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Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

By GREGORY KATZ | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech to spell out his government's negotiating stance.Foreign...

Experts: Travel bans, business closures could hurt economy

By IVAN MORENO | February 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travel restrictions and business closures aimed at stopping the spread of a new virus that has killed more than 300 people in China could end up causing ripple effects that harm the global economy, experts say.“When you stop planes...

Brexit: Day 1 brings talk of EU unity with trade talks ahead

By DANICA KIRKA | February 1, 2020

LONDON (AP) — If you thought the drawn-out battle over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was painful, wait until you see what comes next.While Britain formally left the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, the hard work of building a new economic...

Polling: Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence of impeachment, a contentious presidential campaign and a global virus health threat confront President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But one thing about the Trump...

US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 1, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoos and makeup on rabbits, mice and rats is cruel and...

Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu.With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.The U.K.'s departure became official at...

Stocks sink on fears virus outbreak will dent global economy

By ALEX VEIGA | January 31, 2020

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday as fears spread through the markets that a virus outbreak emanating from China will dent global growth.The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded more than 600 points and the S&P 500 index erased its gains for...

After Brexit: UK leaves EU but what’s next far from certain

By JILL LAWLESS | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain is leaving the European Union after 47 years of membership. That's just the first stage of a journey that still has many twists in store.The U.K. is quitting a 28-nation bloc of almost half a billion people which for decades has...

Caterpillar 4Q profit rises despite sales decline

January 31, 2020

Caterpillar put a lid on costs in the fourth quarter, pushing profits higher despite an 8% decline in revenue.The strong profits, however, were overshadowed by an uncertain take on the year ahead with global growth slowing.Shares slipped $1.06 to $134.31...

Stocks drop again after virus declared global emergency

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 31, 2020

Stock markets turned lower again on Friday after world health authorities declared the virus pandemic that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.Germany's DAX fell 0.3% to 13,116 and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.4% to 5,848...

India projects rosy economic growth next year after slump

By ASHOK SHARMA | January 31, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government projects the economy will grow up to 6.5% in the next fiscal year, starting in April, and hopes to follow China's example in developing labor intensive industries and exports.An economic survey for 2019-20 presented...

Asia shares mixed as WHO says China virus a global emergency

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 30, 2020

Shares were mixed in Asia after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.Markets in mainland China remained closed as the U.S. warned against all travel...