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1. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

2. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) – Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

3. Fed cuts rates for a 3rd time but signals it will now pause -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it indicated that it won't cut again in the coming months unless the economic outlook worsens.

4. Volkswagen warns of slowing global auto markets -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says its profits jumped 44% in the third quarter thanks to a more profitable mix of vehicles in its lineup but warned that global car markets are slowing more than expected and lowered its forecast for annual sales.

5. Amazon's profit falls as costs for faster shipping soar -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's push for faster delivery is hurting its profits.

The online retailer said its third-quarter net income fell 26% from a year ago, missing Wall Street expectations. Its sales outlook for the holiday shopping season also disappointed analysts, and its stock sank 7% in after-hours trading.

6. Stocks eke out gains after a mixed set of earnings reports -

U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains Wednesday following a wobbly day of trading as investors reviewed another set of mixed quarterly report cards from big companies.

Some of the companies' earnings topped analysts' expectations. Others put traders in a selling mood after warning that the slowing global economy and trade tensions are hitting their profits.

7. Stocks end lower; S&P 500 notches 2nd straight weekly gain -

The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday.

Technology companies led the slide, which erased the major U.S. indexes' gains from the day before. Communication services, industrials and health care stocks also fell, outweighing gains in real estate companies, banks and elsewhere in the market.

8. IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

9. IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of widening global conflicts.

10. Stocks rise on trade progress, S&P 500 notches weekly gain -

The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China.

After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had been set to kick in Tuesday. Beijing, meanwhile, agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products.

11. Baker Donelson selects Broadwest for new home -

Baker Donelson law firm has signed a multiyear lease and will move its Nashville office in 2021 to Broadwest, the new urban, mixed-use community rising in Nashville’s expanding core.

Baker Donelson will occupy about 70,000 square feet of Class AA space in the top three floors of the 21-floor office tower being built on a full city block at 1600 West End Avenue, across from the West End-Broadway split.

12. AP FACT CHECK: Trump misfires on economy, Syria, impeachment -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting facts as he blasts his investigators and seeks to highlight the administration's efforts to fulfill campaign pledges on the economy and war in the Middle East .

13. UK central bank: financial sector ready for no-deal Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. financial system is prepared to cope with a no-deal Brexit, though uncertainties about the country's withdrawal from the European Union are weighing hard on the wider economy, the Bank of England said Wednesday.

14. Stocks skid as tensions flare ahead of US-China trade talks -

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared ahead of negotiations aimed at resolving the costly trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

15. IMF chief: Trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year.

16. Trump bars envoy's testimony, escalating impeachment fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified his fight with Congress Tuesday over the Democrats' impeachment investigation, as the administration blocked a U.S. diplomat from testifying behind closed doors about the president's dealings with Ukraine. House committee chairmen said they would subpoena the envoy to force him to appear.

17. Trump envoy set to testify hasn't always been a Trump backer -

WASHINGTON (AP) — An envoy wrapped up in a congressional impeachment inquiry was a late convert to President Donald Trump, initially supporting another candidate in the Republican primary and once refusing to participate in a fundraiser on his behalf.

18. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tale about Romney unrest, impeachment -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook to defend himself: blasting the inquiry as illegal, attacking his investigators and critics alike, and deriding the whistleblower process as all-but-rigged.

19. US stocks notch solid gains as job report allays worries -

Wall Street ended a choppy week of trading with a broad rally that drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 370 points higher.

The gains Friday also gave the S&P 500 index its best day in seven weeks, though the benchmark index still finished with its third straight weekly loss.

20. EU vows to hit back over US tariffs as businesses count cost -

PARIS (AP) — The European Union warned Thursday it will retaliate against the U.S. decision to slap tariffs on a range of the bloc’s exports - from cheese to wine - that could cause job losses in Europe and price increases for Americans.

21. EU vows to hit back over US tariffs as businesses count cost -

PARIS (AP) — The European Union warned Thursday it will retaliate against the U.S. decision to slap tariffs on a range of the bloc’s exports - from cheese to wine - that could cause job losses in Europe and price increases for Americans.

