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EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:24am

European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to new rules aimed at preventing multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the 28-country EU and those outside the bloc.

Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:04am

The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.

Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 4:53am

China's No. 2 leader expressed hope Tuesday that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody."

Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:23am

Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to reach the strongest pace in nearly six years, a closely watched survey found Tuesday.

Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:13am

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:51am

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 31.4 billion yen ($277 million).

HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit dives

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:42am

London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that its annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for "unexpected economic and political events" and warned of risks in 2017 to the global economy's continuing recovery.

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street's long weekend

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:42am

Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend.

In Trump's future looms a familiar shutdown threat

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:11am

Add a potential government shutdown to embattled President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches.

Trump Month Two: Talks on health care and on tax overhaul

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:11am

As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on health care and tax overhauls long sought by Republicans.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

Jim Drinkard and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:01am

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.

Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them back

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:19pm

A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes.

Rio Carnival revelers hunt for bargains amid economic crisis

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:10pm

Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival.

Tensions mount as Ecuador's presidential race up in the air

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:03pm

Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekend

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:53pm

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend.

Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

Bruce Schreiner and Gary B. Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:53pm

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:30pm

Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.

Official charged in United flight bribe case dies at age 62

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:17pm

A United Airlines lobbyist and longtime state official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown benefiting the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports has died.

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 6:30pm

As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.