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In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, photo, a group of workers at the C.C. Filson Co. manufacturing facility work at their sewing machines, in Seattle. On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for February. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 17, 2017 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output. Factory production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent last month from January, the Federal Reserve said Friday . That followed another 0.5...
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FILE - This Nov. 27, 2012, file photo, shows Tiffany & Co. gift boxes displayed in Boston. Tiffany & Co. reports financial earnings Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 17, 2017 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. is reporting fourth-quarter earnings of $157.8 million. On a per-share basis, the New York company posted net income of $1.26. Earnings. Adjusted for asset impairment costs, per-share earns were $1.45. That exceeded Wall Street expectations of $1.37 per share,...
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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, left, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meet for talks ahead of the G-20 Finance Ministers meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Franziska Kraufmann/dpa via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:34 am
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy. The Group of 20 gathering will be dominated by the question of how strongly to oppose trade protectionism, particularly...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. Hannity denied a CNN report on March 16, 2017, that he pointed a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams on the network's set following an on-air argument between the pair. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
March 17, 2017 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says he "never pointed" a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary. CNN reported Thursday that Hannity pointed a gun directly at Williams and turned on the laser sight off-air following a heated segment last year. But Hannity told...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, March 17, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 5:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman met with China's premier on Friday, a day after the two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation valued at $65 billion. The landmark agreement aims to boost joint efforts in fields including energy, investment, finance, culture...
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House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., right, joined at left by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and panel staff member Jim Bates, center, works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences. Some GOP governors weighed in Thursday evening in a letter to congressional leaders saying the House bill gives them...
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House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., right, joined at left by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and panel staff member Jim Bates, center, works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pulling in different directions as they strive to get traction for a health care overhaul that's in danger of being dragged down by differences within their own party. Some GOP governors weighed in Thursday evening in a letter to congressional leaders saying the...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2012, file photo, the Great Lakes Research Center is reflected in the waters of the docking area with RV Agassiz ready to go at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Mich. The closure of a regional airport could force residents of Houghton in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. President Donald Trump’s budget proposes deep spending cuts to scores of domestic programs that, in some cases, risk backlash from the voters that helped propel him to the White House. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The closure of a regional airport could force residents of a small town in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. The elimination of funding to keep the Great Lakes clean could hurt business at a waterside Ohio boating club. Cuts to the nation's flood insurance...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, March 17, 2017. Asian markets were mixed Friday, weighing prospects that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as many times as some investors expect. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 17, 2017 - 1:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Friday as investors awaited a meeting of finance and economic ministers of the Group of 20 industrial countries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down 0.4 percent to 19,521.47. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2 percent to 5,795.20. South...
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In this March 3, 2017 photo, razor wire is coiled along a fence at the closed Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, N.Y. Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in a home next door. States are finding out the hard way that closed prisons can be a tough sell. (AP Photo/Chris Carola)
March 17, 2017 - 1:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days...
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