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The Latest: Watchdog nominee fails to sway Democrats

The Latest on the confirmation hearing for Kathy Kraninger (all times local): 1:30 p.m. After roughly three hours, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has...

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EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

The European Union is urging member states to step up preparations for a possible disorderly British exit from the bloc, in which no deal on future relations has been agreed. With Brexit negotiations at an impasse largely because the British...

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Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs

The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday. Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued...

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Votel: No new direction on Syria after Trump-Putin talks

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Thursday he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria following a U.S.-Russia summit that Moscow says focused heavily on Syria. Army Gen. Joseph...

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Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea's Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent...

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Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S. Trump is engaged in a running dispute with the EU over trade. Trump has imposed...

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Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S. Trump is engaged in a running dispute with the EU over trade. Trump has imposed...

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Trump's pick to run consumer watchdog faces skeptical Senate

President Trump's nominee to take over the nation's consumer watchdog agency exasperated some Democrats with vague answers at a Senate hearing Thursday, but Kathy Kraninger appears to be on her way to getting confirmed later this year. Republicans...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: False brands hurting merchants on Amazon, and why Uber could win the e-scooter wars  

Amazon, which helps many merchants, is also hurting others While merchants have long used the e-commerce platform to grow their business, the website has also opened opportunities for counterfeit brands to invade the space, according to The Wall Street...

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Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men. Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with...

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