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Edward Landi, foreground left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several U.S. companies reported solid results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 15, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Technology companies are leading stocks higher at midday, putting the market on track for its fifth gain in a row. A dip in the late morning Thursday briefly put indexes into the red, but stocks were...
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FILE- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German professional soccer is booming with record revenue across two divisions of just over 4 billion euros ($5 billion) last season, the 13th straight there has been an increase. The German football league (DFL) says revenue among the 36 teams in the top two tiers...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law. The Commission asked the two companies a year ago to change their terms of service following complaints from...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras during discussions in Athens. In a formal request to parliament, on Monday Feb. 12, 2018, Prime Minister Tsipras' party launched the process for parliament to probe ten past administration officials, including two former prime ministers, for alleged money-laundering including possible bribes from Swiss drug-maker Novartis.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, FILE)
February 15, 2018 - 9:02 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek former prime minister accused of involvement in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal filed a criminal complaint Thursday against current Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and six other people, including the deputy justice minister and three prosecutors. Antonis Samaras, the...
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U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis, front left, speaks with British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, front right, during a group photo of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 15, 2018 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, accusing Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare. Foreign Minister Tariq Ahmad said "the U.K. government judges that the Russian government,...
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This Nov. 12, 2017, photo provided by Reveal shows a TD Bank storefront in Philadelphia. African American and Latino borrowers are more likely to get turned down by TD Bank than by any other major mortgage lender. The bank turned down 54 percent of black homebuyers and 45 percent of Latino homebuyers, more than three times the industry averages. (Sarah Blesener/Reveal via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 6:42 am
Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about inflation receded, although trading was thinned by closures for the Lunar New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 15, 2018 - 1:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investors' worries over inflation receded, although trading was thin as some markets closed for Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.5 percent to 21,464.98 and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Palestinians gather at the Qatari-funded Hamad City housing complex in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza’s infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, Israel is appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-torn area. The banners show Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, and his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:33 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, it's appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2012, file photo, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017. The results also showed that Uber cut its fourth-quarter net loss by 25 percent from the third quarter as new CEO Khosrowshahi moves to make the company profitable ahead of a planned initial public stock offering sometime next year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and "getting the love back" after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals. "We strive to be and...
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