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  • NEW YORK— Interested home buyers right now need to be prepared to act quickly. Demand among buyers but fewer properties on the market has encouraged Americans to buy existing homes at the fastest pace in over a decade. Steve Boland is a managing director of consumer lending at Bank of America who oversees the bank's mortgage lending operations and its car loans...

  • NEW YORK— "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theaters. The film also passed its predecessor, "Furious 7," to become the highest-grossing imported film in China, where the Universal release has grossed $361...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more: its own typographic font. The forward-looking Mideast business hub unveiled the new font designed with Microsoft's help on Sunday. Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al...

  • BOSTON— During Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial, the former NFL star's lawyer wanted to drive home his point that the prosecution's star witness was a "three-legged pony" whose testimony could not be believed. With Hernandez's acquittal, Baez burnished his status as one of the most recognized defense attorneys in the U.S., six years after his high-profile...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 30- It has become a familiar story-- "The Fate of the Furious" is, once again, the box office champ. Pantelion's "How to be a Latin Lover" slid into second over Tom Hanks and Emma Watson's not-so-distant future tech-thriller "The Circle. "Led by Mexican star Eugenio Derbez," Latin Lover "attracted $12 million from only 1,118 targeted locations.

  • Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. The embargo is on virtually all imports from and exports to Cuba, including rum. If Pennsylvania is successful, it would be the first import of a product produced entirely by the Communist state.

  • The union is taking its grievances directly to UPS shareholders, running as an advertisement an open letter to David Abney, the companys chief executive, ahead of a Thursday shareholders meeting. The letter, which has been delivered to board members, was signed by nearly 78 percent of members of Local 2727 of the Teamsters union, asking the company to maintain air...

  • JEDDAH, April 30- Saudi Arabia wants German companies Siemens and SAP to play an important role in furthering the kingdom's "digital transformation", company officials said on Sunday during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the country. Saudi Arabia is pushing a long-term economic transformation dubbed "Vision 2030" to reduce the country's reliance...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation,"'' I've had things that were tougher, although I'll let you know that better at the end of eight years. President Donald Trump says if he's unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he'll terminate the pact.

  • April 30- Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges. Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday ordered Batista's release from jail, saying that the crimes the one-time tycoon faces did not involve violence or threats to others.

  • BERLIN— Germany's Welt newspaper reports that a Swiss man arrested for espionage Friday in Frankfurt may have been spying on German tax officials. The Welt newspaper reported Sunday that man had been sent to Germany by Switzerland's NDB intelligence agency to identify German tax investigators involved in the purchase of confidential Swiss bank client...

  • POITIERS, France— Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable. An inside look by The Associated Press at Macron's campaign found a mix of high-tech savvy, political naivete and a jarring disconnect between his multilingual, well-traveled campaign team and a mass of ordinary...

  • DUBAI, April 30- Higher petrochemical share prices helped lift the Saudi Arabian bourse index on Sunday after strong first-quarter earnings in the sector, but other regional market indexes sagged in thin trade. Analysts at NCB Capital had forecast a profit of 121 million riyals, while Aljazira Capital had expected 69.5 million riyals. We believe the variance...

  • NEW YORK, April 30- https://www.wsj.com/articles/target-comes-to-the-lower-east-side-1493551319.

  • LONDON— Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal. They agreed that key issues including a disputed divorce settlement must be dealt with before the parties can proceed to discussions about...

  • ROME, April 30- A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday. Rome has thrown the crisis-hit airline a short-term lifeline, a bridging loan of up to 400 million euros to see it through a process whereby an administrator will decide if it can be sold as a going...

  • The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks. Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark says the process for passing through metal detectors should go quickly. Cedar Fair L.P. operates 11 amusement parks in the U.S., including Knott's Berry Farm in California and Dorney Park& Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania.

  • PARIS— The Latest on France's presidential campaign:. It's the second time in three days that Macron is visiting a site tied to France's wartime history. Unlike a factory visit last week when Le Pen upstaged centrist rival Emmanuel Macron and took selfies with workers, Le Pen's visit to the Alteo plant in the town of Gardanne appeared to fall flat.

  • WASHINGTON— Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? Minerva, an accredited four-year university named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, wants to reinvent elite four-year liberal arts education by teaching critical...

  • The union is taking its grievances directly to UPS shareholders, running as an advertisement an open letter to David Abney, the companys chief executive officer, ahead of a Thursday shareholders meeting. The letter, which has been delivered to board members, was signed by nearly 78 percent of members of Local 2727 of the Teamsters union, asking the company to...