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Anti-government demonstrators wave a Venezuelan flag during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Opposition members called a demonstration to protest the seating of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution. Observers will be closely watching the turnout as the arrest of several mayors and the opposition's decision to compete in regional elections despite concerns the election for the constitutional assembly was marred by fraud. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 12, 2017 - 3:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Venezuela's newly installed constitutional assembly has decided to push up gubernatorial elections by two months to October, though many in the opposition see it as a false promise unlikely to ever...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. Stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as gains for technology companies are offset by losses in energy and other sectors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 11, 2017 - 5:11 pm
Gains among technology companies helped snap a three-day losing streak for U.S. stocks Friday, though the market ended with its worst weekly loss since March. The modest rebound came at the end of a turbulent week on Wall Street as escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea rattled global...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. Stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as gains for technology companies are offset by losses in energy and other sectors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 11, 2017 - 12:36 pm
Technology companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Friday, recouping some of the losses from the day before. Investors welcomed new data showing U.S. inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise...
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A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Asian stock markets slumped on Friday following overnight losses on Wall Street as U.S. President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise in recent months. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 11, 2017 - 5:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets slumped Friday as increased tensions between North Korea and the United States following President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, with his wife Cilia Flores, left, and Constitutional Assembly President Delcy Rodriguez wave as they arrive to the National Assembly building for a session with the Constitutional Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 10, 2017 - 10:47 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, file photo shows One World Trade Center, left, and 7 World Trade Center, in New York. Technology companies were leading a broad slide in U.S. stocks in early trading Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, as investors pored over the latest batch of corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 10, 2017 - 10:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets slumped on Friday following overnight losses on Wall Street as U.S. President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise in recent months. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi sank 1.8...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses Constitutional Assembly members during a special session at the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Behind is the president of the new constitutional assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. The new constitutional assembly has declared itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 10, 2017 - 9:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses Constitutional Assembly members during a special session at the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Behind is the president of the new constitutional assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. The new constitutional assembly has declared itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 10, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of...
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In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift speaks from the witness stand during a trial Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Denver. Swift testified Thursday that David Mueller, a former radio DJ, reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside during a meet-and-a-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in Denver. (Jeff Kandyba via AP)
August 10, 2017 - 7:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — A defiant and occasionally exasperated Taylor Swift insisted during a whirlwind hour of testimony Thursday that a Denver disc jockey grabbed her bare backside and held on for a long time during a meet-and-greet before a concert. The pop superstar used explicit language that seemed...
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August 10, 2017 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates. The bank will no longer trade, nor accept as collateral, two specific types of Venezuelan securities as well as any bonds the country...
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