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KKR's Internet Brands buying WebMD in $2.8B deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:27am

KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.

China hopes construction of Thai railway can start quickly

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:20am

China's foreign minister said Monday he hopes construction of a new Thai railway can start immediately so Thailand will have better access to Chinese markets.

USS Constitution returns to Boston's waters after repairs

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:54am

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, has returned to Boston's waters.

Eurozone growth projections revised up by the IMF

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:17am

The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated.

IMF cuts British growth forecast after weak first quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:57am

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy following a weak first quarter that suggested the country's exit from the European Union was starting to weigh on consumers and businesses.

Global shares mixed as attention turns to Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:01am

Global shares meandered Monday as market attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japanese shares languished as the yen strengthened against the dollar.

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

Ashok Sharma and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:50am

It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades.

GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:31am

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab raises $2.5 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:20am

Japan's Softbank and China's top ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing are pouring $2 billion into the latest round of financing by cash-hungry Southeast Asian taxi app Grab.

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:10am

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.

Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:06am

The White House has indicated that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:50am

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:30am

Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

Hussain Al-Qatari and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:50pm

Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:23pm

Scott Blumstein's path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey.

Asian shares mostly lower as attention turns to Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:21pm

Asian shares mostly slid Monday, with Chinese benchmarks countering the trend, as market attention turns to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japanese shares languished as the yen strengthened against the dollar.

The Latest: USS Constitution returns to water after repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:51pm

The Latest on the USS Constitution's return to Boston Harbor (all times local):

White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:30pm

The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:20pm

The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:16pm

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday.