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British American Tobacco agrees to take over Reynolds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:21:05 GMT2017-01-17T11:21:05Z

LONDON (AP) -- British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that will create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company....

China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:05:31 GMT2017-01-17T07:05:31Z

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm....

The Latest: Trump adviser tells elite: listen to the people

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:19:36 GMT2017-01-17T11:19:36Z

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

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:17:39 GMT2017-01-17T11:17:39Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess....

AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:35:26 GMT2017-01-17T03:35:26Z

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday....

Hyundai highlights US spending plan before Trump inaugurated

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:40:18 GMT2017-01-17T08:40:18Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it will significantly increase its investment in the U.S. while Donald Trump is president and is considering building a new U.S. factory....

UK inflation soars to its highest level in 2 ½ years

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:22:03 GMT2017-01-17T10:22:03Z

LONDON (AP) -- The rate of inflation in Britain has soared to its highest level in 2 ½ years as the fall in the pound begins to hit consumers at the grocery store....

Global stocks sink amid Brexit worries

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:17:07 GMT2017-01-17T09:17:07Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks fell further Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London plans to withdraw completely from the European Union....

UK premier to signal EU clean break: no 'partial membership'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:23:43 GMT2017-01-17T10:23:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to make a speech that will signal that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out."...

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:21:12 GMT2017-01-17T10:21:12Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field....