22. German forecasters cut 2019 growth outlook to 0.5% -

BERLIN (AP) — A group of leading think tanks joined the German government and others in cutting its economic forecast for the country on Wednesday, predicting that output will expand only 0.5% this year and 1.1% in 2020.

23. Stocks climb as markets cap turbulent quarter with calm end -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed on Monday and gave one last nudge to ensure the S&P 500 emerged from yet another tumultuous quarter with a modest gain.

As has been the case throughout the quarter, movements in President Donald Trump's trade war with China helped drive the market on Monday. Investors found encouragement after China said that its top trade negotiator will lead talks with the United States that are expected to take place next week. The Trump administration also calmed some worries that it may limit U.S. investment in Chinese companies.

24. EU trade chief nominee urges US not to launch new tariff war -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Irishman set to take over as the European Union's top trade official on Monday urged the United States not to launch an economically damaging tariff war with the bloc over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.

25. Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement -

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But the deal does not address autos, a key sticking point during months of contentious negotiations, and President Donald Trump indicated the two countries were still working on a broader agreement.

26. Stocks drop as Dems eye Trump inquiry -

Stocks dropped on Wall Street Tuesday as House Democrats met to consider a potential impeachment probe of President Donald Trump and a report showed a drop in consumer confidence.

After a higher open, stocks declined as the Conference Board, a business research group, reported its consumer confidence index fell to 125.1 in September from a revised reading of 134.2 in August. That's worrisome because consumer spending has underpinned the economy during a slowdown in manufacturing.

27. Late burst of selling leaves US stock indexes little changed -

A listless day on Wall Street ended Monday with major indexes closing little changed as modest gains from earlier in the afternoon faded in the final minutes of trading.

The S&P 500 index slipped less than 0.1%, while the Nasdaq inched 0.1% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a 0.1% gain. The stock indexes spent most of the afternoon holding on to slight gains following a wobbly morning in the market as investors digested some weak economic figures out of Germany.

28. Perfect storm of change, debt and Brexit sank Thomas Cook -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — British tour operator Thomas Cook fell victim to multiple setbacks including shifting travel habits, the rise of online booking sites, the sinking pound and even unusually hot weather that encouraged fewer Northern Europeans to travel.

29. Stocks fall on fresh trade worries -

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble.

The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index is still up 2.2% for September.

30. Bank of England holds rates as it awaits Brexit clarity -

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% Thursday, its last scheduled interest rate decision before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

31. Bank of England holds rates as it awaits Brexit clarity -

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% Thursday, its last scheduled interest rate decision before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

32. A divided Fed reduces rates but might not cut again this year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.

The Fed's move reduces its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75% to 2%.

33. With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President Donald Trump's trade war with China.

34. Stocks rise on fresh optimism ahead of US-China trade talks -

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday after the U.S. and China took steps to ease tensions in their costly trade war, putting investors in a buying mood.

Technology, financial and consumer-focused stocks helped power the modest rally, which extended the market's solid gains from the day before despite losing some momentum in the final hour of trading. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed within 0.6% of its all-time high set July 26.

35. As Europe eyes economic stimulus, Trump says why not US? -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank appears to be preparing a new shot of stimulus to prop up the economy, amid broader questions about whether central banks like the ECB and the U.S. Federal Reserve can re-energize global growth on their own.

36. S&P 500 finishes flat; smaller company stocks notch gains -

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mixed Monday as large companies gave up early gains and smaller companies closed broadly higher.

The S&P 500 ended virtually flat as losses in technology and health care stocks outweighed gains in financials and other sectors. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks, which has lagged the S&P 500 this year, outpaced the rest of the market.

37. Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in? -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market. The cars are the result of massive investments in battery technology and new factories driven by environmental regulation and concerns about global warming.

38. US defense chief Esper cautions Europe to be wary of China -

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper cautioned European allies against cozying up to China, arguing on Friday that Beijing seeks greater global influence by leveraging economic power and stealing technology.

39. Plans for new US-China trade talks boost US stock indexes -

Investors powered U.S. stocks to broad gains Thursday, cheering plans for another round of trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing, and drawing encouragement from a batch of positive economic data.

40. Stocks notch gains, erase prior day's losses for S&P 500 -

Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the S&P 500's losses from a day earlier.

