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Asian stocks up as worries from Britain's EU leave vote ease
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street and even bigger gains in Europe, as worries about uncertainty following Britain's EU referendum eased....

Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday....

Volkswagen settles emissions cheating for $15.3 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen is taking a major step toward compensating owners and government regulators for its emissions cheating scandal. But it will take much longer to repair the damage to its reputation....

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit Wednesday in the Canadian capital....

Facebook CEO's Hawaii neighbors grumble about new wall
HONOLULU (AP) -- Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

Trump Taj bankruptcy leaves 'little guy' contractors angry
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV - a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before....

Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law....

Division, confusion as EU rethinks future without Britain
BRUSSELS (AP) -- EU leaders are meeting Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their union and keep it from disintegrating after Britain's unprecedented vote to leave - but conflicting visions of Europe's future are complicating the high-stakes summit....

Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First."...

United Arab Emirates to merge 2 Abu Dhabi investment funds
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates has issued an order for the merging of two of the Gulf nation's most prominent government wealth funds, streamlining the country's investment strategy as it weathers a slump in oil prices....

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