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Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank's sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation....

A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?...

ECB unlikely to signal stimulus end, despite French optimism
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's strengthening economy dodged a banana peel when a pro-EU candidate won the first round of the French presidential election....

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal
PARIS (AP) -- The magnate behind LVMH is to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a multibillion-dollar deal....

Eurozone deficit down at lowest level since early 2008
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Following years of often strict budget austerity, the level of government borrowing in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since early 2008....

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign
PARIS (AP) -- Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin....

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico....

Global markets gain higher as French election rally lingers
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were higher Tuesday in Europe and Asia as the rally driven by the outcome of France's vote persisted. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget deadline also lifted sentiment....

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market....

Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in profit
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure....

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