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Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level…

Weekly claims for US unemployment benefits rise to 244,000 but still at low level

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and…

General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road

Kurtz: Press penalizes Trump over golf

'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on criticism over Trump's golf playing while pointing out how many times previous presidents have played the game while in office

Legalized Marijuana Industry Expected To Create…

The legalized marijuana industry is growing more than pot. Analysts say it could create over a quarter of a million jobs while other industries decline.

Ivanka Trump Is Getting Sued — A Lot

Ivanka Trump's jewelry and clothing brands are getting sued. She owes over $3 million.

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley

France's PSA wants to be 'European car champion…

The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the potential purchase of General Motors' European car business

Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on…

Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman

US stocks slide as industrial and technology…

US stock indexes slump as industrial companies recede from record highs and technology companies are poised to break a long winning streak

Global stocks steady as Fed minutes fail to sway…

Global stocks were trading in narrow ranges Thursday after the minutes to the last policymaking meeting of the Federal Reserve failed to provide much of a steer as to the timing of the central bank's next interest rate increase

Barclays bank ahead of schedule in recovery plan

Barclays Group says it will complete its restructuring six months earlier than planned as it sheds risky assets and focuses on consumer, corporate and investment banking in New York and London

Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa

A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity

US, Mexico square off on immigration as top…

Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign…

A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions

Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump goal is to pass major tax reform by August

Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned…

Ivanka Trump has broadened her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses

With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out…

When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-Oklahoma attorney general reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska…

Petroleum drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wasn't a consideration under President Barack Obama, but it's getting renewed attention under the new administration

HSN looks for new shoppers beyond TV's reach

HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to mobile phones

IMF: No haircut for Greek debt but more reforms…

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says she sees no need for a "haircut" of Greek debt but that Athens needs to make "significant progress" on reforms

Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters

Austria's defense minister says that state prosecutors have begun preliminary proceedings on suspicion of fraud against Airbus and an affiliated company over his country's purchase of 15 combat aircraft

Health care's future: Turning patients into…

Many Americans who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act may soon have to save for medical bills and shop for care more than they have in the past

New Apple headquarters to have theater named for…

Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs