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With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek....

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury....

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels
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....

Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy....

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries....

Stocks edge higher in early trading, led by energy companies
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock indexes are edging higher Monday, led by energy companies. 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 pharmaceutical company Sanofi and biotech drugmaker Celgene both announced large acquisitions. Investors aren't fazed by the federal government shutdown as it entered its third day....

Carl Icahn makes push to remove Xerox CEO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is calling for the removal of Xerox CEO Jeffrey Jacobson as the copier company reportedly seeks a deal with camera company Fujifilm....

Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life pay
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday....

IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost....

Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial....

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