Traders pivoted to riskier holdings as encouraging developments overseas helped alleviate investors' anxiety over the global economy. Lawmakers in Britain were seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and political tensions in Hong Kong eased.

41. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries.

He describes a blue-sky world in which rapidly escalating tariffs have no impact on American consumers even as a raft of businesses and economists say otherwise, chastising those who caution of potential weakness in the economy as partisans.

42. As summit ends, Macron expresses hope for US-China deal -

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — With clouds growing over growth, French President Emmanuel Macron ended the Group of Seven summit of rich democracies Monday with a sparse declaration in which leaders committed themselves to "open and fair global trade and the stability of the global economy."

43. As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face:

Factories are slumping, many businesses are paralyzed, global growth is sputtering and the world's two mightiest economies are in the grip of a dangerous trade war.

44. Princeton Review taps MTSU for best listing -

The Princeton Review has named Middle Tennessee State University one of the best places for an undergraduate degree.

It is the first time MTSU was awarded a spot in the review’s guide, “The Best 385 Colleges,” an honor given to roughly 13% of the nation’s approximately 3,000 four-year institutions.

45. US stocks veer higher in latest bout of market volatility -

Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going.

46. Stocks fall sharply after bond market warns of recession -

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market raised another warning flag on the economy.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury's yield Wednesday morning for the first time since 2007. The so-called inversion has correctly predicted many past recessions and is the loudest warning bell yet about a possible recession ahead.

47. Technology companies power broad rally for US stocks -

Technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, driving the S&P 500 to its best day in more than two months and erasing its losses for the week.

The rally, which pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up by more than 370 points, followed an early rise in bonds yields after a weekly government report on unemployment claims came in better than economists had expected.

48. Stocks recover after economic worries set off an early skid -

U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday afternoon as investors shook off early jitters that had briefly pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 580 points.

Technology and consumer staples stocks powered much of the gains, offsetting losses in banks, energy and elsewhere.

49. European Central Bank joins Fed in paving way for stimulus -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank joined the U.S Federal Reserve in making clear that more stimulus could be coming soon to support an economy weakening in the face of global trade tensions.

50. Restructuring Deutsche Bank posts $3.45 billion loss -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says it lost 3.1 billion euros ($3.45 billion) in the second quarter as it booked heavy charges for its sweeping restructuring that will lead to the loss of 18,000 jobs by 2022.

51. Stocks close higher following solid earnings results -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as several major companies reported solid second quarter gains.

Investors pushed stocks closer to the record highs they reached just over a week ago. The gains followed several stumbles last week, extending a period of volatility in July as investors weigh a looming rate cut by the Federal Reserve as well as uncertainties over trade and the economy.

52. European Central Bank could act before Fed to add stimulus -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit.

53. VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles -

NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday.

54. Branson: Pound could be just a dollar in 'no-deal' Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has warned that the pound's value would fall to that of the dollar if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — a stark prediction that will fuel worries about the economic pressures facing the country.

55. Branson: Pound could be just a dollar in 'no-deal' Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has warned that the pound's value would fall to that of the dollar if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — a stark prediction that will fuel worries about the economic pressures facing the country.

56. Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing's campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the U.S. manufacturer.

57. AP: Federal grand jury probing GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy -

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press and people familiar with the matter.

58. Stocks indexes end mostly lower after early rally fades -

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Wednesday after an early rally fueled by optimism over the next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China lost momentum toward the end of the day.

The wobbly finish extended the S&P 500 index's losing streak to a fourth straight day, though the market is still on track to end the month with solid gains.

59. Bank of England's Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package for the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal.

60. UK central bank holds rates amid Brexit, trade uncertainty -

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75% on Thursday and warned that a combination of Brexit worries and global trade tensions was weighing on growth.

61. US stocks rise after Fed signals future rate cuts -

Stocks brushed off a muted start on Wall Street and notched modest gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats.

62. Tennessee’s carmakers are focused on the next generation of global consumers -

Tennessee’s three big automakers, General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen, are being forced to adapt to a global economy largely dictated by China. Why? Because China is now the world’s largest producer and consumer of automobiles.

63. Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican -

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world's major oil producers pledged Friday to support "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after a personal appeal from Pope Francis to avoid "perpetrating a brutal act of injustice" against the poor and future generations.

64. Volkswagen to take stake in battery cell maker Northvolt -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it is taking a stake in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt AB and plans a joint factory in Germany ahead of increased production of electric vehicles next year.

65. Jack Daniel's, parent company takes hit from Trump tariffs -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led by strong sales for its whiskey and tequila brands, Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher fourth-quarter net income Wednesday despite taking a hit from the Trump administration's tariff fight.

66. US stock indexes end mixed; Nasdaq slumps on big tech slide -

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower Monday amid signs that the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to ratchet up scrutiny on some of the market's biggest names: Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google.

67. MedEquities Trust bought by Omega -

Nashville-based MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. has been acquired by Omega Healthcare Investors.

Omega has announced the completion of the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of MedEquities. The transaction represents an enterprise value of approximately $600 million for MedEquities and further diversifies Omega’s assets and operators.

68. British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs -

LONDON (AP) — British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout, Britain's Insolvency Service said Wednesday.

The move threatens some 5,000 workers employed by the company, with another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain. The company has asked for a package of support to tackle issues related to Britain's pending departure from the European Union.

69. US stocks extend gains after recovering from early slide -

Stocks reversed an early slide on Wall Street and finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the market its second straight gain in a week of bumpy trading.

Big technology and communications companies, including Microsoft, Apple and Google parent Alphabet, led the rally as the market shrugged off an initial stumble. Banks took heavy losses following a sharp drop in bond yields.

70. BMW profit hit by anti-trust case, spending on technology -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.

71. US stocks slide after threat from Trump to raise tariffs -

Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday.

The decline, which gradually lost momentum after an initial steep slump, came a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly.

72. Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued -

MIAMI (AP) — In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. All were taken in Cuba's socialist revolution.

Conchita Beltrán's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. They were taken, too.

73. UK economy to slow near-term as Brexit preparations halted -

LONDON (AP) — The British economy will weaken in the near-term as firms ease up on Brexit preparations now that the country's departure from the European Union has been delayed by months, the Bank of England said Thursday.

74. State of small business more mixed than administration says -

NEW YORK (AP) — As Small Business Week approaches, the nation's smallest companies in the aggregate are by many accounts doing fairly well. They're not, however, thriving en masse in direct response to Trump administration and Republican policies.

75. Eurozone recession fears fade as growth picks up -

LONDON (AP) — The recent slowdown in the eurozone economy, which had stoked fears that another recession was around the corner, appears to have come to an end.

Official figures released Tuesday show that the 19-country single currency bloc saw economic growth double in the first quarter of the year and that has helped unemployment fall to its lowest level since the global financial crisis.

76. US stocks close higher as S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new highs -

Wall Street capped a week of milestones by delivering a couple more Friday.

A late-afternoon burst of buying lifted the major U.S. stock indexes, which had spent much of the day in a sideways drift. The gains nudged the benchmark S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite to new closing highs for the second time this week. Both indexes also set record highs on Tuesday.

77. US stocks end mostly lower, weighed down by industrials -

U.S. stock indexes finished mostly lower Thursday as disappointing earnings reports from several industrial sector companies weighed on the market, offsetting strong results from Facebook, Microsoft and others.

78. All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who want to deny him a seat at the table.

79. US stocks cap holiday shortened week with modest gains -

The major U.S. stock indexes capped a holiday shortened week with slight gains Thursday, reversing some of the modest losses from a day earlier.

The marginal upward move was not enough to keep the benchmark S&P 500 index from snapping a string of three straight weekly gains.

80. Health care companies lead US stocks lower; small-caps slump -

Stocks finished a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday with modest losses that erased most of the market's slight gains from a day earlier.

A sharp sell-off in health care companies far outweighed gains in technology and other sectors. Smaller company stocks fell more than the rest of the market.

81. Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela -

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism."

82. US to allow lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won't renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two decades, meaning that lawsuits can be filed starting on May 2 when the current suspension expires. The decision could affect dozens of Canadian and European companies to the tune of tens of billions of dollars in compensation and interests.

