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In this photo provided by Nasdaq, the display at Nasdaq Tower in New York's Times Square shows that the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 20,000-point mark for the first time, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Rohini Shahriar/Nasdaq via AP)
January 26, 2017 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow 20,000 wasn't exactly a team effort. The index climbed to the 20,000 mark from 19,000 largely because of three stocks: financial firm Goldman Sachs, aerospace giant Boeing, and technology and consulting company IBM. Put together, those three companies are responsible for almost...
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January 26, 2017 - 3:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giveaway bottles of McDonald's trademark special sauce are being offered for sale online for thousands of dollars, including one listing for $10,000. To draw customers to McDonald's to buy new versions of its Big Mac, the chain on Thursday is giving away 10,000 bottles of its...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, the new Google Pixel phone is displayed following a product event, in San Francisco. Google’s head-on rival to the iPhone, the Pixel, is off to a modest but promising start. It is Google's first step in what it says will be a years-long effort to take on Apple where it’s strongest. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 26, 2017 - 3:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start that would have been even better if consumer demand had been managed as smartly as the device's sleek design. Google hasn't released sales figures, but industry researchers say...
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
January 26, 2017 - 2:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned Tuesday meeting with President Donald J. Trump on Thursday, signaling a remarkable souring of relations between Washington and one of its most important international partners just days into the new administration. The rift...
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This frame grab form video shows Myron Ebell during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, Thursday, jan. 26, 2017. Ebell, the former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts. (AP Photo)
January 26, 2017 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts. Myron Ebell said in an interview with The Associated Press that his specific...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump walks Labor Secretary-designate Andy Puzder from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Puzder was CEO of a fast food empire that is outsourcing jobs on his watch, a stark contrast with his boss' threats and tweeted slaps at companies that outsource jobs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 26, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-food empire run by President Donald Trump's pick for Labor secretary outsourced its technology department to the Philippines, a move that runs counter to Trump's mantra to keep jobs in the United States A filing with the Department of Labor and Trump's criticism of...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. If one believes the back-of-the-envelope estimates by Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump's border wall is going to cost between $12 billion and $15 billion. That's a lot of money, even though it's just a minute fraction of a $4 trillion federal budget. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
January 26, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If one believes the back-of-the-envelope estimates by Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump's border wall is going to cost between $12 billion and $15 billion. That's a lot of money, even though it's just a minute fraction of a $4 trillion federal budget. Here...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne during a briefing at the North American International Auto show, in Detroit, USA. Marchionne said Thursday Jan. 26, 2017, in a conference call that discussions are "proceeding well" with U.S. environmental authorities over accusations that the company failed to disclose software that let vehicles emit more pollution than allowed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 26, 2017 - 8:02 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne says President Donald Trump's proposals would be "overall positive" for his company's bottom line — but it's hard to say for sure until it's clear which ones will be implemented. Marchionne said Thursday during a conference call that "...
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January 26, 2017 - 8:00 am
Johnson & Johnson is buying Swiss pharmaceutical Actelion in a $30 billion deal that will boost its treatments for life-threatening high blood pressure conditions. The deal announced Thursday comes a little more than a month after J&J said it had ended talks to buy Actelion, and the Swiss...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, the Labor Department releases its weekly report on applications for unemployment benefits. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained low enough to suggest that most Americans enjoy job security. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for unemployment aid rose by 22,000 last week to a seasonally...
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