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Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.2 percent to 22,721.21 while South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.8 percent to 2,500.12. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 28,258.05 but the...

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EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. Officials at the White House and the Senate told The Associated Press that Michael Dourson had sent a letter asking his name to be removed from consideration...