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Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:11pm

Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.

Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:53pm

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. says it has reached an agreement to buy competitor C.R. Bard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $24 billion.

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:33pm

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

US gas prices rise 3 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.46 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:33pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46.

Unconventional Macron faces unprecedented challenge

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:14pm

French centrist Emmanuel Macron faces an unprecedented challenge in his quest for the French presidency: A newcomer to politics, he was virtually unknown to most of his countrymen just three years ago.

Arts collective buys manufacturing plant to create exhibits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:25pm

A plant formerly owned by a mining and construction equipment company in Santa Fe will become space for arts production company Meow Wolf to help create its exhibits as it seeks to expand nationwide.

Potato farming in Washington involves high-stakes investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:48pm

Most folks think of Idaho when they think of potatoes, but farmers in Washington state's Columbia Basin are making their own mark on the nation's potato industry.

'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:24pm

"The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:45pm

An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:02pm

Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodes

Gisela Salomon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:23am

People crowd outside a church near Miami's international airport, chatting about family and friends left behind in Caracas, Valencia and Maracaibo as they wait more than an hour to receive rice, beans, yogurt and other food for their families.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:34am

At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs.

Tony Gwynn Jr. follows dad in brewing as well as baseball

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53am

Wearing safety goggles and glancing at his watch, Tony Gwynn Jr. waits for the right moment to add hops to a kettle of boiling water and malted barley as he tweaks his craft beer recipe on a two-keg system dwarfed by giant tanks at AleSmith Brewing Co.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:20am

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23am

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:24am

Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:22am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:11am

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.