Hawaii boat crash spurs new concerns about foreign fishermen 2017-10-20T23:17:33Z 2017-10-20T17:52:32Z 2017-10-20T23:16:19Z A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate 2017-10-20T23:16:39Z 2017-10-20T17:23:01Z 2017-10-20T23:15:15Z The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with senators from big corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for important EPA jobs.
Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system 2017-10-20T23:16:33Z 2017-10-20T19:12:21Z 2017-10-20T23:15:11Z Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts 2017-10-20T23:16:12Z 2017-10-20T21:12:26Z 2017-10-20T23:14:59Z Trump opens door to dual Federal Reserve appointments of Powell and Taylor. Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion 2017-10-20T23:16:02Z 2017-10-20T00:42:07Z 2017-10-20T23:14:46Z Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.
FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus 2017-10-20T23:15:10Z 2017-10-20T23:12:41Z 2017-10-20T23:14:32Z New, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles approved by US regulators.
Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget 2017-10-20T23:14:30Z 2017-10-20T10:32:10Z 2017-10-20T23:13:57Z Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.
Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate moves to open site 2017-10-20T23:13:44Z 2017-10-20T19:52:32Z 2017-10-20T23:13:09Z Congress is a step closer to opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico 2017-10-20T23:13:28Z 2017-10-20T22:22:36Z 2017-10-20T23:13:03Z Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
The Latest: Ryan says GOP working on 4th tax bracket 2017-10-20T23:13:23Z 2017-10-20T08:22:27Z 2017-10-20T23:12:58Z President Donald Trump hailed the vote as "Great news" in a post-midnight tweet, calling it a "first step toward delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for the American people.".
Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage 2017-10-20T23:13:11Z 2017-10-20T22:02:38Z 2017-10-20T23:12:53Z The US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.
At GE, a new urgency to return to industrial roots 2017-10-20T23:13:01Z 2017-10-20T15:32:18Z 2017-10-20T23:12:49Z General Electric's 3Q profit falls far short of expectations, outlook slashed.
US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak 2017-10-20T23:12:57Z 2017-10-20T14:42:15Z 2017-10-20T23:12:47Z U.S. stocks are up slightly in early trading Friday as investors cheer a crop of strong company earnings. Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year 2017-10-20T22:56:10Z 2017-10-20T18:12:37Z 2017-10-20T22:56:10Z The Trump administration says the federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed budget year, an $80 billion spike that comes as Republicans controlling Washington are moving quickly to draft a $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code. Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie 2017-10-20T22:34:57Z 2017-10-19T17:21:45Z 2017-10-20T22:33:54Z Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments. Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift 2017-10-20T22:34:49Z 2017-10-19T19:01:43Z 2017-10-20T22:33:48Z Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, further deepening its rift with the market leader Uber. US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk 2017-10-20T22:34:45Z 2017-10-19T20:41:56Z 2017-10-20T22:33:47Z The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic explosion and fire.
Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses 2017-10-20T22:34:42Z 2017-10-19T16:21:43Z 2017-10-20T22:33:45Z Apple Inc. has vowed to investigate underpayment of bonuses at an iPhone supplier in China after worker protests.
French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls 2017-10-20T22:34:40Z 2017-10-20T09:52:08Z 2017-10-20T22:33:42Z France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple. G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism 2017-10-20T22:05:32Z 2017-10-20T17:02:28Z 2017-10-20T22:04:19Z The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet. Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide 2017-10-20T22:03:34Z 2017-10-20T21:02:37Z 2017-10-20T22:02:57Z Monsanto sues Arkansas regulators over decision to ban its version of an herbicide that has drawn complaints from farmers in several states.
Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists 2017-10-20T21:54:59Z 2017-10-20T08:02:19Z 2017-10-20T21:53:47Z Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid.
Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes 2017-10-20T21:54:47Z 2017-10-20T13:02:19Z 2017-10-20T21:53:39Z It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of non-binding referendums next weekend, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate.
US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers 2017-10-20T21:52:46Z 2017-10-20T14:12:14Z 2017-10-20T21:52:35Z US home sales rose 0.7 percent in September, as Houston market quickly recovers.
EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse 2017-10-20T21:32:44Z 2017-10-20T07:22:12Z 2017-10-20T21:32:36Z European Union leaders are gathering to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the complex, painfully slow moving process.
Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B 2017-10-20T21:22:34Z 2017-10-20T08:42:07Z 2017-10-20T21:22:28Z Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers, estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion. Wells Fargo: 4 currency executives no longer work at bank 2017-10-20T21:12:59Z 2017-10-20T19:52:21Z 2017-10-20T21:12:36Z Three high-level foreign exchange executives and a currency trader have left Wells Fargo, bank won't say if they were fired.
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion 2017-10-20T20:55:35Z 2017-10-20T19:52:23Z 2017-10-20T20:54:16Z Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. Police: Ford worker killed himself at Detroit-area factory 2017-10-20T20:53:48Z 2017-10-20T14:22:39Z 2017-10-20T20:53:16Z Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor factory in suburban Detroit.
Prosecutor: Pharmacist in meningitis case gambled with lives 2017-10-20T20:26:04Z 2017-10-20T04:32:09Z 2017-10-20T20:26:04Z Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak. Mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive 2017-10-20T20:25:27Z 2017-10-20T15:32:34Z 2017-10-20T20:24:23Z The retired coal company executive from West Virginia tapped to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety violations where a miner died.
The Latest: King: Catalonia is "an essential part" of Spain 2017-10-20T19:52:59Z 2017-10-20T09:22:11Z 2017-10-20T19:52:59Z A Spanish opposition Socialist politician says that her party and Spain's government have reached an agreement to hold a regional election in Catalonia in January as a way to resolve one of the country's deepest political crises in decades. US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer 2017-10-20T18:35:13Z 2017-10-18T22:41:21Z 2017-10-20T18:34:05Z U.S. regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults.
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings 2017-10-20T18:05:04Z 2017-10-19T15:41:40Z 2017-10-20T18:04:47Z California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California.
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown 2017-10-20T17:33:16Z 2017-10-20T14:42:21Z 2017-10-20T17:32:46Z Critics say the Department of Education fails to act against student loan scams that other federal agencies and state attorneys general are targeting in a national sweep.
Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain 2017-10-20T17:24:26Z 2017-10-20T12:02:15Z 2017-10-20T17:23:33Z Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Hurricane Irma cost Florida 127K jobs, but most will return 2017-10-20T17:02:46Z 2017-10-20T16:32:38Z 2017-10-20T17:02:30Z Hurricane Irma hammers Florida's economy, costing 127K jobs last month; most will return. France faces butter shortage amid global demand for pastries 2017-10-20T16:55:23Z 2017-10-20T08:52:07Z 2017-10-20T16:55:23Z French pastries, and butter, have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close 2017-10-20T16:50:08Z 2017-10-20T07:22:21Z 2017-10-20T16:50:08Z End of an era for Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders as exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. BMW offices get 'inspection' in preliminary collusion probe 2017-10-20T16:33:42Z 2017-10-20T14:02:21Z 2017-10-20T16:33:09Z Automaker BMW says European Commission staff this week conducted an "inspection" at company offices in Munich in connection with news media allegations that German car makers colluded on diesel technology. Backers of oil terminal pour money into Washington port race 2017-10-20T16:23:56Z 2017-10-19T18:21:51Z 2017-10-20T16:23:19Z Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era 2017-10-20T16:15:24Z 2017-10-20T04:02:26Z 2017-10-20T16:14:34Z A new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life.
Global stocks get modest boost from US tax hopes 2017-10-20T14:49:21Z 2017-10-20T06:52:14Z 2017-10-20T14:49:21Z Asian shares are pushing higher on optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice of the next Fed chief. George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum 2017-10-20T14:14:21Z 2017-10-19T21:31:56Z 2017-10-20T14:13:16Z Author and film producer George R. R. Martin is wading into the politics of film-industry tax breaks while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.
Japan standards inspectors search Kobe Steel over faked data 2017-10-20T14:13:50Z 2017-10-20T05:52:23Z 2017-10-20T14:13:03Z Japan standards inspectors search Kobe Steel over faked data as investigations widen.
The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit 2017-10-20T13:32:24Z 2017-10-20T08:12:08Z 2017-10-20T13:32:19Z Ireland's leader is praising British Prime Minister Theresa May for a constructive attitude on Brexit talks but says "we're a long way" from getting to the next step.
Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recall 2017-10-20T10:48:12Z 2017-10-20T09:12:19Z 2017-10-20T10:48:12Z German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand. Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul 2017-10-20T10:36:20Z 2017-10-20T07:42:05Z 2017-10-20T10:36:10Z Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate.
New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern 2017-10-20T09:03:12Z 2017-10-20T05:22:04Z 2017-10-20T09:03:05Z New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing 2017-10-20T08:52:45Z 2017-10-19T05:41:32Z 2017-10-20T08:52:29Z Australian car making to soon end with closing of GM plant after 90 years. Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support 2017-10-20T08:16:42Z 2017-10-19T17:11:55Z 2017-10-20T08:15:47Z Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is criticizing Donald Trump's response to a bipartisan health deal in the Senate, saying it's best for the president to take a consistent position, 'and let's face it, he's not been particularly consistent here.'.
Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report 2017-10-20T08:13:09Z 2017-10-19T19:11:44Z 2017-10-20T08:12:56Z United Airlines' stock goes in a nosedive on forecast of weak pricing; CEO appeals for patience.
Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp 2017-10-20T07:54:49Z 2017-10-19T09:21:37Z 2017-10-20T07:54:46Z Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.
Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy 2017-10-20T07:33:58Z 2017-10-16T07:47:37Z 2017-10-20T07:33:50Z A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. Asian shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed choice 2017-10-20T06:49:59Z 2017-10-19T14:31:51Z 2017-10-20T06:49:59Z Technology companies are leading an early slide in U.S. stocks as the market pulls back from its latest record highs.
Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid 2017-10-20T05:23:44Z 2017-10-19T07:01:32Z 2017-10-20T05:23:21Z Catalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches 2017-10-20T04:32:44Z 2017-10-19T19:11:53Z 2017-10-20T04:32:29Z GM reaches $120m settlement with 49 states and D.C. over defective ignition switches. Iridium to rely on used SpaceX boosters for next 2 launches 2017-10-20T04:16:40Z 2017-10-19T16:41:49Z 2017-10-20T04:16:40Z Iridium Communications says the next two launches of its new-generation satellites will use SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have been flown previously. Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 2017-10-20T04:15:57Z 2017-10-19T08:51:36Z 2017-10-20T04:14:07Z How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say.
South Koreans recommend gov't complete 2 nuclear reactors 2017-10-20T04:13:11Z 2017-10-20T02:51:57Z 2017-10-20T04:12:29Z South Koreans are recommending the government continue building two nuclear reactors the new president had wanted to shutter. Toyota, Honda confirm safety of some Kobe Steel products 2017-10-20T03:12:33Z 2017-10-20T02:32:13Z 2017-10-20T03:12:20Z Japanese automakers confirm use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far.
The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint 2017-10-20T02:32:29Z 2017-10-19T11:21:35Z 2017-10-20T02:32:20Z President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan.
US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years 2017-10-20T02:12:33Z 2017-10-19T12:41:53Z 2017-10-20T02:12:18Z US unemployment claims fall by 22,000 to 222,000, lowest since March 1973.
EU leaders to May: Match Brexit promises with real proposals 2017-10-20T02:12:12Z 2017-10-19T09:31:40Z 2017-10-20T02:12:06Z Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to a European Union summit with a solemn pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc.
The Latest: Last car built in Australia rolls off GM line 2017-10-20T01:52:30Z 2017-10-20T01:41:55Z 2017-10-20T01:51:56Z The last mass-produced car built designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry.
China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control 2017-10-20T01:23:47Z 2017-10-19T03:51:21Z 2017-10-20T01:22:46Z China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader.
Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle 2017-10-20T00:06:01Z 2017-10-18T07:20:55Z 2017-10-20T00:06:01Z Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. Stitch Fix, an online styling service, files to go public 2017-10-20T00:03:19Z 2017-10-19T21:01:49Z 2017-10-20T00:02:32Z Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, has filed to go public. Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90 2017-10-19T23:55:02Z 2017-10-19T11:21:39Z 2017-10-19T23:55:02Z Helen J. DeVos, a western Michigan philanthropist known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90.
