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AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry minister said Tuesday, ahead of next week's meeting of OPEC producers....

Volkswagen to provide update on emissions settlement talks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S....

Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views....

Detroit muscle cars aren't so strong in crash tests
DETROIT (AP) -- Muscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash....

Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- A Swiss private bank will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated after allegedly committing serious breaches of anti-money laundering regulations in connection with the suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund....

German investor confidence down amid concern over UK vote
BERLIN (AP) -- A survey of German investor confidence has dipped unexpectedly because of concerns, among others, over whether Britain will vote to leave the European Union....

Fiat Chrysler names new head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati
MILAN (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that its U.S. sales chief will take over the premium Italian Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands....

How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers....

Bayer and Monsanto could combine plant, pet, people products
A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant chemical makers, one focused on plants and another that also makes products for people and animals. Here's a look at their products, which have more than $65 billion in total annual revenue....

Europe higher, Asia slumps amid expectations Fed rate hike
TOKYO (AP) -- European stock markets mostly rose in early trading although Asian indexes finished lower Tuesday amid growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June....

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