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Technology companies led a slide in U.S. stocks early Thursday as the market pulled back from its latest record highs. Cruise lines, fast-food restaurants and other consumer-focused companies also declined. Phone company stocks notched gains. Investors were poring over a batch of company earnings. Crude oil prices fell. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. rates slipped this week, reversing two straight weekly increases. (full story)


Tax season begins in just a few months, which means there's precious little time left to prevent unwelcome tax surprises next April. For many people, the blow comes when they find out they have to report income they thought wasn't taxable — and then have to come up with money to pay taxes on it. (full story)


BOSTON (AP) — Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are on track to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes. (full story)


NEW YORK (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors? (full story)


CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday. (full story)


BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, following the drop of technology shares last week on Wall Street. (full story)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday. (full story)


PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's parliamentary election (all times local): (full story)


BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Top environment officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the U.S. and other members of the club over how to deal with climate change. (full story)


THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Dozens of villagers in northwestern Greece have evacuated their homes after a lignite mine nearby collapsed. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — German police on Sunday released three British citizens who were taken into custody after their conversation during a flight to London prompted an easyJet pilot to make an unscheduled stop in Cologne. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese nuclear and electronics company Toshiba Corp. will pay $3.68 billion toward the construction of two reactors in Georgia by its U.S. unit Westinghouse, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of German automaker Opel reportedly plans to step down from his post once the General Motors subsidiary's sale to PSA Peugeot-Citroen has been completed. (full story)


MOSCOW (AP) — A top official for the Russian government's nanotechnology promotion arm has been detained on fraud charges. (full story)


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank expressed concern about the Trump administration's moves to relax financial oversight, saying such deregulation helped pave the way for the global financial crisis. (full story)


PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro's bet on Disney is paying off. (full story)


NEW YORK (AP) — The board at Arconic is defended CEO Klaus Kleinfeld Monday after a hedge fund announced a campaign to unseat him and some of the company's directors. (full story)


NEW YORK (AP) — Messages about America, inclusiveness — and, yes, even "four years of awful hair" — kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the NFL and a line of personal care products. But there was still plenty of escapism and light humor for those who weren't into the politics. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Dollar General Corp. says it plans to create 10,000 jobs this year tied to the opening of 1,000 stores and two distribution centers. (full story)


LONDON (AP) — A team of French officials went to London Monday on a mission to make Paris the European Union's financial hub once Britain leaves the EU. (full story)


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has wasted little time in beginning a push to reverse the stricter banking regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis. Trump has branded the Dodd-Frank Act "a disaster" — a regulatory overreach that slowed the economy and stifled lending to consumers and businesses. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber's CEO quit President Donald Trump's business council. Nordstrom stopped selling Ivanka Trump's fashion. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Toyota, meanwhile, suffered through the discomfort of being on the receiving end of Trump Twitter tirades. (full story)