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'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage....

Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies....

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions
BEIJING (AP) -- The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers....

Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83....

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion....

Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living....

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children....

Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting
Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion....

China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech ban
BEIJING (AP) -- ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival....

Mexico's Pena Nieto optimistic on NAFTA overhaul talks
BERLIN (AP) -- Mexico's president has said at a trade fair in Germany that he's optimistic about reaching a deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement....

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