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Pompeo issues steep demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran doesn’t change course. Following President Donald Trump’s...


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Trump promotes criticism of former CIA director

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before President Donald Trump is visiting CIA headquarters, he is promoting criticism of former CIA Director John Brennan. Trump is suggesting Brennan is to blame for the Russia probe. On Twitter Monday, Trump referenced comments from conservative commentator Dan Bogino on...


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Fifth Third spends $4.7 billion for Chicago's MB Financial

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp is buying Chicago’s MB Financial for about $4.7 billion, mostly in stock. MB Financial Inc., the parent company of MB Financial Bank, has approximately $20 billion in assets. Greg Carmichael, the chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, said Monday in prepared...


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UK government does not intend to block Comcast-Sky deal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast’s 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities, saying the proposed merger doesn’t raise concerns on public interest grounds. Culture Secretary Matt...


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General Electric cuts $11B deal with Wabtec

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NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric’s train engine division will tie up with railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate. Wabtec CEO Raymond Betler will lead the combined company and its chairman, Albert...


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The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

US China Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The Trump administration and China are injecting a note of caution after declaring a temporary truce on trade. U.S. Treasury Security Steven Mnuchin said Monday on CNBC that President Donald Trump is reserving the...


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China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in a spiraling dispute that prompted worries of a chilling of global commerce. Mnuchin said Sunday the...


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Pompeo says if Iran makes 'major changes,' US willing to lift all sanctions, restore full

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pompeo says if Iran makes ‘major changes,‘ US willing to lift all sanctions, restore full diplomatic and commercial ties.


Business

Pompeo calls for treaty with Iran ratified by Congress that ends enrichment, gives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pompeo calls for treaty with Iran ratified by Congress that ends enrichment, gives inspectors access anywhere in country.


Government

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran if its

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran if its government doesn’t change course.


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