A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty over a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 14, 2017 - 9:53 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9 percent to 22,498.85 while South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.4...
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December 14, 2017 - 8:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A quarterly business outlook survey by Japan's central bank shows corporate sentiment has improved to its highest level in 11 years in the latest upbeat signal for the economy. The Bank of Japan's "tankan" index for large manufacturers, released Friday, was 25 in December, up from 22...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 14, 2017 - 6:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations. As all 28 EU leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, arrived in Brussels for a...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Good afternoon! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events...
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In an artist rendering provided by SHoP Architects, Detroit's new 800-foot-tall, $900 million two-building project that will include a 58-story residential tower and 12-floor building for retail and conference space in shown. Ground was ceremoniously broken for the project, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (SHoP Architects via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 5:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The 58-story building dominating the local skyline will rise on the site of the...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Walt Disney Co., up $2.96 to $110.57 The entertainment company agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. Tiffany & Co., up $3.24 to $99.34 The luxury retailer extended a licensing agreement with...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's "America First" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, construction cranes fill a block across from an Amazon building in Seattle. Seattle is among a fistful of cities that have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, even while most other large cities, and sizable swaths of rural America, have managed only modest recoveries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 14, 2017 - 2:51 pm
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. Everywhere you...
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December 14, 2017 - 2:45 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the economic impact of Oregon's state parks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that park employees earn a combined salary of $550 million. The parks generate $550 million in salaries for those in the parks' host communities. A corrected version...
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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., a member of the Senate Finance Committee, confers with an aide as tax bill conferees gather to work on the sweeping GOP plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America's richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google's parent Alphabet: Tens of billions in tax breaks on profits they've parked overseas. Republicans say they're confident the...
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