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Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses....

Trump's pick for Commerce has business ties around globe


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire....

World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide


HONG KONG (AP) -- World stocks were mixed Wednesday following a sharp correction in the dollar that sapped investor enthusiasm....

The Latest: Iran warns Trump about trying to undo nuke deal


DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):...

Trump's populism won't work, says former Treasury chief


DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, has warned that Donald Trump's threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of American jobs....

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?


BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller....

Trump pick to lead EPA has spotty state environmental record


WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources....

UK, EU take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech


LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May's promise of a clean but friendly exit from the European Union drew strikingly different responses Wednesday: optimism in Britain, skepticism on the other side of the English Channel....

Airbnb, others sued in France for alleged unfair practices


PARIS (AP) -- A group of French hoteliers and real estate agents has launched a lawsuit targeting accommodation-rental platforms, including Airbnb, arguing that their practices amount to unfair competition....

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday....