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The Big Apple Circus puts its assets up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:23am

The Big Apple Circus is up for sale.

The Latest: Davos military security costs millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:20am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):

Feds allege KleinBank used discriminatory lending practices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:20am

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued a Minnesota bank for allegedly engaging in mortgage lending practices that discriminate against minorities.

Trumping Trump? Democrat Cuomo courts 'middle-class anger'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:11am

An ambitious Democratic governor with possible White House aspirations has a formula for staying blue in the time of Trump: Take your progressive message directly to angst-ridden middle-class voters.

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

Kirsten Grieshaber and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:10am

European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to Donald Trump's comments that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU.

States can offer a lesson as GOP proposes deep cut taxes

Christina A. Cassidy and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:41am

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen.

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:40am

The International Monetary Fund is raising its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and in 2018, reflecting an expected boost from the economic policies of President-elect Donald Trump.

As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:31am

I am, therefore I'm paid.

IMF raises China growth forecast but warns on debt

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:31am

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned rising debt that has prompted concern about the country's finances increase the risk of a sharper slowdown.

Global stocks, pound drop amid worries over Brexit

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:30am

Global stock markets and the pound fell on Monday amid worries that Britain will opt for a "hard exit" from the European Union in which it severs its access to the bloc's single market.

Piccadilly Circus signboard goes dark for digital overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:30am

The lights have gone out at Piccadilly Circus.

Eyewear giant to emerge from tie-up of Luxottica, Essilor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:11am

A new European eyewear giant worth more than 50 billion euros ($52.5 billion) is set to emerge as Italy's Luxottica — owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley glasses — merges with French lens manufacturer Essilor.

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:00am

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity.

In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patrol vessels

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:40am

Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country's trade and security engagements in Asia amid China's rising dominance.

Correction: Davos Forum story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:30am

In a story Jan. 15 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Drzik's title as president of the global insurance and risk management firm Marsh. His title is president of global risk and specialties at Marsh.

Saudi's Flynas to buy 80 Airbus A320neo planes in $8.6B deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:40am

Airbus says it has agreed to sell a total of 80 A320neo planes to Saudi Arabian low-cost airline Flynas in a deal worth $8.6 billion.

SKorea's Samsung in rough patch with arrest request, recalls

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:20am

A request by South Korean prosecutors to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the 48-year-old vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Electronics, has added to the troubles for the country's most valuable company after a spate of recalls last year.

UN agency chiefs urge access for aid to civilians in Syria

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:30am

The heads of major U.N. organizations on Monday called for access to civilians cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world "must not stand silent" even though the high-profile siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo is over.

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:10am

Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating.