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FILE - In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Howard Dean participates in "The Contenders: 16 for 16" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dean is back. The one-time presidential candidate and former Democratic National Committee chairman is set to return to party prominence the head of a new data operation that Democrats hope puts them back on par with Republicans in the never-ending race to maximize the use of voter data to coax Americans to the polls. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Democrats are enlisting Howard Dean to lead a new operation they hope will help their party match Republicans' success in using voter data to win elections. Dean is a one-time presidential candidate and former Vermont governor who is beloved by state Democratic Party leaders from his time as...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Nikkei Stock index, at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 13, 2019 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a possible resolution of the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in early European trading, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia. France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.3 percent in...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, photograph, a long row of unsold 2019 911 Carrera GTS cabriolets sits at a Porsche dealership in Littleton, Colo. Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 12, 2019 - 5:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More than 7 million Americans were 90 or more days behind on their car loans at the end of last year, 1 million more...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:12 pm
U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday as investors grew more optimistic about the prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology, financial and health care stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the benchmark S&P 500 index its biggest...
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February 12, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement shows that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017...
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Director Charles Ferguson poses for a photo prior to an interview with the Associated Press about his movie 'Watergate" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 12, 2019 - 10:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours. The director of financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," which won an Oscar in...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. U.S. stocks are gaining in early trading after U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal to avoid another costly government shutdown. The deal could help alleviate pressure on the market as the US and China...
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A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 12, 2019 - 4:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,153.12 and Germany's DAX gained 1.2 percent to 11,141.98, while France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 11, 2019 - 9:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Monday as Wall Street nears the end of a relatively strong earnings season and looks ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China. U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin is leading a delegation set to meet with Chinese...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks to journalists after her meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 11, 2019 - 7:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed last year to its weakest growth rate since the global financial crisis as mounting uncertainty over Brexit weighed on businesses and kept a lid on their investments, official figures showed Monday. The Office for National Statistics said that the British...
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