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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holidayGlobal stocks are mostly high, though Wall Street remains shut for the Presidents' Day holiday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Portugal repays half of IMF loan, calls it sign of healthPortugal's government says it has paid back to the International Monetary Fund half the money it received from the institution as part of a bailout in 2011, and says the early repayment is evidence the country is financially healthy again
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talksEnvironmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty mineralsA gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil projectThe United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company
The Associated Press7 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, shakes hands with the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi for the media ahead of bilateral talks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (Christof Stache/Pool via AP)
Merkel appeals court order to reveal chats with journalistsThe German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Jason Isaacs in a scene from "A Cure For Wellness." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'"The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-oriented "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a woman walks past the company logo of the internet car service, Uber, in San Francisco, USA. Uber’s chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday Feb. 20, 2017, into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineerUber's CEO has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her future in the company evaporated when she complained about advances from her boss
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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