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US Treasury secretary: Tax cuts won't raise budget deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says that the administration's tax reform will generate so much economic growth that the budget deficit will be held in check....

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron
LONDON (AP) -- As relief rallies go, this is as good as they come....

Vive le rally: Global markets soar after French election
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win a runoff against the remaining anti-EU candidate, which is set for May 7....

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims....

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience
NEW YORK (AP) -- Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list....

Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....

Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place....

Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans....

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo goes up for sale
LONDON (AP) -- Shares in Jimmy Choo have leapt 11 percent after its board put the luxury shoe brand up for sale....

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