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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 31, 2017. Shares were mixed in Asia early Monday, with Chinese markets shrugging off weaker factory output indicators while Japan’s Nikkei index sagged thanks to a surge in the value of the yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 31, 2017 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Monday as investors awaited a fresh flurry of corporate earnings reports. Chinese markets shrugged off weaker manufacturing data, while Japan's Nikkei index sagged as the yen surged against the dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained...
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A woman poses for a photograph as she shows a Hong Kong one hundred dollars banknote at the HSBC building in Hong Kong, Monday, July 31, 2017. HSBC is reporting that pretax profit rose 12 percent in the first half as revenue expanded faster than costs and higher interest rates fattened margins for its Hong Kong lending business. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 31, 2017 - 4:33 am
HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC said Monday it plans to buy back another $2 billion in shares after reporting a strong set of quarterly profits thanks to higher interest rates that helped fatten margins for its lending business. The London-based global bank, which earns most of its income in Asia, said it...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese trade official said Monday the issue of China-U.S. trade should be kept separate from the issue of North Korean security threats, pushing back on statements from President Donald Trump. Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming's remarks came after Trump over the weekend...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 20, 2017, file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. The White House is stepping up demands that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. Asked if no other legislative business should be taken up until the Senate acts again on health care, Mulvaney on Sunday, July 30, responded "yes" and suggested the Senate continue working through August if necessary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 31, 2017 - 3:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments to insurers this week to let "Obamacare implode" and force congressional action. "The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 20, 2017, file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. The White House is stepping up demands that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. Asked if no other legislative business should be taken up until the Senate acts again on health care, Mulvaney on Sunday, July 30, responded "yes" and suggested the Senate continue working through August if necessary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 31, 2017 - 3:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law. It is signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments to insurers this week to let "Obamacare implode" and force congressional action. White...
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July 31, 2017 - 2:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese trade official says the issue of China-U.S. trade should be kept separate from that of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming's remarks Monday followed tweets by President Donald Trump complaining that China had benefited...
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A man takes an escalator at the HSBC building in Hong Kong, Monday, July 31, 2017. HSBC is reporting that pretax profit rose 12 percent in the first half as revenue expanded faster than costs and higher interest rates fattened margins for its Hong Kong lending business. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 31, 2017 - 1:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC said Monday it plans to buy back another $2 billion in shares after reporting a strong set of quarterly profits thanks to higher interest rates that helped fatten margins for its lending business. The London-based global bank, which earns most of its income in Asia, said it...
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July 31, 2017 - 1:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's factory output rose in June, while unemployment fell to 2.8 percent, as a recovery in global demand helped drive growth in the world's third-largest economy. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported Monday that factory production in June rose 4.9 percent over a year...
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July 31, 2017 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its factory output rose in June, while unemployment fell to 2.8 percent, as a recovery in global demand helped drive growth. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported Monday that factory production in June rose 4.9 percent over a year earlier and 1.6 percent...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. A proposed new law that would require carmakers to build alarms for backseats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars and also streamline the criminal process against caregivers who cause the deaths, cases that can be inconsistent but often heavier-handed against mothers. The latest deaths came in Arizona on triple-digit degree days over the last weekend of July 2017. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP, File)
July 30, 2017 - 7:59 pm
A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The law also would streamline the criminal process against caregivers who cause the deaths — cases that can be inconsistent but often...
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