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The Latest: 11 injured during Mardi Gras parade in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:34am

The Latest on Mardi Gras celebrations that end with Fat Tuesday, the culmination of the Carnival season (all times local):

Trump's budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy, foreign aid

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:30am

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programs to help pay for increased military spending.

Protests expected as Trump opens newest hotel in Vancouver

Manuel Valdes and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:26am

Protesters planned marches Tuesday in downtown Vancouver as President Donald Trump's two eldest sons attended the grand opening of their company's new hotel and condominium tower in a city known for diversity and progressive politics.

European Parliament panel urges improved diesel oversight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:04am

A European Parliament panel chastised European authorities and automakers on Tuesday for failing to ensure that laws on diesel emissions were upheld, and called for much-improved oversight in the future.

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:00am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Investing costs fall again: Fidelity, Schwab cut commissions

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:55am

It keeps getting cheaper to invest.

Greece's creditors back in Athens as bailout talks resume

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:55am

Greece resumed long-delayed bailout talks with its creditors Tuesday as figures showed bank deposits in the cash-strapped country running at a 15-year low.

Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

Eileen By and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:55am

Malaysian property developer Tiah Joo Kim got way more than he bargained for when he signed a licensing deal to use the Trump brand on the Trump International Hotel and Tower that is opening Tuesday in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

The Latest: Trump meets with states' attorneys general

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:55am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Pakistan hosts regional economic summit

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:49am

Leaders from Iran, Turkey and other states arrived in Pakistan's capital on Tuesday amid tight security for a regional conference seeking to improve economic ties by removing trade barriers.

UK billionaire settles on pensions in retailer's collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:26am

British billionaire Philip Green has paid some 363 million pounds ($451 million) to settle pension claims with collapsed retailer BHS.

US banks in strong shape as 4th quarter profit jumps

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:15am

U.S. banks' earnings in the final quarter of 2016 rose 7.7 percent from a year earlier, as lending continued to grow and banks set aside less for losses on loans for the first time since late 2015.

The full statements from PwC and the academy on Oscars flub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:04am

The full text of Monday's statement from accounting firm PwC on the best picture debacle of Sunday's Oscars:

Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:55am

Israel's official government watchdog issued a long-awaited report Tuesday in which it found the military was ill-prepared to counter the threat of underground tunnels used by Hamas militants from Gaza during the 2014 war, and that the Cabinet was not provided enough information to make proper decisions about it.

US consumer confidence rises to highest level since 2001

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:46am

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in more than 15 years, good news for the economy.

Grain higher; livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:44am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher; livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:43am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The strange life, and sudden death, of a North Korean exile

Kelvin Chan and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:37am

The heavy-set man got out of a taxi one night last September and headed for the lobby bar of the swank Wynn Macau — a quiet place, where women are often in evening dresses and gamblers can relax with $300 Cuban cigars. He was dressed casually. There were no bodyguards, no flashy women.

Target rattles Wall Street with weak quarter, outlook

Michelle Chapman, Anne D'Innocenzio and Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

Target, stung by the mass migration by its customers online and elsewhere, said its profit plummeted 43 percent during the most recent quarter as sales at its stores weakened. The coming year doesn't look much better: Its outlook for the first quarter and all of 2017 were far below what industry analysts had been expecting.

Broker faces prison time over $131 million fraud scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

Prosecutors in New York City say a former broker who pitched "worthless" stock to investors and television viewers faces prison for participating in a $131 million market manipulation scheme.