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Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off
NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over....

The Latest: Spanish minister says reciprocity key in Brexit
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Brexit (all times local):...

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers....

Tracking phones: Insurers deny claims based on doubtful data
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data....

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo
BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty around President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students....

US stock indexes mostly higher in morning trading; oil rises
Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in morning trading Wednesday as crude oil prices rose. Utilities stocks fell the most. Financial companies also declined as bond yields fell. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings and outlooks....

Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink....

There are ways to make overseas travel more affordable, safe
DALLAS (AP) -- Foreign travel is expensive and can be intimidating for some, but there are strategies for saving money and staying safe....

Turkish court orders Booking.com to be blocked
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with the country's main travel agency association, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Wednesday....

AP EXPLAINS: What the death of broadband privacy rules means
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?...

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