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Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:02am

Ivanka Trump is learning more about economic policy as she takes on a more visible role in and around Washington.

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:56am

With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

Emails show new EPA chief's cozy ties with fuel industry

Michael Biesecker and Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:56am

When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.

China says military veterans' difficulties will be overcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:50am

China's defense ministry says it expects economic growth and a strengthened social security system will resolve the problems of veterans who complain of having been denied their promised retirement benefits.

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:36am

Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33am

Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point.

Turkish Airlines passenger held in Miami over bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33am

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. security officers at Miami airport have detained a passenger on board a Turkish Airlines plane who claimed to have a bomb on him.

PSA Peugeot Citroen profits up as it eyes buy of GM's Opel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:22am

French carmaker PSA Group saw its profits jump last year and is giving dividends for the first time since 2011, burnishing its image as it weighs a buyout of General Motors' money-losing European operations.

Barclays says it will complete its restructuring early

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:20am

Barclays Group says it will complete its restructuring six months earlier than planned as it sheds risky assets and focuses on consumer, corporate and investment banking in New York and London.

Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:24am

Australia's highest-paid public servant announced his resignation on Thursday, two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor and created a political headache for the government.

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:44pm

Company towns like Peoria, Illinois, have long relied on a major employer to provide generations of locals with jobs and give the cities their central identity.

North Dakota officials plead with last protesters to leave

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:13pm

Public officials in North Dakota are pleading with the remaining protesters at the Dakota Access oil pipeline camp to pack up and leave so authorities can resume cleaning up the premises without any further arrests.

Japanese Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEO

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:12pm

Carlos Ghosn, who leads the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, is handing over the helm at Nissan to Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, but Ghosn is staying on as chairman.

Asian shares dip as Fed minutes show rate hike expected soon

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:12pm

Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected.

Israeli prime minister hopes to triple trade with Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:56pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he hoped to triple bilateral trade with Australia as the countries forge closer technology and aviation ties.

Former tech CEO faces sentencing after self-exile in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:12pm

A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges for a decade by fleeing to Africa is facing sentencing in New York City.

Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:41pm

Australia's highest-paid public servant announced his resignation on Thursday, two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor.

4 richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:24pm

A report on inequality in Indonesia says its four richest men now have more wealth than 100 million of the country's poorest people.

Man arrested in Staten Island cash advance company killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:10pm

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of two men inside a cash advance company in New York City.

Japanese Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEO

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:34pm

Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman.