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Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, …

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  • Surrounded by Clinton High School students, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner holds up a bill he signed Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Clinton, Ill. The bill provides billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities from closing prematurely .(Steve Smedley/The Pantagraph via AP) Illinois governor signs bill sparing nuke plants
    Springfield, Ill. • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep tw...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights subcommittee Chairman Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, during the subcommittee’s hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump’s antitrust stances are not consistent
    Lawmakers are trying to discern what antitrust policy might look like in the Trump administration. The president-elect promised during his campaign to...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • EU official hopeful for trade deal with Trump
    Washington • A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensiv...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bumble Bee exec charged in price-fixing probe
    Washington • A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:54 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Linda McMahon talks with reporters after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate wrestling executive Linda McMahon to serve as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-level position. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Former wrestling exec to oversee small businesses
    Washington • President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administra...
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  • Congress attacks “bots” that snap up concert tix
    Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts. Legislation...
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  • Feds OK sale of University of Phoenix parent
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    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Masayoshi Son’s well-timed meeting with Donald Trump is introducing U.S. audiences to a side of the billionaire already familiar in Japan — a consumma...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Securities backed by riskier mortgages are back
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    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Treasuries extend rally even as U.S. stocks soar
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    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prologis, Western Digital climb; Pfizer skids
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: • Pfizer Inc., down 37 cents to $31.19 British regulators fined Pfizer about...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, an American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, as large drugmakers take losses and most other industries move slightly higher. Bond yields are falling, and investors are buying stocks that pay large dividends. That’s leading to gains for real estate investment trusts, utilities and phone companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Rally drives Dow, S&P 500 indexes to new highs
    New York • The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesd...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jimmy John’s to end non-compete deals in Illinois
    Chicago • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain has agreed to stop requiring low-level employees to sign agreeme...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 02:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • The front and back of the newly issued 20,000 Bolivar is displayed during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Venezuelan Central Bank President Nelson Merentes unveiled the new series of higher-denominated bills as triple-digit inflation and a currency meltdown leave the country’s largest note worth just around 2 U.S. cents on the black market. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Venezuela unveils new bills amid wild inflation
    Caracas • Venezuela has unveiled six new bills set to go into circulation next week. Central Bank President Nelson Merentes said Tuesday the new highe...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 02:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In t his Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, a crew member stops traffic as work resumed on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, is fighting an effort by North Dakota regulators to fine it $15,000. The state Public Service Commission maintains that a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners failed to get proper approval to proceed with construction after American Indian artifacts were found along the pipeline route in southern North Dakota in October. (AP Photo/ Blake Nicholson, File) Dakota Access pipeline firm fighting small state fine
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  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Charles Robb Sr., left, and Helen Robb pose with their maple syrup at their farm in West Brattleboro, Vt. Their sales have jumped 60 percent since Brooke Shields recommended their syrup in a People Magazine holiday gift guide. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) Brooke Shields’ gift list boosts Vermont syrup
    Brattleboro, Vt. • Brooke Shields’ gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm’s sale of maple syrup. The 109-year-old Robb Family Farm in Brattlebo...
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  • Congress OKs biomedical bill with opioid funding
    Washington • With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for gove...
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  • FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, a Bangladeshi child works at a clothes-dyeing factory in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A new study by the London-based Overseas Development Institute found that thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File) Thousands of Bangladesh kids work 64 hours a week
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  • European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse) EU fines 3 banks $520 million over rate rigging
    Brussels • European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipu...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, attends the Cannes Lions 2014, 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. The CEOs, Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Bewkes of Time Warner, are due to appear Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, before a Senate antitrust panel whose Republican chairman and senior Democrat have said the proposed $85.4 billion merger of the communications giants would potentially raise significant antitrust issues. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) AT&T, Time Warner to push merger before Senate
    Washington • Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a woman passes Pfizer’s world headquarters, in New York. British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Pfizer fined for epilepsy drug price in UK
    London • British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for incre...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 05:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • A heron flies over a river in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, on a cold and grey Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Uncertainty makes Euro bank stimulus likely
    Frankfurt, Germany • Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 08:39 am   |     |   Share
  • UK to reveal details of Brexit talks plan
    London • The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, aft...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Nigeria, Morocco to build natural gas pipeline
    Lagos, Nigeria • Nigeria and Morocco have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to...
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