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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Anthony Carpanese, left, and Nick Molinaro load plywood in preparation for Hurricane Irma at a Lowe's in Jacksonville, Fla. Lowe's Cos., Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 6:15 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's Cos. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $872 million. On a per-share basis, the Mooresville, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of $1.05. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:38 am
LONDON (AP) — British media reports say the U.K. is planning to offer more money to settle its "Brexit bill" with the European Union, but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade deal. The bill is a key sticking point in divorce negotiations. Britain has previously offered...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record. Authorities say 94 percent of the Portuguese mainland is enduring what they classify as an "extreme" drought. Environment secretary...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Shares are higher in Asia after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight. Japan’s benchmark rebounded as the yen held steady against the dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 21, 2017 - 4:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — European share benchmarks drifted lower in early trading Tuesday as Germany's president prepared to meet with party leaders hoping to broker a new government. The weakness in Europe followed an upbeat day in Asia, where Hong Kong's Hang Seng index had its biggest gain in nearly two...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Furman in Durham, N.C., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 21, 2017 - 2:36 am
Nike founder Phil Knight is throwing a birthday party and every college basketball fan is invited. Well, they can at least watch it on TV. Knight is celebrating his 80th birthday by staging a two-bracket tournament — the PK80 — beginning Thursday in Oregon. It includes some of the sport's heaviest...
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November 20, 2017 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised suspicions that he might...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Aug. 25, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shows Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe the way during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Under Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of its biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as the African nation appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the biggest winners.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 20, 2017 - 7:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as Zimbabwe appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the...
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President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, "We're going to give the American...
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Diana Steskal rests her head on her husband Byron's shoulder as Nebraska Public Service Commissioners rise to leave following their vote approving the TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline "mainline alternative route" through the state Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb. The couple are landowners in the path of the pipeline. (Eric Gregory/The Journal-Star via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 6:16 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and could require more time to study the changes...
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