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nullFILE- In this Jan. 11, 2019, file photo, specialist Gregg Maloney works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stock indexes finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S. and China derailed a bigger gain. Financial and investment companies surged as fourth-quarter reports...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, the shadow of a worker falls on a fence at the construction site of a convenience store in Victorville, Calif. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. The Beige Book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when Fed policymakers meet next. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war. In its latest report on economic conditions around the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. In a historic defeat for the government Tuesday, Britain's Parliament discarded May's Brexit deal to split from the European Union, and May now faces a parliamentary vote of no-confidence later Wednesday. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was...
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George Jankowski, a furloughed U.S. Department of Agriculture worker, helps a friend move out of an apartment in Cheyenne, Wyo., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Jankowski was paid $30 for his help. Many federal workers are doing odd jobs or driving for ride-hailing apps to help make ends meet during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
January 16, 2019 - 10:30 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth...
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FILE- In this May 2, 2018, file photo the logo for Snap Inc. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Snap Inc. is getting hit hard in premarket trading after the social media company said its second chief financial officer is leaving, the second to do so in the past year. In a regulatory filing Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, the company said Tim Stone is leaving to pursue other opportunities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 16, 2019 - 10:23 am
Another high-level departure at Snap Inc. rattled investors in the social media company, which is losing its second chief financial officer in less than year. In a regulatory filing Tuesday, the company said Tim Stone is leaving to pursue other opportunities. He had joined the Santa Monica,...
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The congress centre, venue for the World Economic Forum, is covered with snow in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The World Economic Forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 22, 2019 until Jan. 25, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 10:16 am
LONDON (AP) — International tensions and nationalist politics can further weigh on the global economy this year and hinder efforts to deal with big issues such as climate change, the organizers of next week's Davos forum warned Wednesday. In its annual Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks after signing an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands at EPA headquarters in Washington. Wheeler’s past lobbying work is expected to draw scrutiny at his nomination hearing for the permanent post. A Senate committee on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, will consider Wheeler as President Donald Trump’s nominee for EPA administrator.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local): 10:32 a.m. A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency as "just as extreme" as his predecessor. Acting EPA chief Andrew...
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A giant bucket wheel digs for lignite at the Hambach open pit mining near the village Elsdorf, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 8:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal. Brandenburg governor Dietmar Woidke said Wednesday that "it's really important to create positive examples" of countries taking decisions to curb climate...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, tourists view the scene outside the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, that Spanish government figures show the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year. (AP Photo/Paul White, FILE)
January 16, 2019 - 8:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish government figures show the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year. Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said Wednesday the figures show Spain remains competitive as it battles to overtake France, the world's top destination...
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside the Government Buildings in Dublin Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, after Britain's Parliament discarded Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a historic defeat for the government late Tuesday. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2: 30 p.m. French fishermen are expressing fear that seafood supplies would be hard-hit if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on post-Brexit relations with the EU. Gerard Romiti, president of France's national committee for...
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