83. EU agrees to terms for limited trade talks with US -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks.

84. Stocks struggle to a mixed finish after early rally sputters -

The major U.S. stock indexes closed unevenly Thursday after an early rally gave way to a mostly sideways day of trading on Wall Street.

Losses in health care stocks mostly offset gains in industrial companies, banks and elsewhere in the market. Insurers UnitedHealth Group and Anthem led the sector's slide. Technology stocks also fell.

85. US stocks close lower, ending 8-day win streak for S&P 500 -

Industrial companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Tuesday, ending the benchmark S&P 500's eight-day winning streak.

The sell-off came as traders weighed growing trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, and a report forecasting dimmer global economic growth this year.

86. S&P 500 ekes out gain, enough to extend winning streak -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes took a round trip Monday, erasing their early-morning losses to end the day close to where they started.

The S&P 500 eked out a small gain, enough to prolong its winning streak to eight days, its longest in a year and a half. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended lower due to another big loss for Boeing.

87. US stocks post solid finish on encouraging economic data -

Stocks closed solidly higher on Wall Street Monday after a batch of encouraging global economic data kept investors in a buying mood.

Financial and technology companies powered much of the rally, which extended the market's gains from last week, when the benchmark S&P 500 closed out its best quarter in nearly a decade.

88. UK Parliament seeks new options on Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament sought a way out of the country's Brexit morass on Monday, voting on a series of measures that could soften or reverse the U.K.'s departure from the European Union — if a majority of lawmakers can agree.

89. Health care, tech lead US stocks lower -

Technology and health care companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Wednesday, erasing some of the market's solid gains from a day earlier.

The sell-off put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to end the month with a loss and marked the second drop for the benchmark S&P 500 index this week.

90. Banks, technology companies power a rebound for US stocks -

Stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier.

Financial, technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the rally. Banks got a boost from rising bond yields, which let them charge higher rates on loans.

91. US stocks end choppy day mixed amid global growth jitters -

U.S. stocks capped a day of choppy trading with an uneven finish Monday as investors wrestled to make sense of newly pessimistic outlooks for the global economy.

Traders also weighed another troubling drop in long-term bond yields, which many see as a warning sign of a possible recession.

92. Chinese leader visits France, giant Airbus deal announced -

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was greeted with full honors Monday during a state visit to France where he attended the signings of multibillion-dollar deals, including a major sale of 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus to China.

93. Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread -

Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible recession warning.

94. S&P 500 ends 2-day losing streak as tech leads stocks higher -

Technology companies powered a broad rally for U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak.

Apple and chipmakers led the wave of buying, helping to drive the technology sector to an overall gain of 2.5 percent. The sector is up 21.1 percent this year so far, well ahead of the S&P 500's 10 other sectors.

95. Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. CEOs reported Wednesday that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.

The Business Roundtable, a lobbying organization of major companies' chief executives, also said its first-quarter survey of CEOs showed strong support for Congress to create a new national law governing consumer data privacy.

96. US stocks give up an early rally, ending winning streak -

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday after a late-afternoon splash of selling erased early gains, ending a weeklong rally.

Banks accounted for much of the decline, along with utilities and industrial companies. Those losses offset gains in health care, technology and consumer products stocks.

97. US stock indexes end mostly lower, end 3-day winning streak -

U.S. stocks indexes barely budged Thursday as the market's three-day winning streak stalled.

The benchmark S&P 500 index finished essentially flat as losses in communications, industrial and health care stocks outweighed gains in financial and technology companies. Several retailers and homebuilders also declined.

98. NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat -

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is mulling whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Stoltenberg says some of NATO's 29 allies have raised concerns about Huawei as they consider investment in 5G communications infrastructure.

99. NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat -

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is mulling whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Stoltenberg says some of NATO's 29 allies have raised concerns about Huawei as they consider investment in 5G communications infrastructure.

100. UK unveils new tariff regime in event of 'no-deal' Brexit -

LONDON (AP) — Business leaders reacted with fury Wednesday after the British government unveiled a temporary tariff regime that could see higher prices on an array of imports ranging from cars to butter, if the country crashes out of the European Union later this month without a deal.