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EU Maintains Offer to Keep Britain in Despite Vote to Leave

After Helping to Take Down Gawker, Out Tech Billionaire Thiel Wants to Buy Site

By Raf Casert |
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negoti...

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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

By Corey Williams | Jan 19
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

By Jamey Keaten | Jan 19
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics."

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

Printing Company: Religious Pamphlets Not Meant for Gay Couple

Printing Company: Religious Pamphlets Not Meant for Gay Couple

Jan 18
A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

Aetna to Pay $17M Over Mailing that Revealed HIV Meds

Aetna to Pay $17M Over Mailing that Revealed HIV Meds

Jan 17
Health insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle claims that it breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications.

Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Jan 17
Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown.

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

By Ken Sweet | Jan 17
Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday - effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 profit - as the financial conglomerate had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law.

Gay Couple Sues Printing Company for Allegedly Sending Satan-Themed Wedding Programs

Gay Couple Sues Printing Company for Allegedly Sending Satan-Themed Wedding Programs

Jan 17
A gay couple is suing the printing company Vistaprint for allegedly sending them 80 wedding programs on the eve of their big day that turned out to be religious pamphlets that referenced Satan.

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 16
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

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