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In this April 13, 2018, photo, a Southwest Airlines plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 26, 2018 - 10:47 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week. The company said Thursday that it expects revenue per mile, which tracks average prices, will drop between 1 percent and 3 percent in the April-through-June quarter. It said that 1 to 2...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers' prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
April 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday morning as Facebook leads a big rally for technology companies. The social media network jumped after its recent data privacy scandal didn't appear to affect its business in the first quarter. Other big technology companies also moved higher. Chipotle...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:13 am
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Two black men who were wrongly accused of not paying to work out at a gym in New Jersey say they were humiliated when staffers there twice called police on them . Rachid Maiga and Tshyrad (shah'-RAHD) Oates told WNBC-TV that they were playing basketball at the LA Fitness club...
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In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018, photo, auto technician Anthony Sterns, right, works to replace the coolant expansion tank on a 2011 BMW at the Fat City German Car service shop in Seattle. At first, dumping your old car might seem like a no-brainer, and you can't help picturing how good you would look in that new car. But automotive experts say you'll almost always come out ahead, at least financially, by fixing old faithful. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 26, 2018 - 10:06 am
You're looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an ad catches your eye: a brand new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month. At first, dumping your old car might seem like a no-brainer — and you can't help picturing how good you would look in that new car. But automotive experts...
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In this April 11, 2018, photo, a customer looks over a selection of stoves that are available for sale at a big box store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Thursday, April 26, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 26, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past four. The big rise in orders for durable goods, which followed an even bigger 3.5 percent advance in February...
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April 26, 2018 - 8:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:40 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says recent data point to "some moderation" in economic growth in the 19-country eurozone. But he said the recent indicators are...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Weaker signals from the economy and worries about a trade war between the United State and China mean the European Central Bank is in no hurry at all to start withdrawing its monetary stimulus efforts. And that means markets and consumers will have to live with central bank interest rates at zero and in some cases below for a good while yet. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
April 26, 2018 - 7:56 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates and stimulus settings unchanged as it sizes up conflicting signs about how well the economy is doing in the 19 countries that use the euro. Markets are waiting to hear bank President Mario Draghi's assessment at a...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front, looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump, center, pads the shoulder of France's President Emmanuel Macron prior to the first working session on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany. Merkel is traveling to Washington to meet with Trump on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
April 26, 2018 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days earlier: that America and Europe need to bury the hatchet on key issues, from global trade to international security. Yet despite Macron's and Merkel's...
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April 26, 2018 - 7:33 am
MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reported a 60 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2018. The company said Thursday that its profit of 1.02 billion euros ($1.24 billion) was up from 641 million euros in the same quarter a year earlier, though net revenue edged down...
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