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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, sun glints off the headlight housing of an unsold 2018 Maserati Levante in a long line of the high-end sports utility vehicles sitting on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales have declined for the past three months, but they're still 4 percent higher from a year...
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Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 14, 2018 - 7:48 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a third nor'easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local): 7:30 a.m. About 140,000 customers are without power in Massachusetts, one day after a nor'easter that brought blizzard conditions to some areas blew through the region. The...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walks down a hallway after speaking at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. President Donald Trump fired Tillerson and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 14, 2018 - 6:55 am
Reactions in the Middle East on Wednesday to the firing of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reflect the volatile divide between Iran, where many fear his departure heralds the demise of the 2015 nuclear deal, and Gulf Arab nations hoping for a more hawkish U.S. stance toward Tehran and Qatar...
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Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 14, 2018 - 6:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a third nor'easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local): 6:50 a.m. Boston's mayor says the latest winter storm could force the cancellation of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday no decision has been made yet,...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem, center, meets with Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at EU headquarters in Brussels on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The EU is still seeking clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 6:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's trade chief questioned on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's rationale in proposing steel and aluminum import tariffs on a longstanding ally and said his move undermined trans-Atlantic ties ever more. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told the EU...
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People push a stranded taxi during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. The third major nor’easter in two weeks slammed New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 14, 2018 - 6:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — A fierce nor'easter lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and widespread power outages and on Wednesday millions of people faced yet another cleanup. With spring tantalizingly in their grasp after the switch to daylight saving time, many were left shaking their...
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, left, speaks with Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism Klaus Regling during a meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
March 14, 2018 - 5:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the expanding eurozone economy still faces "risks and uncertainties" — including a looming trade dispute with the United States — and has cautioned that inflation needs to rise further before monetary stimulus is ended. Draghi...
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People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 14, 2018 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday as Asian markets took a hit from the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,254.76. Germany's DAX climbed 0.2 percent to 12,245.56 and Britain's FTSE 100 gained nearly 0.2...
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Nepalese people light candles to pay tribute to those who died in Monday's plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
March 14, 2018 - 5:28 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of a plane crash at Nepal's main airport this week say it's a miracle they survived an accident that killed 49 of the 71 people on board. Shorna Huggain of Bangladesh, who was a passenger on the US-Bangla Airlines flight when it crashed Monday while attempting to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo actor Eddie Redmayne, right, and Professor Stephen Hawking arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of The Theory Of Everything at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2018 - 5:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The actor who played Stephen Hawking in a film about the scientist's life has described him as the...
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