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California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

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People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law. More>>

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Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

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A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17. More>>

Biopharmaceutical company fined for misleading investors

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A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company must pay more than $20 million for misleading investors about the efficacy of a lung cancer drug under development before raising $300 million in a public stock offering. More>>

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

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Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina. More>>

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

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Agribusiness giant Monsanto is asking a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company' Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. More>>

Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

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Healthy stock market gains push US household wealth to $107 trillion. More>>

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

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British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction. More>>

Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next 3 years

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Wells Fargo to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, which will result in tens of thousands of job losses for employees of the nation's third-largest bank. More>>

State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides Video included

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A U.S. senator says foreign government hackers continue to stalk U.S. senators and their aides through personal email accounts, but the Senate's security arm won't help defend them. More>>

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

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American expects to bar customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress cracks down on 'unreasonable' airline fees. More>>

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

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Dow, S&P 500 power to record highs on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks including Apple and Microsoft. More>>

Alexa is everywhere, even the microwave

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Amazon is turning basic home items into listening ones. More>>

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

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AT&T says Justice Department failed to show price hikes from Time Warner merger. More>>

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

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Marijuana stocks have made gigantic gains this summer as Canada prepares to legalize the drug, and billions of dollars have flowed into the sector as investors and companies start to evaluate the pot market. More>>

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

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President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

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A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons. More>>

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

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A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana plants is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. More>>

Trump boosting offensive capabilities in cyber strategy

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The White House is warning foreign adversaries that the U.S. is preparing to step up its offensive cyber capabilities as part of a new government-wide strategy. More>>

European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

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European countries want to increase the use of hydrogen as part of a plan to cut the continent's carbon emissions. More>>

Paving its future: Ferrari unveils wide-ranging new plans

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Super sportscar maker Ferrari has unveiled two updated versions of its classic open-top "barchetta" racing model as it updates the investor community on a new 5-year business plan. More>>

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

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Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in 2016 have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. More>>

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

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Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. More>>

Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

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Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

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Cybersecurity firm warns Iran government-backed hackers stepped up efforts after Trump pulled America from nuclear deal. More>>

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

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The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. More>>

Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

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Canadian envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on a revamped NAFTA deal. More>>

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

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The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope at Thursday's summit where they seek to lay the foundations of a divorce deal by next March without jeopardizing vital interests. More>>

Markets Right Now: US stock benchmarks close at record highs

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, beating the mark it set in January. More>>

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

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The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline says Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. More>>

US home sales were flat in August

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US sales of existing homes were unchanged in August as price gains moderate. More>>

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

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GOP candidates in rural America find themselves in a bind as Trump pushes tariffs. More>>

Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May,. More>>

SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon Video included

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Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector. More>>

Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

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Google teams with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add Android to dashboard media systems. More>>

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging the European Union to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa. More>>

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

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An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off _ again. More>>

The Latest: May says hers is only serious plan on table

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EU Council President Donald Tusk says that key parts of the British proposals to leave the European Union "will not work.". More>>

Turkey expects lower growth amid currency turmoil

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The Turkish government expects lower economic growth in coming years amid concerns over high inflation and a sliding currency. More>>

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

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Asian shares mixed following muted Wall St reaction to new US-China tariffs. More>>

EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

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European Union officials say Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing and booking system in response to complaints. More>>

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. More>>

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

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Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation. More>>

Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

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Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time. More>>

Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

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One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey. More>>

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

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Japanese digital currency exchange hacked; $60 million worth of cryptocurrencies missing. More>>

Trump to nominate economist Nellie Liang for Fed board seat

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President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank's board of governors. More>>

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

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China appears unlikely to back down after Trump approves new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. More>>

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

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Major U.S. stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday. More>>

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

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China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle. More>>

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

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Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs. More>>

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers Video included

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A U.S. senator says foreign government hackers continue to stalk U.S. senators and their aides through personal email accounts, but the Senate's security arm refuses won't help defend them. More>>

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

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Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies. More>>

US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

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U.S., Canada resume talks on revamped North American trade agreement. More>>

Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

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The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks. More>>

August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

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US housing construction up 9.2 percent in August, fastest gain in 7 months. More>>

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

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Denmark's largest bank says its chief executive is resigning, hours before it presents the conclusions of an internal report into alleged major money laundering via its Estonian branch. More>>

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

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EU authorities open preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon. More>>

The Latest: EU chief says UK's Brexit offer must be reworked

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A top European Union official says key parts of Britain's offer to conclude Brexit talks fall short of expectations and need to be improved, just six months before the country leaves the bloc. More>>

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

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Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it. More>>

World Bank: Global poverty rate drops to record low 10 pct.

