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Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

Jeremy Hainsworth and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:14am

The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open.

Greece's Tsipras: the era of austerity is over

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:58am

Greece's era of austerity is over, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed Friday, as he painted a positive picture of the reforms his government has agreed to take after the bailout program ends in 2018.

Grain mixed; livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:34am

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed; livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:30am

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates.

US stocks slump as banks and technology companies fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

U.S. stocks are falling Friday morning as investors again look for safer places to put their money. Business technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprises is falling after it announced weak sales. Bond prices are dropping and yields rising. That's sending interest rates lower, which hurts banks. Industrial companies are also down, while high-dividend stocks are rising.

Report: Latvian airport denies ordering hijab removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

Latvia's main airport denies having demanded an Arab diplomat to remove her hijab headscarf during a security check after a local newspaper reported her country had handed in a note to the Latvian Foreign Ministry complaining of unacceptable treatment.

Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge

Stan Choe and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:06am

How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?

Sales of new US homes rose 3.7 percent in January in sign of housing market health

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:06am

Sales of new US homes rose 3.7 percent in January in sign of housing market health.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:45am

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

Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeks

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:27am

Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the better part of a year.

Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:13am

An Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests for him.

Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00am

Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.

The Latest: Tribes want judge to stop river pipeline work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:51am

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):

J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.

China, France overtake US as top German trade partners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:25am

New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany's largest trading partners.

The Latest: Airport in Malaysia attack safe, operator says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:00am

The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

3 people critically injured in Oklahoma gas well explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:56am

Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma.

Democratic senators criticize Trump on Chinese trademarks

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:50am

Accepting a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first is unconstitutional, a group of 13 prominent Democratic senators said in a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday, warning that they intend to hold him accountable to his oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:37am

Global stocks fell Friday amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the market's recent rally.