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Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank's sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation....



Trump's tax plan could face a budget deficit challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?...



Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) -- The worldwide surge in share prices sparked by the outcome of France's vote Sunday carried into Asian markets early Tuesday. Japanese shares gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping exporters....



Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market....



Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs....



Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration moved Monday to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two countries....



Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....



French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron
LONDON (AP) -- As relief rallies go, this is as good as they come....



Brazil corruption scandal is business as usual for Odebrecht
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Grinning in front of the camera, the former CEO of the huge Brazilian builder at the center of the world's biggest corruption scandal spoke frankly about the billions in bribes and illegal financing that the Odebrecht company put into the pockets and campaign coffers of politicians and public officials....



O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out."...