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Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:02:20 GMT2017-03-29T17:02:20Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly....

Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:59:05 GMT2017-03-29T16:59:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over....

It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:02:53 GMT2017-03-29T18:02:53Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism - or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain."...

The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come due

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:25:42 GMT2017-03-29T18:25:42Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Brexit (all times local):...

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:33:17 GMT2017-03-29T10:33:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers....

Tracking phones: Insurers deny claims based on doubtful data

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:59:24 GMT2017-03-29T15:59:24Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data....

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:22:19 GMT2017-03-29T16:22:19Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty around President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students....

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:40:28 GMT2017-03-29T18:40:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different....

US stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil up

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:54:46 GMT2017-03-29T18:54:46Z

Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as crude oil prices rose. Banks and other financial stocks fell the most as bond yields headed lower. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings and economic news. New data showed more people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month....

Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:20:40 GMT2017-03-29T10:20:40Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink....