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January 01, 2017 - 11:00 pm
Stocks start 2017 with gains, but many markets stay shut
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Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
January 01, 2017 - 5:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the Minnesota Vikings' season finale against the Chicago Bears. Play was not interrupted on the field...
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December 31, 2016 - 8:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Activity at China's factories slowed in December but still represented the fifth consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing. The monthly purchasing managers' index by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in...
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Malware code linked to Russian hackers and found on a Vermont electric utility's computer.
December 31, 2016 - 7:57 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility's laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont...
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December 31, 2016 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the best-selling book and movie "Barbarians at the Gate," has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Florida, said Johnson died Thursday. Born in Canada...
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December 31, 2016 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the bestselling book and movie "Barbarians at the Gate," has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Florida, said Johnson died Thursday. Johnson became...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, an ahi tuna sits packed in ice waiting to be auctioned at the United Fishing Agency in Honolulu. The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish products from entering the U.S. market. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
December 31, 2016 - 9:15 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish products from entering the U.S. market. The new protections are called the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, and they are designed to...
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December 31, 2016 - 6:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — State broadcaster Central China Television has rebranded its international networks and digital presence under the name China Global Television Network as part of a push to consolidate its worldwide reach. CCTV on Friday unveiled several new mobile apps under the CGTN brand, and...
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December 31, 2016 - 1:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — State broadcaster Central China Television has rebranded its international networks and digital presence under the name China Global Television Network as part of a push to consolidate its worldwide reach. CCTV on Friday unveiled several new mobile apps under the CGTN brand, and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 1981, file photo, police are at the scene of a Brinks armored truck robbery at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet, N.Y., where multiple Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard were killed earlier during the robbery. Judith Clark is a former Weather Underground member who has served 35 years of a 75-year-to-life sentence for her role in the robbery, will be eligible for parole in 2017 following a commutation from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/File)
December 31, 2016 - 1:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former radical who drove a getaway car during a Brinks armored car robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard will be eligible for parole next year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence. Judith Clark, a former Weather Underground member...
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