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US economy to grow slower than Trump pledges, survey finds
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....

Rule Britannia: firms bet on British allure to get by Brexit
LONDON (AP) -- Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."...

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government
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....

Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks
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....

Survey: German business confidence rises to 6-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....

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory
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....

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with 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....

European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger
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....

Supervisor: UK banks need solid EU roots to access bloc
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....

'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Not all reboots are created equal....

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