The Latest: Merkel says May's Brexit effort still not enough 2017-10-19T23:53:16Z 2017-10-19T09:31:28Z 2017-10-19T23:53:16Z Hard-core euroskeptics in Britain's Parliament are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to walk away from European Union divorce talks unless the bloc starts discussing trade. Toyota tops Consumer Reports' auto reliability rankings 2017-10-19T23:22:29Z 2017-10-19T16:51:59Z 2017-10-19T23:22:19Z Toyota takes the lead while Cadillac tumbles in Consumer Reports' auto reliability rankings. California won't make its attorney licensing exam easier 2017-10-19T22:42:52Z 2017-10-19T19:01:51Z 2017-10-19T22:42:31Z Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys. Target sees new smaller Manhattan store as where it's headed 2017-10-19T22:22:19Z 2017-10-19T17:21:41Z 2017-10-19T22:21:59Z Target sees its new Manhattan store a symbol of its future. 3 months in jail for businessman in crash that killed priest 2017-10-19T22:12:26Z 2017-10-19T22:11:52Z 2017-10-19T22:12:02Z A businessman who pleaded guilty in an Ohio crash that killed a priest who was a passenger in his car has been sentenced to three months in jail.
Food company chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case 2017-10-19T21:56:24Z 2017-10-19T20:31:50Z 2017-10-19T21:56:24Z A former Texas food company executive who admitted feeding inside information to a Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson has been sentenced in New York to two years in prison.
Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling 2017-10-19T21:27:35Z 2017-10-19T07:31:27Z 2017-10-19T21:27:35Z The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island. Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact 2017-10-19T20:25:10Z 2017-10-17T04:20:14Z 2017-10-19T20:24:25Z Greenpeace is faulting technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei for falling short on their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home 2017-10-19T19:36:30Z 2017-10-19T15:41:53Z 2017-10-19T19:35:09Z Missouri officials are proposing an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis for a new Amazon location instead of a single headquarters in one of the metropolitan areas. MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo 2017-10-19T19:32:38Z 2017-10-19T15:31:37Z 2017-10-19T19:32:23Z An international team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 is appealing for information about a photograph that prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky.
The Latest: EU chief: No role for EU in Catalonia dispute 2017-10-19T18:57:56Z 2017-10-19T08:21:53Z 2017-10-19T18:57:56Z Catalonia's leader has threatened to explicitly declare independence from Spain if no talks are offered and central authorities follow through on a threat to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google 2017-10-19T18:57:09Z 2017-10-18T21:51:32Z 2017-10-19T18:57:09Z Tech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows 2017-10-19T18:25:14Z 2017-10-18T11:20:58Z 2017-10-19T18:24:18Z The Nielsen company says it will now report how many people are watching shows on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets 2017-10-19T17:56:53Z 2017-10-18T04:31:00Z 2017-10-19T17:56:53Z Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.
The Latest: Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda 2017-10-19T17:55:05Z 2017-10-19T15:51:43Z 2017-10-19T17:55:05Z President Vladimir Putin says Russia will adhere to a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty for as long as the U.S. sticks to it.
The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies 2017-10-19T17:34:45Z 2017-10-18T13:31:19Z 2017-10-19T17:33:50Z Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them. CEO of Goldman Sachs hints at further Brexit move 2017-10-19T17:32:23Z 2017-10-19T14:41:39Z 2017-10-19T17:32:17Z The CEO of Goldman Sachs has hinted the banking giant could be sending more jobs from London to Frankfurt following Britain's exit from the European.
French protest labor changes but fewer take to the streets 2017-10-19T16:55:13Z 2017-10-19T16:51:41Z 2017-10-19T16:55:13Z The number of French protesters appears to be falling on the third day of union-backed, nationwide demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron's divisive labor reforms.
Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story 2017-10-19T16:54:20Z 2017-10-17T04:40:13Z 2017-10-19T16:54:20Z A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The Latest: White House envoy arrives in Egypt 2017-10-19T16:23:51Z 2017-10-19T11:41:32Z 2017-10-19T16:23:02Z An Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group says Israel has advanced plans this week to build nearly 3,000 new homes in the West Bank _ eclipsing the number of homes that were approved during all of last year. BP chairman who presided over Gulf spill crisis to retire 2017-10-19T16:12:46Z 2017-10-19T15:01:47Z 2017-10-19T16:12:17Z Energy firm BP says its chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, who presided over the company during the Deepwater Horizon spill, has decided to retire.
