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The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):
Mar 18 3:54PM AP

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation
MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula on Monday, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab.
Mar 18 3:26PM AP

US stocks drift higher; S&P 500 gets closer to record high
NEW YORK (AP) U.S. stock indexes drifted upward Monday at the start of a busy week for markets, and the S&P 500 inched back within a few good days of its record high set last autumn.
Mar 18 3:08PM AP

Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners
NEW YORK (AP) Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness about the economy.
Mar 18 2:51PM AP

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news
NEW YORK (AP) Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.
Mar 18 2:19PM AP

Lyft opens up its IPO road show, offers 30 million shares
NEW YORK (AP) Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering, putting 30 million shares up for sale Monday with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 per share.
Mar 18 12:37PM AP

Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks
Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.
Mar 18 12:33PM AP

Outside political groups not always what they appear
WASHINGTON (AP) As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors.
Mar 18 7:06AM AP

Asian shares advance as investors watch US-China trade talks
TOKYO (AP) Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies.
Mar 18 6:29AM AP

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth
BEND, Ore. (AP) There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.
Mar 18 5:06AM AP

Asian shares advance as investors watch US-China trade talks
TOKYO (AP) Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies.
Mar 18 4:20AM AP

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. EDITOR'S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures
Mar 18 4:15AM AP

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two "virtual kidnap" cases in 24 hours.
Mar 18 1:09AM AP

Starbucks CEO sees more stores, faster innovation as key
Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants his company to move faster.
Mar 17 7:41PM AP

Pass It On: Starbucks CEO says great leaders are authentic
Starbucks serves 100 million customers each week in its 30,000 stores around the world. President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants the company to serve even more. The Seattle-based coffee chain is opening one store every 15 hours in China.
Mar 17 7:31PM AP

May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay
LONDON (AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take part in May's European Parliament election almost three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc.
Mar 17 2:52PM AP

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds.
Mar 17 2:11PM AP

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that.
Mar 17 1:16PM AP

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger
BERLIN (AP) Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about a combination.
Mar 17 1:11PM AP

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed
WASHINGTON (AP) A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.
Mar 16 2:57PM AP