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Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) -- Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea....

Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge
NEW YORK (AP) -- How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?...

US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower. There was far more selling than buying on Wall Street overall, but the Dow Jones industrial average managed to extend its winning streak to an 11th day....

US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates....

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight....

VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive pay
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday....

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters - a largely white Kansas City suburb - didn't reflect it....

J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping....

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law....

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Correction: Trump-Manufacturing story

US stocks dip as banks and energy companies fall

J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements

US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

J.C. Penney beats 4Q profit forecasts