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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting Thursday, April 19, 2018, that federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto lending and mortgage businesses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 19, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources. The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday. The decision came at a Washington...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the panel Reforming the Euro Area: Views from inside and outside of Europe, during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 19, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In policy changes aimed at boosting American firms' ability to compete in the increasingly lucrative global arms...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before they visit the reconstruction site of the Berlin Palace in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration...
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In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of Riordan, a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a...
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April 19, 2018 - 9:03 am
GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. The World Trade Organization's web site posted Thursday a filing from Russia that, like other countries, argues that the tariffs that...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a news conference at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 19, 2018 - 8:13 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump's second-most frequent caller. Yet the "...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government says Qualcomm Inc.'s plan for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors "has difficulty" resolving concerns of anti-monopoly regulators. The Commerce Ministry spokesman's comment Thursday was the first Chinese statement about the U.S. chip maker's...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 18, 2018 - 11:49 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 22,293.97 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,...
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