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French President Emmanuel Macron reviews an honor guard upon his arrival on board the the Dixmude, an amphibious assault ship, docked in the French Navy base of Toulon, southern France, before delivering a speech to present his New Year's wishes to the French Army, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, Pool)
France's Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment pushFrench President Emmanuel Macron is hosting more than 100 CEOs of major world companies at the chateau of Versailles to try to persuade them to invest _ and especially hire _ in France
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdownA bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, applicants wait in line to enter a job fair at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters city to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runsFor cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses
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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., return to their offices on Capitol Hill as Congress moves closer to the deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump says Dems want 'weak borders'President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms.
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met _ who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. In 2018, Meadows was one of the members of the House Freedom Caucus demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that emerged in Congress. “I don’t get squeezed. I squeeze others,” he said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened itShutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
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Deputy Roger Torrent, center, is congratulated after being elected as the new president of the Catalan parliament after a parliamentary session where elected lawmakers meet for the first time after regional elections in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Catalonia's new parliament has begun meeting amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority and the future regional government  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Former Catalan leader seeks long-distance 'tech' governmentCatalonia's fugitive former leader, who wants his old job back, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium
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FILE - This June 27, 2017, file photo shows an oil rig at sunset in Midland, Texas. President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, most economists tend to agree on this: The economy has essentially been the same sturdy one that he inherited from Barack Obama. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, RussiaA global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UK holiday spending squeezed by Brexit-related inflationOfficial figures show that retail sales in Britain in the crucial month of December sank by far more than anticipated in the markets
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, answers a question from a Senate committee examining the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. The FDA says it wants to continue to help people quit smoking by supporting a variety of approaches. “We still have to provide an opportunity for adults who want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine,” says Gottlieb. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big TobaccoUS health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, with French President Emmanuel Macron, and Laurent Fabius, prepare for a group photo during UK-France summit talks at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in Camberley, England, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018.  The leaders announced that police and security services from France and England will meet to help combat extremism and terrorist threats. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)
A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to FranceBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that Britain and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after Brexit
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Modest gains for world shares as US government closure loomsModest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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