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FILE - This Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Supreme Court turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs’ attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 24, 2017 - 16:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. The justices without comment left in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street, Monday, April 24, 2017, following gains in Europe, as investors hoped that France was not heading for an exit of the euro. Banks and industrial companies led the way higher in U.S. markets early in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2017 - 15:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vive le rally. U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win...
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April 24, 2017 - 15:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the insurance giant as a potential threat to the financial system. The insurer says in a court filing that the case should be halted pending a government report requested by...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a well-known Austin-based broadcaster and provocateur, arrives for a child custody trial at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Greek yogurt giant Chobani is suing Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani filed the lawsuit Monday, April 24. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
April 24, 2017 - 15:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt giant Chobani is suing right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani alleges that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner...
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April 24, 2017 - 14:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is announcing ways to help students apply for federal student loans while the IRS data tool is not working. The Data Retrieval Tool lets students import their tax data into their aid applications. But it was shut down last month over safety concerns...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017 file photo, Agriculture Secretary-designate, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. After months of delays, the Senate is expected to confirm Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Monday, April 24, 2017, with bipartisan support. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 24, 2017 - 14:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary with bipartisan support. Perdue, who would be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades, is the son of a farmer and has owned several agricultural...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin points to a member of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 24, 2017 - 13:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target employees of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street, Monday, April 24, 2017, following gains in Europe, as investors hoped that France was not heading for an exit of the euro. Banks and industrial companies led the way higher in U.S. markets early in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2017 - 13:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win a runoff against the...
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The office building for PPG Industries at PPG Place is shown, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 24, 2017 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. PPG is raising its offering to 61.50 euros per share and 0.357 shares of its common stock. It previously offered to...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the "Ancient Civilizations Forum" (ACForum) at Zappeio Conference Hall in Athens, Monday, April 24, 2017. Foreign Ministers and top officials from various countries attended the forum being held in the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 24, 2017 - 12:04 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Representatives of Greece's bailout creditors are due in Athens to restart talks on further cutbacks, European officials said Monday, as they confirmed that the country last year far exceeded its budget targets. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the...
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