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___ Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade Financial for $13 billion in stock. The deal announced Thursday c...

Ireland faces wrangling as Sinn Fein aims to form government

LONDON (AP) — Final results in Ireland’s general election show three parties in a virtual tie for seats, signalling weeks of tense negotiations ahead to form a coalition government. ...

Protests in Lebanon ahead of Cabinet vote of confidence

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out Tuesday between Lebanese protesters and security forces near the parliament building in central Beirut, where the new Cabinet is scheduled to submit its policy statemen...

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela, bolstering Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia's foreign minister s visedng Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as mounting pressure from Washington threatens to...

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there's a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. ...

China Airlines halts new recruit training due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines has put off plans for new recruits to get on board as it gauges the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has taken a toll on air travel. Around ...

Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Airways is asking its 27,000 employees to take turns in taking three weeks of unpaid leave while the Hong Kong carrier struggles with plunging revenue due to Chin...

Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts don't know how far the virus from China will sprea...

Lebanon's only English-language daily stops print edition

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's only English-language newspaper announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily suspending its print edition because of financial challenges as the country passes through its wors...

Bloodied but determined, Lebanese protesters take stock

BEIRUT (AP) — At a Beirut hospital ward, five Lebanese protesters with bandaged eyes and faces huddled in a circle, their arms wrapped around each other, and they vowed to be back on the streets soon,...

Brexit reflections: A bumpy ride down a long, winding road

LONDON (AP) — So this is the way Britain’s European Union membership ends: Not with Big Ben’s bong, but with a whimper. The bell won't toll when the moment finally comes ; Parliament...

Greece set to ratify new military deal with United States

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament is set to ratify an agreement with the United States for a major expansion of military cooperation as it faces an escalation of tensions with neighboring Turk...

Federal Reserve proposes loosening rules on bank investments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve approved a proposal Thursday to loosen a financial-crisis era rule that prevents banks from investing in venture capital funds. The proposal wo...

Survey: University investments saw slower growth in 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Most U.S. universities made money on their financial investments last year, but their returns were tempered by a global economic slowdown fueled by America’s trade war with China, accord...

Buyers move to used vehicles as new autos hit record prices

DETROIT (AP) — The average sale price of a new vehicle hit a record of just over $39,000 late last year, a figure that chased many buyers out of the market and into used vehicles, which could set a sa...