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AP Top Business News at 4:41 a.m. EDT

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City....

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer....

Mattel CEO to step down after being at helm for 14 months
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mattel Inc. announced Thursday that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down and is being succeeded by a company director and former studio executive....

Lagarde urges countries to settle trade disputes, cut debt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next downturn comes....

ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution
BEIJING (AP) -- ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, warned Friday that a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens the company's survival and said it is looking for a legal solution....

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections
DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead....

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....

Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian shares fell back Friday after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment....

Woman's win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit money back in a rare victory over a big real estate company....

As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market....

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