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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the attack of the bowling balls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suspense hung over the public square for hours. Were Japanese regulatory authorities really dropping bowling balls on American cars as part of a dark plot to keep the autos out of the Japanese market?...

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday....

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed
DETROIT (AP) -- Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why....

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year....

Bye-bye box seats? Tax law may curb corporate cash at games
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing?...

US factory output jumped 1.2 percent in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factory output jumped last month, led by big gains in the production of cars, computers and furniture....

Retirees protest across Spain to demand a pension hike
MADRID (AP) -- Tens of thousands of elderly Spaniards rallied across the country Saturday to demand an increase in public pension payouts....

Merkel defends Germany's trade surplus as US trade war looms
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the country's trade surplus Saturday, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are under its control....

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy....

EU releases list of US products that could face tariffs
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs....

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