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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 8:37 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 file photo, the towers of the Deutsche Bank are seen on the day of the annual meeting of the bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, said Monday, July 16, 2018 that its earnings will be considerably higher than expected in the second quarter, a fact that it said underlines the “resilience” of the company after a period of trouble. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 16, 2018 - 8:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, said Monday that its earnings will be considerably higher than expected in the second quarter, a fact that it said underlines the "resilience" of the company after a period of trouble. The Frankfurt-based bank said it expects net profit of about...
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Women chat as investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, July 16, 2018. Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A slowdown in Chinese economic growth weighed on global stock markets Monday as investors kept a close watch on a summit U.S. President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,521 while the CAC 40 in France was...
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July 16, 2018 - 8:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international forum on financial regulation say virtual currencies such as bitcoin do not currently pose a threat to global stability but require "vigilant monitoring" as the market is changing rapidly. The Financial Stability Board added Monday that that the highly...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, right speaks near European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, unseen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, July 16, 2018. The senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
July 16, 2018 - 3:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. Speaking before Trump and Putting were due to meet in Helsinki, European Council President Donald...
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In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, photo, women take souvenir photos with soft toys on display at an arcade games shop in Beijing. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington escalates. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter's 6.8 percent, the government...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made...
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Women chat as investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, July 16, 2018. Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 12:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. Geopolitical and trade tensions were weighing on sentiment despite gains last week on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4 percent to 2,820.52...
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This June 28, 2018 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City reveals what some residents say was a campaign that used noisy construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring high-paying condo buyers in. More than a dozen tenants told the AP that they were subjected to relentless banging, drilling, dust and rats. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned...
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July 15, 2018 - 1:16 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the average price is 63 cents higher than it was one year ago. Lundberg says prices at...
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