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FILE -- In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, parole agents Andrew Correa, left, and Clint Cooley, right, talk with a sex-offender parolee they located by tracking the global positioning device he wears, in Sacramento, There are as many homeless sex offenders in California now as 2½ years ago when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they can live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 29, 2017 - 10:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago, when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they could live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. Sex offenders...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, June 23, 2017. Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 23, 2017 - 2:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday, as the price of oil halted its decline to hover near its lowest level in almost a year. Chinese stocks dropped as regulators tightened up scrutiny of some companies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, a Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes, saying Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that it's including yuan-denominated "A-shares" of 222 large Chinese companies to its Emerging Markets index. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
June 21, 2017 - 1:23 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes. MSCI said Tuesday that it's including yuan-denominated "A-shares" of 222 large cap Chinese companies to its Emerging Markets Index. The...
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Gov. Kate Brown, seated, signs House Bill 2673 in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, making the process more private for transgender individuals to change their birth certificate records. The new law makes Oregon the second state with an alternative option for transgender people to update their birth records. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen)
May 31, 2017 - 9:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which takes effect next...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney chosen by President Donald Trump to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The vote was 61-37 to give Clayton the job of running the independent agency that oversees Wall Street and the financial markets...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:45 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company is selling a chunk of its Wells Fargo stock to avoid some federal regulations. The sale isn't tied to the scandal over the bank's sales practices that led to its CEO's departure last year, Berkshire Hathaway said Wednesday. Instead, Berkshire said it's...
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April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Fake news" is not limited to presidential politics and conspiracy theories. Investors also have to be on the alert for stock promotions masquerading as unbiased reports online. Federal regulators have brought civil fraud charges against 27 businesses and individuals for deceiving...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Fake news" is not limited to presidential politics and conspiracy theories. Investors also have to be on the alert for stock promotions masquerading as unbiased reports online. Federal regulators have brought civil fraud charges against 27 businesses and individuals for deceiving...
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Veronica Fuertes embraces her daughter Violeta Penalba, who suffers epilepsy, and is treated with marijuana, as they stand outside the Senate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Senate is expected to vote into law the medicinal use of marijuana on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 29, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo the bull statue stands in front of the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 saying that it had "very serious" concerns about the deal's impact on competition. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds. They shot down the pair's third attempt at a merger, which would have united the...
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