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AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:41am

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.


GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it could be to produce the unity the party will need.

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:13am

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

Stocks dip as 'Trump trade' heads in reverse

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

Stocks around the world dipped 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 moved in reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices rose for Treasury bonds.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Saudi Arabia on Monday reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant.

France's Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:26am

French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration.

Actress Shailene Woodley reaches deal in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:20am

Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Will Cabinet follow Tillerson's lead in media access?

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:14am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either.

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

Vivian Salama and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

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, the White House confirmed Monday.

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:50am

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018.

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.

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.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for 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, 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.