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US durable goods advance modest 0.7 percent in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:40am

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak.

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Trump says US won't leave NAFTA — for now

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:40am

President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.

Claims for US unemployment benefits rise by 14,000 to 257,000, but remain low

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:33am

Claims for US unemployment benefits rise by 14,000 to 257,000, but remain low.

Union Pacific beats Street 1Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:33am

Union Pacific Corp. is reporting first-quarter profit of $1.07 billion.

Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:15am

Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials.

EU members stress they are united heading into Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:15am

The 27 European Union nations head into two years of divorce negotiations with Britain as a solid bloc and said Thursday there is a large consensus on the tough guidelines for their Brexit negotiators which are to be approved at Saturday's summit.

Poland signs first deal to buy natural gas from US supplier

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:15am

Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, a step that will help the country's efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:10am

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Southwest misses Street 1Q forecasts, shares drop early

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:02am

Southwest Airlines' first-quarter earnings fell 32 percent as it flew more passengers but took in less revenue on average from each one. Rising costs for fuel and labor weighed on the airline.

American Airlines tops 1Q profit forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:00am

American Airlines Group Inc. is reporting first-quarter earnings of $234 million.

Strike ends at South African Airways after court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:00am

South African Airways says cabin crewmembers whose strike forced some flight cancellations have returned to work after a court order.

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:53am

President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Door seems closed completely to Trump tax returns release

Julie Bykowicz and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:53am

President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.

The Latest: European Central Bank keeps stimulus unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:50am

The Latest on the European Central Bank's decisions on stimulus for the eurozone economy (all times local):

Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:45am

The Philippine president says he will not raise his country's arbitration victory against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea during a Southeast Asian summit he hosts this weekend, a stance that critics say is subservient to Beijing.

Ex-postal worker accused of taking cash for drug deliveries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:30am

A U.S. Postal Service worker is accused of accepting money in exchange for giving a man an address on her delivery route where packages containing drugs could be delivered without detection.

Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:21am

One of Comcast's fastest-growing businesses hasn't been selling cable or internet subscriptions — or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads. It's been theme parks.

Comcast tops Street 1Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:20am

Comcast Corp. is reporting first-quarter profit of $2.57 billion.

Spy chief urges German firms to take cybersecurity seriously

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:20am

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says companies aren't taking cybersecurity seriously enough at a time when the threat of electronic attacks is rising.