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Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. U.S. stocks are dipping Friday morning, a day after the market made its biggest gain in two months. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 17, 2017 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store...
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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 1:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, jumped 12 percent in their stock market debut Friday. But the company sold fewer shares and at a lower price than it previously expected, a sign of weak demand for its initial public offering, The San Francisco-based company...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:43 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority said Ricardo...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions would forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling with their own wellbeing and boosting premiums for others. Just as important, the drive by GOP senators to undo “Obamacare’s” coverage requirement fits in with Trump administration efforts to write regulations allowing for plans with limited benefits and lower premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun. "I'm telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they walk on a pier at an EU summit in Goteborg, Sweden on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. European Union leaders warned Britain Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to future relations and trade from December. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 17, 2017 - 10:31 am
GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) — European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to cover future relations and trade from next month onward. At an EU summit in Sweden, Prime Minister Theresa May's government was urged to...
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for an EU social summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 9:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right through Catalonia's regional election campaign. The court hearing in Brussels for...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen on a car in Berlin. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash. The government probe covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the 2010 to 2014 CC and Passat, the 2010 to 2013 Eos, the 2011 to 2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta and Tiguan, and the 2012 to 2014 Jetta Sportwagen. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:15 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Foreign Ministry said a Saudi-led coalition has "extracted" two French female journalists from war-torn Yemen. Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed how to bring them back safely to Riyadh during his visit to Saudi Arabia...
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