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Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:22am

Iraq's president is visiting Iran less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

China, US trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Jim Gomez and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:04pm

China's leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches to a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.

North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:54pm

It's a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyper-inflation — despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance?

Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:40pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:16pm

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.

Colombia president snagged by protests, congressional revolt

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:08pm

Ivan Duque was sworn in as Colombia's president in August after an easy election victory in which he promised to boost the sluggish economy by decreasing corporate taxes, while bringing order to rural areas that have long been plagued by drug trafficking and violence between armed groups.

Nevada regulators approve deal with sports books operator

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:08pm

Nevada gambling regulators have approved a $2 million offer to settle a complaint with a troubled sports books operator that acknowledged taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts.

US to accuse Iran of violating chemical weapons treaty

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:46pm

The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Friday.

Nvidia, Nordstrom fall; PG&E, Sprint rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:37pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Gold, silver higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:13pm

The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,220.80 an ounce -- up $8.00.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:11pm

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It's worth 1.32 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 20.12 Mexican pesos, down from late Thursday.

Oil unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:07pm

Crude oil futures prices finished flat after a two-day winning streak. Benchmark U.S. crude oil was unchanged at $56.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:28pm

Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires.

Regulators close Maine's shrimp fishery for next 3 years

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:27pm

Regulators voted Friday to close the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years, raising fears that the fishery decimated by rising water temperatures may never bounce back.

Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 12:36pm

President Donald Trump has signed legislation that elevates the importance of cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump says he will name EPA's acting chief Andrew Wheeler to head the agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 12:04pm

Trump says he will name EPA's acting chief Andrew Wheeler to head the agency.

Sub claims ban after thanking kids for Pledge of Allegiance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:16am

A Missouri substitute teacher is seeking answers after claiming he was banned because he thanked students for saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

APNewsBreak: Obama's memoir sells more than 725,000 copies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:12am

First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts.

Airbnb says revenue for 3Q was best ever, topping $1 billion

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:58am

Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market.