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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants....

US businesses post more open jobs; quits rise to 9-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months....

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said....

Slide in energy companies moves US stocks modestly lower
Major U.S. stock indexes shifted lower in midday trading Tuesday after spending much of the morning wavering between small gains and losses. Investors were weighing the latest batch of company earnings news and looking ahead to the beginning on Wednesday of two days of testimony before Congress by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets fell following steep losses in Japan....

The Latest: French central banker says volatility excessive
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):...

Global volume up for Coke, though Diet Coke fizzles
ATLANTA (AP) -- Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines....

Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign....

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song
NEW YORK (AP) -- Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."...

Deutsche Bank shares hit as markets fret over European banks
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The CEO of Deutsche Bank reassured employees and markets that the company's finances were "rock-solid" as Europe's banks took another a beating in the stock market Tuesday....

Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle - and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen....

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