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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 - 8:46am

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.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

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

Stocks sink as 'Trump trade' flips into reverse

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day went into sharp reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices jumped for Treasury bonds.

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:40am

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

Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, went on trial Monday on terrorism charges for alleged links to a failed coup attempt, highlighting the gulf between Turkey's assertions that such prosecutions are needed to restore stability and international concerns that Turkish democracy is in peril.

United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20am

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because of their attire.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:13am

The operator of Dubai's largest mall said Monday it made an $880-million offer to purchase the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com, adding new corporate intrigue to the website's rumored sale to Amazon.

Justices won't hear appeal in music copyright dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:40am

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists.

European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:22am

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.

Nigeria and Poland seek to develop economic, military ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:22am

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

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:02am

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

Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:14am

President Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global stock markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on other campaign promises, such as tax cuts and big infrastructure spending. The dollar was a major loser, falling to four-month lows against a basket of currencies.

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.

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.

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.

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.