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Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook is suspending Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for the Trump campaign, while it investigates whether the company held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information....

Bye-bye box seats? Tax law may curb corporate cash at games
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing?...

US factory output jumped 1.2 percent in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factory output jumped last month, led by big gains in the production of cars, computers and furniture....

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy....

EU releases list of US products that could face tariffs
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs....

US stocks inch higher as banks and industrial companies rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as gains from energy companies, industrial firms and smaller companies helped the market end a modest losing streak....

Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad....

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years....

White House chief tells staff their jobs safe_ for now
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown....

US says Russian hack did not compromise power grid, plants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian government hacking operation aimed at the U.S. power grid did not compromise operations at any of the nation's power plants, federal regulators and the industry said Friday....

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