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Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50 billion in the United States and would "commit" to creating 50,000 new jobs....

Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity....

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"...

Money for Trump Tower security part of stopgap spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end....

Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines....

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone....

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off....

Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow at record
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks posted slight gains on Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T....

Mindful of Amazon, malls take the Santa experience high-tech
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online....

Brexit case sees starkly different views of UK constitution
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. Supreme Court judges were presented with starkly contrasting views of Britain's largely unwritten constitution Tuesday, as they considered whether government or Parliament has the power to lead the country out of the European Union....

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