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World Bank: Global poverty rate dropped to a record low of 10 percent in 2015. More>>

AutoNation chief, after 20 years, is turning over the keys

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AutoNation's longtime CEO Mike Jackson is stepping down from the automotive retailer. More>>

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North's Kim Jong Un start their third and possibly most challenging summit yet, with Moon hoping to break impasse in nuclear talks. More>>

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump has stabilized the regional security situation. More>>

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

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McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. More>>

EU: Luxembourg did not give selective tax deal to McDonald's

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The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid. More>>

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

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Asian shares gain despite jitters over escalating US-China trade dispute. More>>

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

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The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been. More>>

UK lawmakers: 'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation

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British lawmakers urge regulation for cryptocurrencies, say current situation is the "Wild West". More>>

Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

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Qatar Airways announces $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid boycott of Doha by Arab quartet. More>>

Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

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Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022. More>>

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

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U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as investors weigh the White House's decision to impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods beginning next week. More>>

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

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Senate backs $854B bill to avert shutdown through Dec. 7, boost military spending. More>>

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

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About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer. More>>

The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

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China says it will increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation after President Donald Trump announced new U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. More>>

EU optimistic about Brexit border compromise

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A top European Union official says Britain and the EU could yet fail to reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce, just six months before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. More>>

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

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In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. More>>

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

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Researchers say that an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected in 45 countries across the globe. More>>

US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight

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A U.S. appeals court is siding with bartenders and waiters in a fight over whether restaurants can pay them less because they receive tips. More>>

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

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Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone. More>>

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

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Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov. More>>

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

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Egypt's oil minister says Europe stands to win from a deal Cyprus and his country will sign to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in Egypt where it will be liquefied for export to the continent. More>>

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

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President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with the country's president at the White House. More>>

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

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American business group says Beijing will "dig its heels in" after U.S. tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to their trade battle. More>>

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Facebook and 10 other companies, saying job ads placed on the social networking service discriminated against women. More>>

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

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Visa and Mastercard say they and a group of banks are settling part of a 13-year-old lawsuit over credit card transaction fees for a total of $6.2 billion. More>>

SeaWorld, ex-execs must pay $5M to settle 'Blackfish' claim

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SeaWorld and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud claims that they misled investors over the negative impact of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" on business. More>>

Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

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British diver who helped with Thai cave rescue files defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk, who called the diver a pedophile on Twitter. More>>

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

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Trump intensifies trade war by imposing tariffs on $200B more of China goods starting next week. More>>

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

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An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years. More>>

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

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A former Chinese finance minister says Beijing can impose 'export controls' on goods needed by U.S. companies if it wants more leverage in its tariff battle with Washington. More>>

EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

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The EU's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether automakers BMW, Daimler and the VW group colluded to limit the development and roll out of car emission control systems. More>>

Amazon launches small business shop

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Amazon retailer launched a new section of its site Monday, called Amazon Storefronts, that only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. More>>

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

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South Korean leader's visit to North Korea may be providing a unique opportunity to its leader, Kim Jong Un, as he tries to show his people that he's pushing inexorably for their long-delayed, long promised prosperity. More>>

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

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Introverts share their secrets for a more energized and pleasant travel experience. More>>

Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million

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Time magazine is being sold for $190 million to cloud computing pioneer. More>>

Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

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Asian markets have turned higher after President Donald Trump's move to place tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods was not immediately met with retaliation. More>>

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

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A British government-commissioned report says citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world. More>>

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

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The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent of the workforce. More>>

Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland

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A Spanish court has ruled that whistleblower Herve Falciani, whose HSBC bank data leaks prompted tax evasion probes worldwide, should not be sent to Switzerland to be imprisoned for economic espionage. More>>

OPEC chief: Cartel must stay together as US sanctions Iran

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OPEC chief says cartel must stick together for the good of the global economy as Iran faces renewed US sanctions. More>>

Canadian gold mine owner seeks damages from Greece

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Canadian gold mining firm Eldorado Gold is seeking 750 million euros ($875 million) in damages from the Greek state over delays in permits for mining work in the north of the country. More>>

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

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Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. More>>

Lockheed Martin wins $7.2B Air Force satellite contract

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The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites. More>>

Moon's traveling entourage includes CEOs, 'Korean Beyonce' Video included

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The huge civilian entourage Seoul sent to the latest inter-Korean summit includes the third-generation heir of South Korea's largest business group and a Colorado-born pop diva nicknamed the "Korean Beyonce". More>>

Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

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A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them. More>>

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

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The U.K.'s top diplomat says Britain will flourish with or without an agreement on its exit from the European Union. More>>

Kimbal Musk talks food, deflects his brother's bad press

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While Elon Musk is on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon, his brother Kimbal Musk is talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. More>>

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

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U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading amid speculation that the Trump administration is preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. More>>

FedEx downplays US-China trade spat's impact on its business

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FedEx is reporting that quarterly profit is up 40 percent from a year ago, to $835 million, but the results are below Wall Street expectations. More>>

N. Korea calls Sony, Wannacry hack charges smear campaign

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North Korea strongly denies U.S. claims a computer programmer working for the North Korean government was involved in Sony hack, Wannacry ransomware attack. More>>

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests Video included

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SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon. More>>

Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike

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A Rhode Island town is considering asking departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, but the state ACLU is objecting. More>>

Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis, report finds

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APNewsBreak: New York comptroller's report finds Wall Street salaries at their highest levels since the 2008 economic crisis. More>>

