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Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
January 21st, 2019  4:25 PM

Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the Super Bowl

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles
January 21st, 2019  2:19 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government's economic policies

French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles
Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89
January 21st, 2019  1:39 PM

The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 89 as more of the injured have died at hospitals

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89
Survey: CEO pessimism about economy soars after upbeat 2018
January 21st, 2019  12:46 PM

A survey of corporate chieftains worldwide shows "a record jump in pessimism" about global economic growth, with sentiment doused by factors including trade spats, a cyclical downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts

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Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since '90
January 21st, 2019  11:55 AM

World stock markets are subdued after China reported that its economy expanded by its slowest pace since 1990.

Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since '90
AP FACT CHECK: Shared French-German UN seat? Not in treaty
January 21st, 2019  11:42 AM

AP FACT CHECK: French far-right leader says new treaty allows Germany to share France's permanent UN Security Council Seat; the treaty states both countries will work to get Germany's member status at the council upgraded from non-permanent to permanent

AP FACT CHECK: Shared French-German UN seat? Not in treaty
The Latest: Brexit: EU official welcomes scrapping of fee
January 21st, 2019  11:40 AM

The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to scrap the 65 pound ($84) fee that the EU citizens living in Britain would have to pay to get settled status after Brexit

The Latest: Brexit: EU official welcomes scrapping of fee
UK leader snubs Brexit delay, sticks to her EU divorce deal
January 21st, 2019  11:28 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected calls to delay Britain's departure from the European Union, and says her Plan B is to get her rejected Brexit deal approved by Parliament after securing changes to a contentious Irish border measure

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Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns
January 21st, 2019  10:28 AM

The German government is banning Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the Iranian airline's involvement in Syria

Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns
Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe
January 21st, 2019  9:48 AM

Multiple threats stalking the Europe's economic recovery mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected.

Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe
EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny
January 21st, 2019  7:19 AM

EU antitrust enforcer and Silicon Valley nemesis Vestager lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny after term ends

EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny
Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence
January 21st, 2019  6:48 AM

Chinese nationalists accuse McDonald's ad in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island

Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence
China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low
January 21st, 2019  5:45 AM

China's 2018 economic growth falls to 3-decade low, adding to pressure to end tariff battle with Washington

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low
The Latest: Spain and UK mutually guarantee voting rights
January 21st, 2019  5:00 AM

Spain and the United Kingdom agree to safeguard voting rights in local elections for citizens residing in the other country regardless of how Brexit unfolds

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Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds
January 21st, 2019  4:09 AM

Qatar announces it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support struggling economy

Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Michel Aoun
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown
January 21st, 2019  12:11 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims on weather, shutdown sometimes misstate reality

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China's economic growth sinks to 3-decade low in 2018
January 20th, 2019  10:50 PM

China's 2018 economic growth falls to 3-decade low amid tariff battle with Washington

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Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror
January 20th, 2019  9:12 PM

People in the Mexican town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror
Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes
January 20th, 2019  8:47 PM

Oxfam says wealth inequality is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women

Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes
Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions
January 20th, 2019  8:37 PM

An annual survey shows people view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, with less trust seen in governments and businesses overall

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