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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans...

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The Latest: Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen gov't

Budget Battle-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Senate leaders have reached an agreement to reopen the government. Democrats have yielded and ended their delaying tactics against a bill financing federal agencies through Feb. 8. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...


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Shutdown end in sight as senators announce agreement

APTOPIX Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote. Senators predicted a proposal to fund the government until Feb. 8 would move forward, overcoming a Democratic filibuster and clearing the way for an end to the three-day...


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Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government.


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It's jail or the presidency for Lula as key Brazil ruling looms

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no longer quite the political dynamo he once was. At 72, he’s a touch grayer, a touch weaker -- after a bout with cancer and the loss of his wife -- and a touch less popular than he was when he swept to a landslide victory back in 2002. But make no...


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Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise. High-dividend stocks are also higher as bond yields decline, but industrial companies are falling. Yields had climbed to their highest level in more than three years last week. French...


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Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown, predict it will pass in the Senate.


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U.S. solar has a $1.5 billion, long-shot plan to end a trade war

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. While President Donald Trump prepares to announce his decision on new solar panel import tariffs, the U.S. industry is quietly trying to broker a sweeping deal to settle a different trade dispute with China involving an estimated $1.5 billion held by Washington. Since 2012, the...


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Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar...


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ADM-Bunge deal would create Cargill-sized agribusiness giant

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The world of agricultural-commodity trading could be upended with the merger of two of its biggest names. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. has sought deal talks with Bunge Ltd., a person briefed on the matter said at the weekend. That’s less than a year after Glencore approached...


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Greece set to enter next bailout phase as day-after talks near

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Greece is nearing a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as it moves a step closer toward the exit from its rescue program, and its creditors are set to start discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans. Euro-area finance ministers meeting in Brussels on...


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