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President of the Corsican Executive council Gilles Simeoni, center, takes part in a demonstration ahead of a visit to the Mediterranean island next week by French President Emmanuel Macron, in Ajaccio, Corsica island, France, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Corsica's newly elected leaders want new talks with the government about their demands, including equal status for the Corsican language and the release of Corsican prisoners held in mainland prisons. (AP Photo/Raphael Poletti)
February 03, 2018 - 10:58 am
CORSICA, France (AP) — Corsica's nationalist leaders are demonstrating along with unions and students ahead of a visit next week by French President Emmanuel Macron. The newly elected leaders on the French Mediterranean island hope that Saturday's march will spur on fresh talks with the French...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a man walks past a Wells Fargo location in Philadelphia. The Federal Reserve is imposing more penalties on Wells Fargo, freezing the bank's growth until it can prove it has improved its internal controls. The new penalties were announced late Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's last day at the central bank. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 02, 2018 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is imposing more penalties on Wells Fargo, freezing the bank's growth until it can prove it has improved its internal controls. In addition, bank agreed to replace four board members. It's the latest blow against the San Francisco bank that has had its...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, a man looks back at the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 02, 2018 - 7:20 am
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck is reporting a fourth-quarter loss of $872 million, but its adjusted results topped Wall Street's view. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company had a loss of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were...
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Credit card logos are posted to the door of a business in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Record-level credit card debt and fluctuating incomes create financial challenges for many American households, especially those with lower incomes. The effects may be felt especially keenly in black households, where historic and systemic racial discrimination has led to greater disparities in wealth and debt. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 01, 2018 - 10:20 am
Record-level credit card debt and fluctuating incomes create financial challenges for many American households, especially those with lower incomes. The effects may be felt especially keenly in black households, where historic and systemic racial discrimination has led to greater disparities in...
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This image provided by Starbucks shows the new Starbucks Rewards credit card, launched in cooperation with JPMorgan Chase and Visa. The Starbucks Rewards credit card has a $49 annual fee and lets cardholders earn free Starbucks drinks and food for purchases made in and out of the coffee chain. (Courtesy of Starbucks via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card. The card, launched Thursday with JPMorgan Chase and Visa, comes as Starbucks struggles with slowing growth in the U.S. With the new card, Starbucks wants to lure those who aren't yet signed up for its...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. A survey by Fidelity Investments, which looked at more than 3,000 working households that have started saving for retirement, says that Americans’ retirement savings are in the best shape they’ve been in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 31, 2018 - 6:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' retirement savings are in the best shape they've been in more than a decade. So says a survey by Fidelity Investments, which looked at more than 3,000 working households that have started saving for retirement. After tallying up how much they're saving in their 401(k)...
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FILE - This June 4, 2015, file photo, shows a sign indicating a site has been sold in a new home development in Nashville, Tenn. If you’re in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn’t have to be. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 25, 2018 - 10:12 am
Love and marriage don't always go together, no matter what Sinatra says. If you're in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn't have to be. Sixteen percent of first-time homebuyers in 2017 were unmarried couples, an annual National...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Mick Mulvaney speaks during a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington. The CFPB is reconsidering a key set of rules enacted in 2017 that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders. The bureau, now under Trump administration control, says it plans to take a second look at rules put in place last year under an Obama appointee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 16, 2018 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders. The bureau, which came under control of the Trump administration late last year, said in a statement Tuesday...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the first concrete step toward the Republican tax plan's promise of fatter paychecks for millions, the Trump administration on Thursday issued new guidelines for how much employers should withhold as taxes from workers' pay. The Internal Revenue Service published the new...
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January 05, 2018 - 3:21 am
Cable and satellite TV companies raise prices every year to pass along what they say are rising fees charged by TV networks. Here are some examples of what companies are doing: — AT&T is raising DirecTV's prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. — CHARTER did not respond to inquiries, but a...
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