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February 08, 2017 - 1:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its current account surplus hit a 9-year high in 2016, helped by lower costs for imported oil and improved exports. The perennial trade surpluses Japan runs with the U.S. are a sore point for U.S. President Donald Trump, and the data announced Wednesday came just as Prime...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday following a subdued session on Wall Street as energy stocks were weighed down by falling oil prices. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 08, 2017 - 1:13 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday following a subdued session on Wall Street as energy stocks were weighed down by falling oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rebounded from early losses to rise 0.5 percent to 19,007.60 points while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose...
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February 07, 2017 - 11:06 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has refused to lift his order delaying Ohio's executions after declaring the state's new lethal injection process unconstitutional. Magistrate Judge Michael Merz last month rejected Ohio's use of a sedative used in problematic executions in Arizona and Ohio...
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February 07, 2017 - 11:00 pm
Twitter broadens its campaign against hate and abuse
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February 07, 2017 - 11:00 pm
US judge blocks Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger
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February 07, 2017 - 11:00 pm
US judge blocks Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger
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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 said Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, that a housekeeper he had previously employed at his home was an undocumented worker, potentially complicating his efforts to get confirmed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 07, 2017 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed a housekeeper who wasn't authorized to work in the U.S., as the Senate's top Republican came to his defense and dismissed the issue as a "mistake" that had been fixed. "Number one, the administration...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 07, 2017 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In...
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FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. The Army has notified Congress Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The Army intends to allow the crossing under Lake Oahe as early as Wednesday, Feb. 8. The crossing is the final big chunk of work on the pipeline. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
February 07, 2017 - 5:42 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion of the disputed four-state project. However, construction could still be delayed because the Standing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter says it is taking more steps to clamp down on hate speech and abuse on its social networking service, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The company says it is working to identify people who have been banned for abusive behavior and stop them from creating new accounts.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate. The social media giant said it has begun identifying people who have been banned for...
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