The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

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The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain. More>>

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

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America's oldest nuclear power plant, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey, is shutting down Monday. More>>

Tyson Foods CEO to step down for 'personal reasons'

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Tyson Foods has announced its president and CEO Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for 'personal reasons'. More>>

UK leader warns rebels: it's my Brexit agreement or no deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against opponents of her blueprint for Brexit, saying Parliament will have to choose between her proposal and crashing out of the European Union without a deal. More>>

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

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Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch into a life preserver with features that gain key clearances from US government regulators. More>>

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

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U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety. More>>

Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

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Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station. More>>

US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

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President Donald Trump reaffirms Washington's support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. More>>

'The Predator' gobbles up competition at box office

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"The Predator" is at the top of the box office food chain in its first weekend in theaters while a "A Simple Favor" exceeded expectations. More>>

Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos

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Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos. More>>

Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet Video included

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Apple expected to expand iPhone line-up with biggest, expensive model yet along with cheaper alternatives. More>>

Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

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Organizers of the annual Davos forum say in a new report that machines are increasingly moving in on jobs done by people, projecting that more than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines, not humans, by 2025. More>>

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

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Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. More>>

Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

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A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends.". More>>

Renewed US tariff fears stalk global stock markets

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Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff. More>>

At Pyongyang trade fair, North Korea is ready to make a deal

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At Pyongyang's trade fair, car batteries, kangaroo essence and droves of entrepreneurs ready to make a deal. More>>

Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs of about $200 billion on Chinese imports. More>>

Steve Bannon: Time's Up is most powerful political movement

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President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment hasn't had more of an impact on corporate America. More>>

UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit 'irritating'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. More>>

Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

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Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff. More>>

General Motors recalls some pickups and SUVs over brakes

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General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals. More>>

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

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South Korea's Moon faces growing skepticism about his North Korea policy ahead of his third summit with Kim. More>>

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

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Many wonder what they can do to protect themselves after Thursday's stunning explosions in Lawrence, Mass., that left one dead and at least 25 others injured. More>>

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

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SpaceX says it has signed the first private moon traveler. More>>

Federal court ponders next steps in DeVos for-profit suit

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A federal court has ruled it was "arbitrary and capricious" for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges. More>>

Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence Video included

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A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence. More>>

Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained

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A trade union leader says police in Turkey have rounded up hundreds of construction workers at Istanbul's new airport after they staged a protest denouncing poor working conditions. More>>

Layoffs hit, prices lag as tariff pinches lobster industry

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The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China's tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers report sagging prices and financial pressure. More>>

Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

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US stocks are little changed as investors balance a strong gain in monthly industrial production with a report showing a weaker-than-expected gain in retail sales. More>>

The Latest: High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch

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Apple rolls out iPhone with larger screen along with two other models for more austere tastes. More>>

San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

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San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank names economist Mary Daly as president. More>>

Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments

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U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico is disclosing personal financial interests in the cannabis sector. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

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Florence is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths. More>>

Henri Bendel, 123-year-old luxury retailer, closes the doors

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Luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, turns out the lights. More>>

Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

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The heir to the Fiat-founding Agnelli family has paid an emotional farewell to the late CEO Sergio Marchionne who died suddenly in July, saying "he taught all of us ... to have the courage to change.''. More>>

As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says 'so what?'

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Russia is shrugging off President Donald Trump's new sanctions order for foreign election meddling. More>>

Qualcomm to repurchase $16 billion of its shares from banks

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Qualcomm to buy back $16 billion in shares from Bank of America, other financial institutions. More>>

Exec pushes back against drug hike 'moral requirement' quote

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The head of a small Kansas City pharmaceutical company is defending himself after a financial publication reported that he said he had a "moral requirement" to raise the price of a 65-year-old antibiotic by 400 percent. More>>

Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally

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Republican Kris Kobach says Kansas is spending $377 million a year on benefits for immigrants living in the U.S illegally, and he promises to put a stop to it if he's elected governor. More>>

Notorious Russian cybercriminal pleads guilty to US charges

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A Russian man considered to be one of the world's most notorious hackers has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges alleging he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distributed bulk spam emails and installed malicious software. More>>

US retail sales up just 0.1 pct. after previous strong gain

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US retail sales rise 0.1 percent, weakest gain in six months, as auto, clothing sales fall. More>>

US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 percent in August

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US industrial production improved a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in auto production. More>>

China factory output holds up in August, investment weakens

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Chinese factory output holds up in August but investment weakens, adding to challenges amid tariff battle with Washington. More>>

AP Interview: Poland seeks EU 'empathy' for US sanctions

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Poland's foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show "greater empathy" for U.S. sanctions on Iran. More>>

Bank of England chief issues another Brexit warning

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The Bank of England governor has warned senior government ministers of the severe economic problems that would be created if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on future relations. More>>

Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak

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Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak that has killed 25, spread from capital. More>>

Turkish leader Erdogan criticizes central bank's rate hike

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reproached the central bank's move to sharply raise interest rates, saying the country would "see the results" of the bank's independence. More>>

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