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New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators....



Global shares steady ahead of Trump's inauguration
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Global shares were steady in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace in October-December was in line with expectations....



Britain's Hammond: Trump creates new uncertainty for Europe
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Britain's treasury chief says Donald Trump's accession to the U.S. presidency is likely to create even more uncertainty for Europe than his country's unprecedented departure from the EU....



Correction: Davos-The Latest story
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- In a story Jan. 19 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said Britain would leave the trade body once it exits the European Union. In fact, he said it would have to renegotiate its obligations with WTO members, not the trade body itself....



Chinese sportswear brand makes inroads in tennis world
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players. And it's not just all the tattoos....



Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal officials said Thursday....



Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits
BOSTON (AP) -- Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts....



Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms
HONG KONG (AP) -- Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years....



Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation....



China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle looms
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth sank to a three-decade low in 2016 as its struggling exporters brace for a possible trade battle with President-elect Donald Trump....