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Iraq, BP sign initial deal to develop Kirkuk oil fields

Iraq and British energy giant BP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop lucrative oil fields in the country's north.The Oil Ministry's statement quotes BP's president for the Middle East region, Michael Townshend, as saying that his...

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Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.The carrier said Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to buy 20 of its A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more, in a deal worth...

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The Latest: 6 dead as high winds sweep across western Europe

The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local):5:40 p.m.Authorities say three people have died in Germany as a storm with high winds and snow sweeps across western Europe.Police in the eastern German state of Thuringia say a fireman...

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APNewsBreak: GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in 'Danica Double'

Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick in the upcoming "Danica Double" that will close out her racing career, The Associated Press...

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GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'

The original "GoDaddy Girl" is back with sponsorship intact to push forward with her "Danica Double." Danica Patrick has secured the money needed to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Now she just needs to find the rides...

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Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target.Buoyant consumer spending...

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Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on...

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Home Run: Austin-based Petros PACE scores $10M in deal led by Alex Rodriguez

Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his investment firm are the lead investors in a $10 million funding round for Austin-based Petros PACE Finance. Petros provides long-term PACE financing to U.S. commercial property owners seeking to increase...

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China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment.Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that the U.S. Trade Representative lacked "objectivity" and supporting...

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China says cross-border cash flows hit turning point in '17

China's cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday.The supply and demand of foreign exchange "have shifted...

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