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Davos, Switzerland • British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year’s vote to leave the European Union. Just two days after indicating that Britain …

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  • FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue smiles as he waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A person familiar with the decision says President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Trump expects ‘big results’ from his USDA choice
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  • President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a news conference after a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ECB keeps stimulus on high as economy picks up
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiles as he leaves Trump Tower in New York.  Perry was for “all of the above” on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production _ from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power _ Perry was putting the policy into practice in Texas. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Perry regrets call to eliminate Energy agency
    Washington • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the...
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a job applicant attends a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in 43 years
    Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:39 am   |     |   Share


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