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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. The yield on Greece’s benchmark 10-...


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Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax What’s that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal Eurozone gets...


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Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus has threatened to leave Britain if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations. The company, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in the U.K., says it will “reconsider its long-term footprint in the country” if...


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Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. Some markets were making slight rebounds but unable to make up their heavy losses...


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APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That’s significantly earlier...


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What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases that come from states where they don’t have any shops, offices or warehouses. Before...


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Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years. The four arrested Thursday were former general directors or...


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Federal study: Chemicals toxic below recommended EPA levels

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal study says the chemicals a West Virginia factory used to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels well below those recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. News outlets report the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry...


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Deal may keep internet privacy measure off California ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backers of an internet privacy initiative say they will keep their measure off California’s November ballot if lawmakers pass a comparable consumer data protection bill next week. Supporters of the initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data say...


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Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

Hard Rock Casino Guitar Misspelling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the...


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