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In this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 photo, a factory worker holds a gas torch while working on air conditioning condenser units on an assembly line at a Haier factory in Jiaozhou near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major appliances. Now, he is trying to transform a traditional manufacturer with 60,000 employees in 25 countries into a nimble, Internet Age seller of consumer goods and services from web-linked washing machines to food delivery. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 30, 2017 - 01:03 am
QINGDAO, China (AP) — After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company's chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major...
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EU Council President Donald Tusk grimaces at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 showing the letter he received signed by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the beginning of Britain's exit from the European Union. ((AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 22:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, demonstrators gather in front of the White House in Washington, during a rally against President Donald Trump's Energy Independence Executive order. Environmental groups are preparing to go to court to battle Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. But they say their first order of business is to mobilize a public backlash against an executive order Trump signed on Tuesday that eliminates many restrictions of fossil fuel production. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 29, 2017 - 18:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on...
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FILE- This March 26, 2015, file photo shows the Lululemon Athletica logo at the store at The Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, Calif. Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. fell more than 17 percent Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after the athletic-inspired sportswear company said it’d had a slow start to the year and offered a weaker outlook than expected for the current quarter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
March 29, 2017 - 18:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. fell more than 17 percent Wednesday after the athletic-inspired sportswear company said it'd had a slow start to the year and offered a weaker outlook than expected for the current quarter. The company known for its yoga gear did report solid...
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March 29, 2017 - 17:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Alaska Airlines could be headed toward a showdown with Richard Branson over millions of dollars in licensing fees. Alaska took control of Virgin America last year. Branson, the British billionaire who helped create Virgin America, told reporters in Seattle this week that Alaska must...
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FILE - This Friday, June 13, 2014, file photo, shows the cooling towers, right, and nuclear reactor containment buildings area, left, at Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan’s Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, March 29, 2017, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
March 29, 2017 - 16:03 pm
Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S. Westinghouse said in a statement that it filed the...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was his worst rating among seven issues the poll tested, which included the economy, foreign policy and immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also dodged repeated...
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March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility's multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs. Price also dodged repeated attempts Wednesday by Democrats to flush out the...
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