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A survey of economists finds that U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found....

China maker Wedgwood and other British brands are hoping to make virtue out of necessity by using their U.K. identity as a selling point as the country falls out of the European Union
LONDON (AP) -- Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."...

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector....

President Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on his campaign promises
LONDON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global stock markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on other campaign promises, such as tax cuts and big infrastructure spending. The dollar was a major loser, falling to four-month lows against a basket of currencies....

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high
BERLIN (AP) -- A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high....

French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning
PARIS (AP) -- French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning....

French President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia
SINGAPORE (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande said Monday that European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia....

The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont, saying that commitments by the companies to divest businesses have addressed its concerns
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses....

A top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union....

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has continued enchant audiences even in its second weekend in theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Not all reboots are created equal....

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A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high

India's markets regulator has barred Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries and 12 others from trading in equity derivatives for a year for allegedly fraudulent trades made 10 years ago

The Keystone XL pipeline cleared a big hurdle by getting State Department approval

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Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform

Micron Technology, SeaWorld Entertainment, HCA Holdings rise in U.S. trading while GameStop and Finish Line tumble

Stocks erased much of an afternoon loss and ended mixed after the Republican-backed health care reform bill was pulled because of a lack of support in Congress

Recalls this week includes ATVs, bibs, ladders, electric bicycles, self-balancing scooters

U.S. safety regulators have decided not to seek a recall after investigating complaints that door ajar warning lights won't turn off on thousands of Ford SUVs

Hiring up in 11 US states in February, with robust gains outside coastal regions