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How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry
DETROIT (AP) -- The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money....

Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies....

The Latest: Trump repeats unproven claim of illegal votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Analysis: Trump's trade plans to test his deal-making skills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he officially pulled out from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday....

Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent - or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions....

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history....

Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales, despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls....

If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass....

Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over....

Homeless group partners with different kind of soup kitchen
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The restaurateurs behind a popular doughnuts and fried chicken chain in Philadelphia have found a valuable use for their discarded chicken backs: making soup for charity....

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