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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if you think you told Google not to track you, it may be doing so. An Associated Press investigation finds that many Google services on iPhones and Android devices store location data, even if you used privacy settings that are supposed to keep it from tracking your movements. Google's support page says if you turn off Location History, "the places you go are no longer stored." But in fact, even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data.

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White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Communities in dozens of states are dealing with contamination by the toxic chemicals that the Trump administration called a "potential public-relations nightmare." Families and towns affected by the contaminants say they're dealing with their own nightmares from the toxics. A federal review this year found that some of the compounds are more hazardous than previously realized.

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Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. Elon Musk plans to buy Tesla from any existing shareholders willing to sell with money from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. But experts say the deal remains on shaky ground.

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Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of a primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus. Walker issued a statement that did not directly address the boycott call, while Democrats assailed both Walker and the president over the issue.

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Seattle airport reviewing security after plane theft

SEATTLE (AP) — After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. Port of Seattle Commissioner Courtney Gregoire said Monday that Friday's theft was "truly a one-in-a-million experience," but "that doesn't mean we can't learn from it."

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Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. The bank released a statement Monday saying it would "provide all the liquidity the banks need."

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VF, following millions of consumers, will shed its denim

NEW YORK (AP) — The clothing company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and activewear business. The major shift at VF Corp. comes as Americans swap out jeans for yoga pants. That trend has fueled growth at other companies like Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike. Retailers like The Gap and Target have hopped aboard. Even traditional jeans makers have added stretch to their denim to catch up.

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Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's core investing philosophy hasn't changed much over his long career, but his approach continues to evolve even at age 87. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could pick which ones would be enduring winners, but now his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is a major Apple shareholder because he views Apple as a consumer products company with loyal customers.

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Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

DENVER (AP) — Some state officials and environmental groups worry that a Trump administration directive could weaken a compromise aimed at saving an imperiled bird that lives in the American West. The decision passed last month severely limits a type of land swap involving federal property. The governors of Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Utah have expressed opposition or concern about the change that they say eliminates an important tool for saving habitat for greater sage grouse.

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US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks give up an early gain and close lower as investors continue to worry that Turkey's financial woes could affect other countries. Asian stocks fell overnight and European indexes slipped. Turkish stocks and the Turkish lira fell further despite efforts by that country's central bank to shore up investors' confidence.

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The S&P 500 index lost 11.35 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,821.93. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 125.44 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,187.70. The Nasdaq composite fell 19.40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,819.71. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks sank 11.49 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,675.32.

U.S. crude oil fell 0.6 percent to $67.20 a barrel in New York. Brent crude lost 0.3 percent to $72.61 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline dipped 1.2 percent to $2.01 a gallon. Heating oil lost 0.1 percent to $2.14 a gallon. Natural gas slid 0.5 percent to $2.93 per 1,000 cubic feet.