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Asian shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed choice

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:28:54 GMT2017-10-20T03:28:54Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice for the next Fed chief....

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:54:24 GMT2017-10-20T02:54:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform."...

Backers of oil terminal pour money into Washington port race

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:08:59 GMT2017-10-20T00:08:59Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future....

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:46:41 GMT2017-10-20T00:46:41Z

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday....

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:58:17 GMT2017-10-20T01:58:17Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry....

Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:03:15 GMT2017-10-19T22:03:15Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 12 percent on Thursday - their biggest one-day percentage decline in eight years - after a contentious conference call that caused analysts to question whether United executives are making progress on their turnaround plan....

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:09:28 GMT2017-10-19T20:09:28Z

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they're also the years when you'll be a prime target of financial scams....

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:23:34 GMT2017-10-19T20:23:34Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....

GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:03:15 GMT2017-10-19T19:03:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches....

South Koreans recommend gov't complete 2 nuclear reactors

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:42:17 GMT2017-10-20T02:42:17Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source....