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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, right, and Evelina Christillin in the stands prior to the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy planned to use "good manners, the art of diplomacy, numbers and evidence" to...
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A man argues with a security staff on a protest poster prior to a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 16, 2018 - 11:23 am
HELSINKI (AP) — An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The individual, seated with the American press corps in Helsinki, was holding a sign about nuclear weapons. He identified himself as a...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. Goods producers — a category that includes manufacturers, farmers and construction — are most optimistic, with 94 percent saying they expect sales to rise over the next three months. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax cuts that the Trump administration pushed...
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Protesters hold a sign "Stop Putin In Ukraine, Save Europe" during a demonstration in Helsinki, Finland Monday, July 16, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet in the Finnish capital. (Onni Ojala/Lehtikuva via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 10:42 am
HELSINKI (AP) — One sign in Helsinki read: "Build saunas not war!" Activists used Monday's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. Abortion-rights activists dressed...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:16 am
Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a loan. Don't expect this alternative data to displace the three-digit...
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July 16, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is keeping its forecast for global economic growth unchanged at 3.9 percent this year despite worries about rising trade tensions and higher oil prices. But the lending agency is downgrading the outlook for Europe and Japan. The IMF now predicts...
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July 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for some gambling companies that plan to offer legal sports betting in New Jersey before football season starts. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement has directed the Atlantic City casinos to get their sports betting applications in by the end of...
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In this July 13, 2018, photo, Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for a sale at a shop in Beijing. China announced it filled a World Trade Organization challenge Monday, July 16, 2018, to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiraling technology dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology dispute. The Trump administration has criticized the WTO as unable to deal with...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it's banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games,...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won't serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won't allow employees to...
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