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Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history....

U.S. stock indexes mount a broad comeback as investors set aside their anxiety over Britain's vote to leave the European Union and snap up shares following a two-day rout
U.S. stock indexes mounted a broad comeback Tuesday as investors set aside their anxiety over Britain's vote to leave the European Union and snapped up shares following a two-day rout....

More than 250 contractors who helped build Donald Trump's Taj Mahal casino _ from building the onion domes and minarets to installing everything from chandeliers and bathroom partitions _ were owed $70 million in 1990 as the casino slid into bankruptcy
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV - a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before....

Donald Trump has laid out an economic future that improbably resembles the past
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump laid out an economic future Tuesday that improbably resembles the past, declaring "it will be American steel" that once again builds gleaming skyscrapers and fortifies the bridges and American factories that broadly revive a manufacturing economy long gone....

British Prime Minister David Cameron is fending off anger from other European Union leaders at an unprecedented summit charged with uncertainty about the union's future without Britain
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron fended off anger Tuesday from other European Union leaders at an unprecedented summit charged with uncertainty about the bloc's future without Britain. As leader after leader rejected Cameron's pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, he frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately....

4 scenarios eyed by EU supporters to keep Britain in the bloc despite vote to leave
LONDON (AP) -- As continental powers pressure a nervous Britain to formally apply to exit the European Union, die-hard "remain" supporters are taking on the mission to put the brakes on the so-called Brexit....

Short-staffed and often criticized, the TSA aims to improve training for airport screeners
GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) -- Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009....

Amazon is expanding its line of one-touch ordering Dash buttons
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is expanding its lineup of Dash buttons, its "Jetsons"-style devices that let you reorder a particular product with a single touch. The online retailer says the buttons offer "quick and easy" convenience - but they won't necessarily help you save money....

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus....

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Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history

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How the Dow Jones and the other major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Hess, ReachLocal and Xencor advance in U.S. trading, while Dow Chemical and Regulus Therapeutics skid

Stocks close solidly higher on Wall Street following even bigger gains in Europe as global markets stabilize following a two-day rout triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union

Encouraging data on the U.S. economy and housing market are helping put U.S. stock indexes on track for a higher close in late-afternoon trading

The U.S. Justice Department is working closely with German investigators to gather evidence for potential criminal charges in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal, a top official said Tuesday

A timeline of the emissions scandal that has dogged automaker Volkswagen

Lawyers say Volkswagen's settlement is the largest auto-related consumer class-action settlement in U.S. history

Dow Chemical to eliminate about 2,500 positions globally, or about 4 percent of its workforce. The company is closing some plants.