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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, Caterpillar loaders are parked in Middleton, Mass. Caterpillar serves up its latest quarterly report card Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Wall Street predicts the construction equipment manufacturer's earnings and revenue improved in the fourth quarter from a year earlier. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 22, 2018 - 1:01 am
A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Strong demand has helped lift U.S. home sales to levels last seen at the height of the housing boom a decade ago. Sales of previously occupied homes accelerated in November to a seasonally adjusted...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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This Jan. 6, 2018 photo shows police crime scene tape marking off the property belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found strangled inside their home on Dec. 15, 2017. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-square foot home, hauled away the couple's cars and even checked the sewers in one of Toronto's most exclusive neighborhoods for clues. But police haven't made any arrests, announced the search for any suspects or said practically anything publicly about the deaths of the drug company founder and his wife. (AP Photo/Rob Gillies)
January 22, 2018 - 12:04 am
TORONTO (AP) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-...
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January 21, 2018 - 11:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent to 3,495.40 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.2 percent to 23,764.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged less than 0.1...
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Night falls on the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 11:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
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In this photo provided by Rocket Lab, Electron rocket carrying only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), lifts off from the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island's east coast. The rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. (Rocket Lab via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...
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This undated image provided by Amazon shows an Amazon Go store in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Amazon via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store? More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. The store on the bottom floor of the company...
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A tourist helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in New York. The statue is closed due to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to chamber as the federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid a partisan blame game on both sides, at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn on the second day of a government shutdown. The White House put out a brief statement...
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FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film all time for Sony Pictures. (Frank Masi/Sony Pictures via AP, File)
January 21, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. "Jumanji," starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart...
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