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Trump: Health vote is last chance for GOP to do right thing

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:21am

President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase the Obama health law.

Markets Right Now: Stocks dip ahead of busy earnings week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11am

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Sports retailer stocks fall as Hibbett posts gloomy outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:01am

More bad news for sporting goods retailers: Hibbett, a chain with more than 1,000 stores, said it expects a key sales figure to fall due to a "challenging" retail environment.

US stock indexes dip ahead of busy earnings week

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:51am

U.S. stock indexes dipped Monday, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose.

Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:41am

Sweden's prime minister said Monday that a security leak in the transport agency two years ago was "a disaster" and had exposed the country and its citizens to possible injury.

IMF warms to eurozone economy amid lower political risks

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:31am

The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated and risks to its outlook abated.

Europe concerned at impact of US energy sanctions on Russia

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

European Union officials are "activating all diplomatic channels" to press home their concerns that looming U.S. energy sanctions against Russia could affect Europe's energy supplies, a spokesman said Monday.

US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can't find homes

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.

IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

The International Monetary Fund upgraded the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But the fund left its forecast for global growth unchanged from an April forecast, partly because the United States is unlikely to get much help from tax cuts and higher spending.

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Greece readies first foray into bond markets in 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:21am

Greece is poised to tap international bond markets for the first time in three years in a move the government hopes will signal the country is ready to emerge from its bailout era.

German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:11am

The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.

Grab builds out war chest in a fight for car-share dominance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:01am

The taxi app Grab has been given an additional $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with extremely deep-pockets.

Global shares mixed as attention turns to Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:24am

Global stock markets mostly fell on Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week.

Russia calls for tighter compliance with oil output cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:00am

Major oil producers need to show greater discipline in sticking to output cuts aimed at raising the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Monday.

KKR's Internet Brands buying WebMD in $2.8B deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:27am

KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.