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Trader Peter Tuchman wears his "Dow Almost 20,000" cap as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street and the dollar is making more gains against other currencies a day after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 15, 2016 - 9:10 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were tepid Friday while the dollar continued to march higher as investors started getting used to the new reality of a future with higher U.S. interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7 percent to 19,405.61 as the weakening...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. McAuliffe announced a proposed $50 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 15, 2016 - 8:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, state and federal officials announced Thursday. The deal would resolve...
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Attendees brave the cold as they wait in line to see President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence at a rally in Hershey, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 15, 2016 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:20 p.m. President Barack Obama says the U.S. must and will take action against Russia in response to cyber interference with the election. Obama tells NPR News the U.S. will respond at a "time and place of our choosing...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, left, speaks with French President Francois Hollande, center, during a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. European Union leaders meet Thursday in Brussels to discuss defense, migration, the conflict in Syria and Britain's plans to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 15, 2016 - 5:50 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia had no seat at the European Union's table Thursday but it cast a shadow over the summit as a target for criticism of its role in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence over the wars that have dragged on for years deeply frustrated a...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. McAuliffe announced a proposed $50 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve alleged...
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Keith Saunders, a marijuana activist from Scituate, Mass., holds a jar that he says contains just under an ounce of pot, now legal in Massachusetts, Thursday Dec. 15, 2016 in Boston. Advocates gathered in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday to celebrate the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana that took effect at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Bob Salsberg)
December 15, 2016 - 4:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Legal-marijuana activists were in a celebratory mood Thursday as a new voter-approved law took effect in Massachusetts, allowing people 21 and over to possess, grow and use limited amounts of recreational pot. It will be at least another year before marijuana can be legally sold by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, parts of U.S. $100 bill are seen in Washington. A new study says Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law. The richest households would get an average tax cut of $197,000, according to the analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
December 15, 2016 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls behind the election-year slogans. The richest households — those with incomes above...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo shows a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Yahoo said it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2016 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The revelation of Yahoo's latest hack underscores what many Americans have known for years: All those emails, photos and other personal files stored online can easily be stolen, and there's little anyone can do about it. The only saving grace is that the attackers apparently did not...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit. The announcement comes just one week after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that allows the cars to be tested on public roads without a driver or a...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades into the Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve state and federal litigation...
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