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Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday - effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 profit - as the financial conglomerate had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law....

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct....

Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market....

NYC sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday....

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible....

Global stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors looked ahead to American corporate earnings....

Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last summer....

Race is on for succession to Europe's top economic posts
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe is preparing to find successors for many of its most powerful economic officials, including the influential head of the European Central Bank. Those chosen will make decisions affecting the jobs, savings and pay of 340 million people living in the 19 countries that share the euro....

Tax break helps UnitedHealth 4Q earnings, 2018 guidance soar
UnitedHealth Group's earnings more than doubled in the final quarter of 2017, and the nation's largest insurer hiked its forecast well beyond expectations largely due to help from the federal tax overhaul....

Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver the closing address at the elite World Economic Forum conference in Davos next week, which focuses on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests," forum organizers announced Tuesday....

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