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Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:21pm

President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase the Obama law.

Gilbert: 'We screwed up' on controversial Detroit display ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company's controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says "See Detroit Like We Do" with an image of a majority white crowd.

House moves to fill VA's budget gap despite vets' objections

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:41am

The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care, a plan drawing stiff protests from veterans' groups.

US maker of panels in London fire: Others install them

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:21am

The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday.

Bigger ships carry Georgia ports to record cargo volumes

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:11am

The Georgia Ports Authority says bigger ships using an expanded Panama Canal pushed its cargo volumes to record levels in fiscal 2017.

German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.

US stock indexes mixed ahead of busy earnings week

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

U.S. stock indexes dipped Monday, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose.

Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

A security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.

Bombshell stories spur news war with a twist

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:21am

Print outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with cable television news over a string of bombshell stories about the Trump administration. It's a news war with a twist.

Markets Right Now: Stocks dip ahead of busy earnings week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11am

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Sports retailer stocks fall as Hibbett posts gloomy outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:01am

More bad news for sporting goods retailers: Hibbett, a chain with more than 1,000 stores, said it expects a key sales figure to fall due to a "challenging" retail environment.

IMF warms to eurozone economy amid lower political risks

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:31am

The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated and risks to its outlook abated.

Europe concerned at impact of US energy sanctions on Russia

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

European Union officials are "activating all diplomatic channels" to press home their concerns that looming U.S. energy sanctions against Russia could affect Europe's energy supplies, a spokesman said Monday.

US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can't find homes

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

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.

IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

The International Monetary Fund upgraded the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But the fund left its forecast for global growth unchanged from an April forecast, partly because the United States is unlikely to get much help from tax cuts and higher spending.

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

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

US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

US home purchases slipped 1.8 percent in June amid climbing prices, declining number of homes for sale.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

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

Greece readies first foray into bond markets in 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:21am

Greece is poised to tap international bond markets for the first time in three years in a move the government hopes will signal the country is ready to emerge from its bailout era.