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Maduro replaces Venezuela’s longtime oil chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela’s longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country’s...

Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton’s agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces...
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Watt inks 6-year deal with Texans

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt smiles following a joint practice between the Denver Broncos and Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt smiles following a joint practice between the Denver...
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Following his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs

Gael Monfils, of France, reacts after a shot against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Gael Monfils, of France, reacts after a shot against Grigor Dimitrov, of...

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will...
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Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

FILE – In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 file photo, a row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn...
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US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, a worker assembles construction supplies at Northeast Building Products in Philadelphia. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP...
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US stock market turns lower in afternoon trading

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks wavered in morning trading Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE...

A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support in AP poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy...