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May 21, 2018 - 1:14 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in the state for the next two years, according to a survey released Monday. The survey was conducted for Stay Work Play, a nonprofit that promotes the state to young workers and...
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FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare campaigns as a bill on farming and food industry arrives at Parliament. They want a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens and mandatory cameras in slaughterhouses to be introduced in the proposed law, which will begin to be discussed at National Assembly on Tuesday May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)
May 21, 2018 - 10:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen animal rights associations have called on...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mnuchin said Sunday, May 20, that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade trade war between the world’s two biggest economies after two days of talks that he said had produced “meaningful progress.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to "substantially reduce...
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Susannah George is shown in this May 20, 2018 photo. The Associated Press has announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security. AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace announced the appointment Monday. (Ivor Prickett via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's Washington bureau chief. "Susannah is a dogged...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, the General Electric logo is displayed at the top of their Global Operations Center in the Banks development of downtown Cincinnati. General Electric is joining with Wabtec Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal as part of a move to help bolster its transportation unit. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 21, 2018 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's train engine division will tie up with railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate. Wabtec CEO Raymond Betler will lead the combined company and its chairman, Albert...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the trade negotiations between the United States and China to put a trade war on hold, clearing an uncertainty in global trade.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 21, 2018 - 7:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing some uncertainty for investors. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent at 7,823 and France's CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,642. The German market was closed...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in a spiraling dispute that prompted worries of a chilling of global commerce. Mnuchin said Sunday the...
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May 21, 2018 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp is buying Chicago's MB Financial for about $4.7 billion, mostly in stock. MB Financial Inc., the parent company of MB Financial Bank, has approximately $20 billion in assets. Greg Carmichael, the chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, said Monday in prepared...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday, May 14, that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:33 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long...
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