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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 23, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets slipped in Europe on Friday, but Wall Street was expected to rise on the open and Asian indexes closed higher. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX index edged almost 0.1 percent lower to 12,458 and France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,299. London's FTSE 100 was off 0.1...
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February 23, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group said Friday it is talking with China's biggest SUV maker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its MINI as automakers ramp up electric development under pressure from Beijing to meet sales quotas. BMW said it signed a letter of intent with Great Wall...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its first profit in a decade but warned that its 2018 results may be hit by a pending settlement with U.S. officials. RBS, bailed out by the British government during the 2008 financial crisis, reported Friday a 752 million pound ($1...
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February 23, 2018 - 12:02 am
Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members. The company tweeted late Thursday: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26." Enterprise Holdings also operates the Alamo and...
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In this June 14, 2017 photo, people walk past an entrance to the Anbang Insurance Group's offices in Beijing. China's insurance regulator said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 it is assuming management of insurer Anbang, owner of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, following the indictment of the company's chairman on charges of economic crimes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 22, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of one of China's biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and regulators have taken control of his company, the...
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February 22, 2018 - 10:03 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. will be testing on regular roads what it calls "a robo-vehicle mobility service." The service is Called Easy Ride. It uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. Nissan demonstrated the service on Friday. It was developed...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was...
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Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of President Donald Trump, attends an event at the Trump Tower in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. For over a week the front pages of many Indian newspapers have promised that buyers who put down a deposit for an apartment in the new Trump Towers in a New Delhi suburb will get to spend Friday evening being wined and dined by Trump Jr. But the money had to be paid, the ads said, before Thursday. (AP Photo)
February 22, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Want an evening out in India with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president. For over a week, full-page newspaper ads promised a Friday night dinner with Trump...
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Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in San Francisco. Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate a new category of properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, initially will only cover about 2,000 homes in 13 cities. That's a small fraction of the roughly 4.5 million rentals listed on Airbnb in 81,000 of cities throughout the world. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 22, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren't sure they can trust the...
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FILE- This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy. In an agreement announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, the states said they will not collect the settlement so that victims of Takata's faulty air bag inflators can get a bigger piece of the company's remaining money. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy. In an agreement announced Thursday, the...
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