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US consumer confidence hits 16-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence... 
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US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; Oil up
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. Banks and other financials stocks led the gainers, while phone... 
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Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations
PHOENIX (AP) " A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice... 
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Rivals Paris and London announce joint business plan
PARIS (AP) " Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies.The two cities, which are linked by rail, have... 
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Czech firm sees surge in sales of turntables amid vinyl boom
LITOVEL, Czech Republic (AP) " As vinyl records make a global comeback, so do turntables.The biggest maker of quality turntables, a company in the Czech Republic called SEV Litovel, has increased its production fourfold between... 
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Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
DETROIT (AP) " Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.President Donald Trump applauded the move in an early morning tweet.Ford will spend... 
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US home prices rose in January by most in 2 years
WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities.The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller... 
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Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants
WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants.Trump tweeted early Tuesday, "Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants.... 
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Carnival 1Q profit jumps on lower fuel cost, revenue boost
NEW YORK (AP) " Carnival Corp.'s profit more than doubled in the first-quarter as lower fuel costs and higher revenue helped it top Wall Street forecasts.The Miami-based cruise line's profit surged to $352 million, or 48 cents per... 
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Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle
NEW YORK (AP) " Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be able to order... 
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Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans
WASHINGTON (AP) " A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse... 
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EU clears investment loan for Greek airports upgrade
ATHENS, Greece (AP) " The European Union is clearing a 280 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to the company that won the tender to upgrade and operate 14 regional Greek airports.European Commission spokesman Margaritis... 
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World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) " The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports,"... 
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