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AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:12am

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

94-year-old woman honored for 44 years working at McDonalds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00am

A 94-year-old Indiana woman is celebrating 44 years of working at McDonald's.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for amid Amazon rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:55am

A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon.

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:52am

French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning.

Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist boats planning early launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:52am

The Maid of the Mist tour boats at Niagara Falls are being readied for their earliest launch ever.

Thai gov't suspends TV station for a week over its reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:50am

Thailand's broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security.

Nigeria and Poland seek to develop economic, military ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:30am

The foreign minister of Nigeria is in Poland in an effort to develop economic, military and security ties with the fast-growing economy in central Europe.

Supervisor: UK banks need solid EU roots to access bloc

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:14am

A top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union.

European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:04am

The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses.

Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Dems

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:51am

President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Turks in Germany sharply divided over Turkey's referendum

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:23am

As polling stations opened Monday in Germany, acrimony has been rising among the Turks here whose votes are crucial in the tight race over whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:12am

French President Francois Hollande said Monday that European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia.

China lifts ban on Brazilian beef

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:31am

China has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Monday.

Survey: German business confidence rises to 6-year high

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:12am

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high.

Rule Britannia: firms bet on British allure to get by Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:12am

Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:34am

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says.

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:33am

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' limiting LGBT rights will cost North Carolina $3.76B in lost business over 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:50am

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' limiting LGBT rights will cost North Carolina $3.76B in lost business over 12 years.

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:25am

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.