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Volunteers hang banners around the perimeter of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., to welcome back students who will be returning to school Wednesday two weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. The announcement Wednesday comes two weeks after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. "When we saw what the...
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FILE- This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday to claw back some of their sharp losses from the prior day, when speculation about a more aggressive Federal Reserve rattled markets. Treasury yields dipped modestly, which helped support stocks. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier holds a draft document as he addresses a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday the first draft legal text of the EU's agreement so far with Britain on the country's departure from the bloc next year. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 28, 2018 - 10:15 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Concerned that time is fast running out, the European Union moved Wednesday to force Britain's hand in Brexit negotiations by publishing a draft text that distils into legal language what they have — and even what they have not — agreed so far about Britain's departure. British...
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In this undated image made from a video provided by Ford Motor Co. a self-driving vehicle from Ford Motor Co. and Ford partner Argo AI drives in Miami, Fla. Ford is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. (Ford Motor Co. via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 10:06 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — Domino's Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates — are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to autonomous and semi-autonomous...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a container ship waits to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Economists project that the U.S. economy's rate of growth slowed in the last three months of 2017. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the October-December quarter. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 28, 2018 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth was revised down slightly to a still-solid 2.5 percent rate in the final three months of last year, as a jump in consumer spending was not quite as strong as first thought. The Commerce Department says the fourth quarter advance in the gross domestic product,...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo sales associate Larry Wardford, of Holliston, Mass., places items on selves at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham, Mass. Lowe's Companies Inc. reports financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 28, 2018 - 8:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's recorded falling profits in the fourth quarter despite a red-hot housing market. Shares fell 8 percent before the opening bell as healthy same-store sales were overshadowed by the profit miss and lower overall revenue. The Mooresville, North Carolina, company on Wednesday...
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Volunteers hang banners around the perimeter of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., to welcome back students who will be returning to school Wednesday two weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21 years old. The announcement Wednesday comes two weeks after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. "When we...
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February 28, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth was revised down slightly to a still-solid 2.5 percent rate in the final three months of last year. The Commerce Department says the fourth quarter advance in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, followed even faster...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, a motorist crosses over the border from the Irish Republic into Northern Ireland near the town of Jonesborough, Northern Ireland. After Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, the 310-mile (500-kilometer) border between Northern Ireland and Ireland will be the U.K.'s only land frontier with a member of the bloc. That makes it one of the trickiest issues in the divorce negotiations _ and the most sensitive, given Northern Ireland's history of violence and conflicting identities in a region where some consider themselves British and others Irish. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
February 28, 2018 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — After Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, the 310-mile (500-kilometer) border between Northern Ireland and Ireland will be the U.K.'s only land frontier with a member of the bloc. That makes it one of the trickiest issues in the divorce negotiations — and the most sensitive,...
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A woman walks in Athens' Plaka district, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Greece's government is opening Monday a last round of reforms talks with bailout creditors, just five months before the country's massive rescue loan program ends.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 28, 2018 - 8:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high, a trend that's likely to make the European Central Bank tread carefully in the months ahead as it mulls how to end its crisis-era measures. The EU...
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