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  • The Senate voted to advance a bill that would reopen the federal government after a brief shutdown, as Democrats agreed to a short-term pause in their standoff with Republicans over immigration policy. Chuck Schumer says he and Mitch McConnell have “come to an arrangement.”

  • Six accountants, including former partners at KPMG LLP, were arrested Monday morning and charged with conspiring to defraud securities regulators and misuse of confidential auditing information.

  • American International Group is acquiring Bermuda-based insurer Validus Holdings for $5.56 billion, as its new chief executive makes good on a promise to reverse nearly a decade of shrinkage stemming from its near collapse in 2008.

  • Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset that the U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, a move that Arab leaders warn undercuts efforts to reach a peace deal.

  • The once-Communist state is again a battleground for the soul of Europe as populists try to dismantle the post-Cold War liberal order, fueled by disenchanted voters reaching for new ways of governance and old notions of identity.

  • Airlines are returning to midsize U.S. cities, lured by lower fuel prices, a desire to attract more passengers to their hub airports, and competition on major routes from low-cost carriers.

  • Bank of America has eliminated a free checking account popular with some lower-income customers, requiring them to keep more money at the bank to avoid a monthly fee.

  • America is looking to you, Philadelphia. You’re the only thing standing between another Lombardi trophy being hoisted over the cut-off sleeves of Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain Bill Belichick.

  • Coca-Cola Co. hopes four new flavors of Diet Coke and skinnier, redesigned cans hitting U.S. shelves this week will lure back lapsed soda drinkers and young people who have moved on to LaCroix sparkling waters.

  • The first exchange-traded fund was born 25 years ago this week, enabling investors for the first time to buy or sell the S&P 500 index in a single publicly traded share.

  • The country, newly online, has become obsessed with sending cheery greetings from smartphones, causing head scratching in Silicon Valley.

  • The wild virtual currency has obsessive fans and investors. Behind them are loved ones who are really, really tired of hearing about it; ‘I tune it out.’

  • Daniel Loeb’s Third Point ratcheted up the pressure on Nestlé, saying the company’s portfolio needs to be further simplified.