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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, front, exchanges words with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, back, as Denver center Nikola Jokic looks on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 15, 2018 - 2:45 am
DENVER (AP) — For all his offensive contributions and rebounding, Nikola Jokic's most important role in the end was peacemaker. Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated...
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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods. Major U.S. indexes fell...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic no-deal scenario. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined and it appeared to fall short of more...
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FILE - This August 2010 file photo shows a sign for Moody's Corp. in New York. Concerns are building from Washington to Wall Street about the trillions of dollars in debt that U.S. businesses have racked up, particularly by companies with relatively weak finances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message. For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back...
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A woman is reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 14, 2018 - 4:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest...
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FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 13, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to...
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Journalists talk in El Nacional's newsroom, Venezuela's last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. Their final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 13, 2018 - 4:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. El Nacional's final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, where ECB president Mario Draghi will hold a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 13, 2018 - 10:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
December 13, 2018 - 8:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says strong domestic demand and low interest rates are supporting the economy in Europe despite a recent moderation in growth. Draghi...
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A visitor sits in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
December 13, 2018 - 3:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its "Made in China 2025" economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX...
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