Tatum won't develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co. 2017-10-19T15:54:35Z 2017-10-18T19:31:11Z 2017-10-19T15:54:35Z Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. about a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse.
Surprise! 4 things you didn't know were taxable 2017-10-19T15:44:34Z 2017-10-19T14:21:38Z 2017-10-19T15:44:34Z Here are four kinds of income that people think they don't have to report to the IRS, tax pros say, plus tips on how to avoid the related sticker shock when filing returns.
US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.88 percent 2017-10-19T15:02:25Z 2017-10-19T14:31:44Z 2017-10-19T15:01:58Z US long-term mortgage rates fall: 30-year at 3.88 percent; 15-year at 3.19 percent.
China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meets 2017-10-19T14:32:17Z 2017-10-19T07:11:44Z 2017-10-19T14:32:03Z China economy stable in July-September quarter, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader. UK probes alleged money laundering link to South Africa 2017-10-19T14:11:58Z 2017-10-19T12:11:32Z 2017-10-19T14:11:49Z UK authorities are investigating allegations that British banks inadvertently acted as conduits for money laundering linked to corruption in South Africa.
Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area 2017-10-19T13:51:10Z 2017-10-18T07:10:58Z 2017-10-19T13:51:10Z The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.
Global stock markets slip as China's growth slows 2017-10-19T12:49:24Z 2017-10-19T07:11:35Z 2017-10-19T12:49:24Z Asian markets mixed after record Wall Street highs; China growth ticks down. Hurricanes, chilly summer hit sales at Unilever 2017-10-19T12:22:14Z 2017-10-19T10:01:30Z 2017-10-19T12:22:00Z Unilever, the consumer products giant that owns brands including Dove, Lipton and Knorr, was buffeted by bad weather in the United States and Europe in the third quarter. London Stock Exchange chief to step down at end of 2018 2017-10-19T12:02:29Z 2017-10-19T07:11:40Z 2017-10-19T12:02:00Z The London Stock Exchange has announced that its chief executive plans to step down by the end of 2018.
Swiss food, drinks giant Nestle reports dip in 9-month sales 2017-10-19T12:02:01Z 2017-10-19T12:01:36Z 2017-10-19T12:01:46Z Nestle says its sales dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period of 2016, citing net divestments and negative foreign currency effects.
British retail sales slip amid household income squeeze 2017-10-19T11:22:27Z 2017-10-19T10:31:34Z 2017-10-19T11:21:58Z Official figures show that retail sales in Britain fell by a bigger than anticipated 0.8 percent in September, a drop that analysts say has its roots in the squeeze on household incomes following an inflationary spike. Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting 2017-10-19T11:01:40Z 2017-10-19T10:11:28Z 2017-10-19T11:01:37Z Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month.
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance 2017-10-19T09:23:06Z 2017-10-18T08:01:05Z 2017-10-19T09:22:15Z A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. Swiss biotech group Roche sees 5 pct rise in 9-month sales 2017-10-19T09:22:45Z 2017-10-19T08:21:52Z 2017-10-19T09:22:00Z Swiss biotech company Roche says sales grew 5 percent in the first nine months of the year, crediting new product launches and citing double-digit growth in the pharmaceuticals division in the U.S. market.
5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress 2017-10-19T09:03:25Z 2017-10-18T09:31:03Z 2017-10-19T09:03:16Z Much of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party.
Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans 2017-10-19T09:01:54Z 2017-10-18T20:01:15Z 2017-10-19T09:01:49Z Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports to rest of Asia 2017-10-19T07:51:42Z 2017-10-19T02:41:19Z 2017-10-19T07:51:38Z Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports of cars, machinery to rest of Asia, US. LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving 2017-10-19T07:32:00Z 2017-10-19T05:51:23Z 2017-10-19T07:31:40Z LG Electronics says it has joined hands with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies. States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump 2017-10-19T07:22:29Z 2017-10-18T22:21:12Z 2017-10-19T07:22:21Z Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week.
