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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The British government says it will unilaterally accept some European Union rules and give EU financial services firms continued access to the U.K. market in order to maintain stability if the country crashes out of the bloc without a deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Businesses could face red tape at the border, customers could see higher credit card fees, patients could face delays to medical treatment and there could even be a sperm shortage if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, the U.K. government acknowledged Thursday...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German news media report has stirred new speculation about who will succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, one of the world's most powerful economic policy posts. Citing unnamed government sources, the Handelsblatt business publication reported...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
Sure, your college may allow students to pay for tuition and fees with a credit card. But, like partying the night before a midterm, it's probably not a good idea. Paying for anything with plastic requires a plan to get rid of your balance fast. That keeps interest charges from piling up. Plus,...
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CORRECTING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT TO WEDNESDAY - FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. USA. The social media giant Facebook said late Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, it has banned a quiz app for refusing to be audited and concerns that data on as many as 4 million users was misused, after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)
August 23, 2018 - 10:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users' data and pulled its own security software from Apple's app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules. The social media company said Wednesday it took action against the...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee has approved Kathy Kraninger to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a 13-12 party-line vote. The approval comes despite protests from Senate Democrats who said President Donald Trump's nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Central Bank said Thursday it will halt foreign currency purchases, a move that helped the ruble to recover from its lowest level against the dollar since 2016. The ruble, which had endured another day of turbulence amid the threat of further U.S. sanctions, made gains...
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In this June 27, 2018, photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2018 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department says newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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On of the so called "hunger stones" exposed by the low level of water in the Elbe river is seen in Decin, Czech Republic, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The low level of water caused by the recent drought has exposed some stones at the river bed whose appearances in history meant for people to get ready for troubles. They are known as the "hunger stones" and they were chosen in the past to record low water levels. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 23, 2018 - 9:56 am
DECIN, Czech Republic (AP) — Due to this summer's drought in Central Europe, boulders known as "hunger stones" are reappearing in the Elbe River. The low water levels in the river that begins in the Czech Republic then crosses Germany into the North Sea has exposed stones on the river bed whose...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Airways says it will end its direct flights to Iran's capital in September as "the operation is currently not commercially viable." The decision announced Thursday comes after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and world...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Asian stock markets are mixed after U.S. and Chinese officials held talks on their deepening trade dispute ahead of a new round of tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 23, 2018 - 8:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Thursday after the United States and China imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods in an escalation of their battle over Beijing's technology policy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was steady at 12,383 while London's FTSE...
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