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Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development....

North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave....

Amazon Go store is checkout free
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines....

US services firms grow at fastest pace since October 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. services companies expanded last month at their fastest pace in more than a year, an encouraging sign for the economy....

Will Italy's political drama spawn a new eurozone crisis?
LONDON (AP) -- Italy is facing political upheaval after Premier Matteo Renzi said he's resigning after a crushing defeat in a nationwide referendum. Investors, though used to political drama in Rome, are trying to gauge the impact on the country's economy and the wider eurozone....

Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth
Americans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say....

Dow hits another record as bank stocks continue to climb
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are rising Monday morning, led by gains in bank stocks, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record high. Other major indexes are also up but still below their own all-time highs....

Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week, advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House" and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob Dylan....

New cross-border stock link widens access to China's Nasdaq
HONG KONG (AP) -- Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, widening access to China's markets for global investors....

New VW firm to focus on mobility services like ride sharing
LONDON (AP) -- Volkswagen is launching a new company dedicated to car sharing and other "mobility services" in which people may need a ride but don't necessarily want to own the car....

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