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  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • LONDON, April 23- The euro surged in early trading in Asia on Sunday, while French bond yields were expected to fall and French stocks to rally on Monday morning, on relief that France had not been left with a choice between two radical, anti-EU presidential candidates. Investors' greatest worry had been that the far-left, eurosceptic Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had...

  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 23- Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc has said it may sell parts of the Deep Basin natural gas assets it recently bought from Houston- based ConocoPhillips, Royal Bank of Canada analysts wrote in a research note on Sunday. Cenovus Chief Executive Brian Ferguson held a conference call with analysts last Friday, and the oil company "signaled that it...

  • LONDON, April 23- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated. PAUL LAMBERT, LONDON- BASED FUND MANAGER AND HEAD OF CURRENCY MANAGEMENT AT INSIGHT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney...

  • HANNOVER, Germany, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. "I also feel very encouraged by my visit to the United States that negotiations between the EU and the United States on a free trade agreement... are...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.04...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native...

  • A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million. Warner Bros.' "Unforgettable" seems to have slipped audiences' minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters. "It just didn't resonate...

  • NEW YORK— New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. He said there was no political motive tied to last week's release of his new book, "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • Universal Pictures' eighth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Disney's animal documentary "Born in China" opened in fourth place, with $5.1 million from 1,508 locations. Warner Bros. thriller "Unforgettable,"...

  • The Uber app on a smartphone by waiting cabs in Barcelona.

    An encounter with Apple showed how Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has pushed risk-taking that's landed his company in hot water, The NYT reports.

  • BOWLER, Wis.— At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But maybe not for much longer. According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240...

  • April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world. The money will be used for zoo upkeep, wildlife conservation in Africa, and a favorite cause of the zoo's founders— local children with unexpected medical...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Barry Loudermilk, R- Ga., said at a congressional hearing this month. "Once the damage is done to a company, it's hard to get your reputation back," responded Bill Himpler, executive vice president of the...

  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...