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In this Monday, May 15, 2017, photo, motorists pass a Chevron sign listing gas prices, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 14, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted. The unchanged reading followed a drop of 0.1 percent in May, the Labor Department said Friday. Inflation has...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 0.2...
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In this Monday, May 15, 2017, photo, motorists pass a Chevron sign listing gas prices, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 14, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted. The Labor Department says the unchanged reading followed a drop of 0.1 percent in May. Inflation has climbed just...
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A currency trader covers his face with his hands at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 14, 2017. Asian shares were marginally higher on Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 14, 2017 - 8:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Global shares traded in fairly narrow ranges Friday as the quarterly U.S. corporate earnings results season began in earnest and as investors awaited some key U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.3 percent at 7,394 while...
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A currency trader covers his face with his hands at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 14, 2017. Asian shares were marginally higher on Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 14, 2017 - 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Global shares traded in fairly narrow ranges Friday as the quarterly U.S. corporate earnings results season began in earnest and as investors awaited some key U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.3 percent at 7,394 while...
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July 14, 2017 - 5:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's intellectual property agency has given preliminary approval to two Donald Trump trademarks a bit more than two years after the applications were filed. Though the timing was in line with the agency's guidelines for how long such approvals should take, approvals...
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A currency trader covers his face with his hands at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 14, 2017. Asian shares were marginally higher on Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 14, 2017 - 4:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global shares were moderately higher Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. The Federal Reserve chair's second day of testimony to Congress generated little market-moving news. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent at 7,...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raises his hands as he speaks during a leaders debate hosted by Facebook Australia and News.com.au in Sydney. The Australian government on Friday, July 14, 2017, proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. (Lukas Coch/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:36 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. But some experts, as well as Facebook...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, the Capitol building is seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington. Republicans in Washington have been clamoring for years to address the long-term financial problems of Social Security and Medicare. On July 13, the trustees who oversee the programs are scheduled to issue their annual warning about the finances of the federal government’s two largest benefit programs.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. Bad news for seniors: It's just a 2.2 percent increase, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. The trustees who oversee...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after announcing the revised version of the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 14, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the provisions in the latest version of the Senate Republicans' health care bill appears to benefit only the state of Alaska. And to the tune of $2 billion in federal money. Among the Republican holdouts needed to pass the bill is one of Alaska's senators, Lisa Murkowski...
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