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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling....

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal....

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry....

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Friday put pressure on internet companies and social media sites to do more to stop the spread of "hateful ideology," appealing to their sense of social responsibility to more swiftly identify and remove terror propaganda....

US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper - though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated....

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads
NEW YORK (AP) -- Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs....

The Latest: Merkel reminds Trump about German investment
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local):...

Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point....

Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier
NEW YORK (AP) -- The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election....

Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down
DETROIT (AP) -- In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales....

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