• The Latest: Avenatti expects to be 'fully exonerated'
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    The Latest: Avenatti expects to be 'fully exonerated'

    Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully exonerated" of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. Avenatti spoke after appearing in federal court on extortion charges. Avenatti was arrested earlier Monday after federal authorities accused him of

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    AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 8:24 p.m. EDT

    After decades as safety standard-bearers, unprecedented scrutiny for the FAA, Boeing after pair of crashes kill hundreds

  • UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock
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    UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

    British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union. With Brexit delayed and the new

  • Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out
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    Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out

    Officials said it could be several more days before a section of the Houston Ship Channel reopens. Investigators with Harris County, which includes Houston, said they have delivered a subpoena to Intercontinental Terminals Company — the firm that owns the facility — to preserve any evidence regarding

  • What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May
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    What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

    Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country's departure from the European Union and that of Prime Minister Theresa May both hanging in the balance. With British politicians deadlocked, EU leaders last week granted Britain a two-stage "flextension"

  • Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike
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    Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

    Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. Avenatti, who

  • Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business
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    Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

    Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start. Apple didn't disclose the price or the

  • US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer
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    US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

    Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug Administration panel didn't recommend any immediate restrictions on breast

  • The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives
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    The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

    British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country's political deadlock. The alternatives could include remaining in the European Union's single market or canceling Brexit altogether. Parliament has twice rejected the divorce

  • McDonald's spends millions on tech to juice up drive-thrus
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    McDonald's spends millions on tech to juice up drive-thrus

    McDonald's just bought tech firm Dynamic Yield — its biggest deal in more than 20 years. Here's what you need to know.

  • Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals
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    Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

    Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it. Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a paid subscription level for its news app, a video game service and an Apple-branded credit card, as it tries to push its services businesses to make up for a decline in

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    UK Parliament gains greater control of stalled Brexit process, set to hold series of votes on different outcomes.

    UK Parliament gains greater control of stalled Brexit process, set to hold series of votes on different outcomes.

  • Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
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    Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

    Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main

  • February housing starts — What to know in markets Tuesday
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    February housing starts — What to know in markets Tuesday

    On Tuesday, investors will get a pulse on the U.S. housing market when the Commerce Department releases February’s housing data ahead of the market open.

  • US stocks end choppy day mixed amid global growth jitters
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    US stocks end choppy day mixed amid global growth jitters

    U.S. stocks capped a day of choppy trading with an uneven finish Monday as investors wrestled to make sense of newly pessimistic outlooks for the global economy. Traders also weighed another troubling drop in long-term bond yields, which many see as a warning sign of a possible recession. Large-company

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    11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year

    The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health law. That's just a slight dip from 2018. Despite the Trump administration's ongoing ...

  • China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France
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    China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

    Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China. French President Emmanuel Macron said Xi's official visit was an

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    Business Highlights

    Michael Avenatti, the attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been arrested on charges that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike and embezzled a client's money to pay his own expenses. Avenatti was charged with extortion and bank and wire fraud in separate

  • Key New Mexico, Texas oil highways getting upgrades
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    Key New Mexico, Texas oil highways getting upgrades

    Key highways in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas are getting much-needed upgrades to accommodate the rise in traffic from the region's oil and gas boom. In New Mexico, the state's Department of Transportation is working to renovate U.S. Highway 82 — the main highway for oil field traffic

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    How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Major U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Monday after wavering for much of the day as traders tried to make sense of newly pessimistic views on the economy. Investors were also parsing another troubling ...

  • Slower manufacturing likely drag on small business optimism
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    Slower manufacturing likely drag on small business optimism

    The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year. While the manufacturing sector is a relatively small part of the gross domestic product — the government has estimated it at 11.4 percent in the third quarter

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    FalconStor Software: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ FalconStor Software Inc. (FALC) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $77,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights

  • The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy
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    The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy

    Apple says the new services it's launching will respect your digital boundaries. Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a paid subscription level of its news app, a video game service and a credit card at a splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California. Its new services will pit

  • More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them
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    More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them

    The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. "It's like the ultimate senior

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    Viacom and Avaya Holdings rise, Nu Skin Enterprises slips

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Winnebago Industries Inc., down 10 cents to $29.01 The recreational vehicle company reported better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter profit. ...