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Official: Mexico could leave NAFTA if not satisfied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Mexico's Economy Secretary says his country could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if talks on re-negotiating it are unsatisfactory.

Judge rules Ameren Missouri plant violates Clean Air Act

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

A federal judge has ruled that Ameren Missouri's coal-fired power plant near St. Louis violates the Clean Air Act and has created "significantly more pollution" since modifications were made.

BT shares plunge on cost of Italian accounting scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:05am

Shares in telecoms giant BT plunged by a fifth Tuesday after the London-based company warned of the cost of an accounting scandal at its Italian business and broad weakness in the global market.

Ask Brianna: How can I avoid my parents' money mistakes?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:02am

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Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:00am

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past financial activities as a member of Congress.

The Latest: Trump tries to streamline manufacturing permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:55am

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Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:50am

President Donald Trump moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. Both orders are subject to renegotiations of the agreements.

Petrobras investors seek compensation in the Netherlands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:34am

Institutional investors who say they lost billions of dollars as a result of the corruption scandal at Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras have launched a compensation case in the Netherlands.

Trump signs executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:31am

Trump signs executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:26am

A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:22am

French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online.

Existing US home fell in December as supplies at 17-year low

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

Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999.

New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economy

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:10am

President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the year, congressional analysts said Tuesday.

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:03am

Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March.

Germany: Social Democrats leader won't run for chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

The leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party said Tuesday he won't stand as the party's candidate for chancellor in this fall's national election, shaking up the political landscape on the same day the country's president confirmed the election will be held Sept. 24.

Senate committee approves nomination of Elaine Chao to head transportation department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:50am

Senate committee approves nomination of Elaine Chao to head transportation department.

EU to Trump: Trade barriers, building walls 'doomed to fail'

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:50am

The European Union on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that his "America First" and protectionist trade policies are "doomed to fail" and said the kind of trade deals like the one he scuttled with the Asian Pacific countries "are a handy scapegoat."

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:41am

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

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:40am

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

Trump budget pick Mulvaney faces Senate hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:32am

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, says the government's "debt is a problem that must be addressed sooner, rather than later."