fossil fuels. More>>

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

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The British Parliament's media committee has a release a cache of documents that shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access. More>>

GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

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General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city, but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback. More>>

Bull's eye on US' Permian Basin as oil prices rise

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Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation's richest and most prolific oil and natural gas regions. More>>

Commuter chaos in Germany due to rail strike over pay

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A short-term strike by train workers Monday led to commuter chaos in Germany, with hundreds of delays and cancellations. More>>

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

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Huawei arrest complicates US-China trade talks, illustrating an underlying clash over technology. More>>

World stocks slip on China-US tensions, Brexit uncertainty

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Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US tariffs truce. More>>

UK airport protesters convicted of aviation offenses

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British prosecutors say 15 people who attached themselves to a plane at a London-area airport last year have been convicted of aviation security offenses. More>>

Head of India's central bank resigns amid government split

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The head of India's central bank has resigned amid a growing split between the Indian government and the independent monetary authority. More>>

Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 22 cents a gallon over the past three weeks, to $2.51. More>>

German trade surplus narrows as imports outpace exports

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Import growth outpaced that of exports in October in Germany, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy. More>>

SoftBank's mobile unit's share price set for Dec. 19 IPO

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SoftBank Group Corp. mobile unit IPO price set at 1,500 yen ($13) a share. More>>

The Latest: PM Abe says Japan-French ties unshakable

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A spokesman for the Tokyo prosecutors who have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with underreporting tens of millions of dollars of income says there is no plan to force the celebrity businessman to confess. More>>

Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

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A man who uses a wheelchair and takes marijuana for back pain has been evicted from his federally subsidized apartment in upstate New York. More>>

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

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Paris monuments are reopening, cleanup workers are out and shop owners are trying to put the city on its feet again, after new protests and rioting injured 71 people in the French capital and caused widespread damage. More>>

Armenia premier's bloc winning vote, early returns show

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Armenians are casting their ballots in snap parliamentary elections expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister. More>>

Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools

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Seattle's days as a real estate market where homes attract multiple bids are slowing down. More>>

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

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Elected officials say the deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York City is a big win for taxpayers, but the math behind billions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives isn't that simple. More>>

UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed

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Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject her Brexit deal in a crucial parliamentary vote this week. More>>

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not released. More>>

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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China demands release of Huawei executive, summons US ambassador. More>>

Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce

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Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest shakes up China-US relations after tariffs truce. More>>

Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen portrayed as greedy opportunist Video included

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Federal prosecutors are assailing Michael Cohen's attempt to portray himself as a man who found his ethical compass after years of shady business dealings and unquestioning loyalty to President Donald Trump. More>>

Japan's economy contracts 2.5 pct in 3Q on weaker spending

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Japan's economy shrank at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in July-September, a worse contraction than preliminary data indicated last month. More>>

The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

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France's Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during the latest yellow vest protests _ a roundup the scale of which the country hasn't seen in years. More>>

Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

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A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on a key natural gas infrastructure project in a historically black community. More>>

China exports weaken ahead of US trade talks

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China's export growth decelerates in November amid tariff battle with Washington, cooling global demand. More>>

Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse

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A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. More>>

German railway workers' union calls strike over pay

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A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay. More>>

The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

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A former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Chinese pressure on the Canadian government to release a top executive of Huawei won't work. More>>

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

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Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. More>>

Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

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Japan set to approve opening door to foreign workers for unskilled jobs. More>>

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

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U.S. stocks are down in morning, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. More>>

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

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Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats. More>>

Trump prods McConnell on sentencing bill: 'Go for it Mitch!'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's blockade of a popular criminal justice reform package has angered top senators. More>>

Obama health law sign-ups lagging for 2019

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Obama health law sign-ups lag for 2019; number of new customers down about 18 percent. More>>

Is there a Brexit 'Plan B?' UK minister offers alternatives

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A senior British Cabinet minister has said that a second referendum or a so-called "Norway-plus" deal could be in the cards if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers' approval for her Brexit deal. More>>

The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained Video included

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The French yellow vest protest movement is crossing borders, with demonstrations planned in neighboring Belgium and in the Netherlands. More>>

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

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Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests. More>>

Wall Street whiplash: Stocks' volatility looks here to stay

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The stock market hasn't been this dizzying in years, and investors may need to get used to it. More>>

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