Asian markets mixed as data shows China growth slowed 2017-10-19T07:12:40Z 2017-10-18T14:41:25Z 2017-10-19T07:12:19Z U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher in early trading, extending the market's modest gains from a day earlier. China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meets 2017-10-19T07:01:56Z 2017-10-19T02:21:18Z 2017-10-19T07:01:44Z China's economic growth edged down in the quarter ending in September but was buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports.
Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats 2017-10-19T06:53:56Z 2017-10-18T18:31:08Z 2017-10-19T06:52:23Z On tiny Malta, slain reporter had no shortage of international intrigue to probe. Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports 2017-10-19T05:51:30Z 2017-10-19T05:41:22Z 2017-10-19T05:51:25Z South Korea's central bank says Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow 3.0 percent this year bolstered by robust exports in the manufacturing sector.
China's Xi calls for more technology development 2017-10-19T04:25:21Z 2017-10-18T04:30:53Z 2017-10-19T04:25:04Z President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints that it encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries.
American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to retire next year 2017-10-19T04:21:52Z 2017-10-18T21:11:11Z 2017-10-19T04:21:40Z Kenneth Chenault, one of the most prominent black businessmen and long-time chairman and CEO of American Express, will retire in early 2018; led company through financial crisis and 9/11 attacks.
Hurricanes help push down United's 3Q profit by one-third 2017-10-19T03:54:37Z 2017-10-18T23:21:15Z 2017-10-19T03:54:37Z United Airlines says 3Q profit fell by one-third as hurricanes wiped out 8,000 flights.
Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says? 2017-10-19T03:13:56Z 2017-10-18T20:41:28Z 2017-10-19T03:13:35Z Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?.
EU unveils measures to tackle low-tech attacks 2017-10-19T00:33:45Z 2017-10-18T11:52:14Z 2017-10-19T00:33:17Z The EU is unveiling new measures to help counter lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people. Romano's Macaroni Grill files for bankruptcy protection 2017-10-18T21:54:37Z 2017-10-18T21:41:11Z 2017-10-18T21:54:37Z The owner of Romano's Macaroni Grill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing diners opting against sit-down chains.
Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink 2017-10-18T21:21:28Z 2017-10-18T16:11:09Z 2017-10-18T21:21:23Z Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans.
IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate 2017-10-18T20:31:39Z 2017-10-18T15:41:07Z 2017-10-18T20:31:30Z Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement.
EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved 2017-10-18T20:24:10Z 2017-10-18T11:31:04Z 2017-10-18T20:23:13Z The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system seeking to guarantee EU citizens privacy protection from U.S. companies. Crews quickly smother fire at oil refinery near Los Angeles 2017-10-18T19:41:40Z 2017-10-18T14:41:20Z 2017-10-18T19:41:20Z A fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it.
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges 2017-10-18T19:11:45Z 2017-10-18T01:51:06Z 2017-10-18T19:11:28Z Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday.
Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes 2017-10-18T18:54:46Z 2017-10-18T16:11:21Z 2017-10-18T18:54:46Z President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators. Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts deal 2017-10-18T18:44:02Z 2017-10-18T12:10:58Z 2017-10-18T18:44:02Z Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends. US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers 2017-10-18T18:31:42Z 2017-10-18T15:53:37Z 2017-10-18T18:31:30Z The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors. Shell opens its first electric vehicle charging points 2017-10-18T17:32:06Z 2017-10-18T08:50:53Z 2017-10-18T17:31:28Z Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, as one of the oil giant steps responds to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order 2017-10-18T16:33:02Z 2017-10-18T13:21:03Z 2017-10-18T16:32:26Z China and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement. US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September 2017-10-18T16:32:59Z 2017-10-18T12:41:19Z 2017-10-18T16:32:24Z US home construction slid 4.7 percent in September, biggest decline in 6 months. White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary 2017-10-18T16:24:22Z 2017-10-18T13:00:58Z 2017-10-18T16:23:56Z The White House says Veterans Secretary David Shulkin was never a candidate for the top job at Health and Human Services. Literary publications get mixed reviews on gender parity 2017-10-18T16:12:57Z 2017-10-18T12:50:59Z 2017-10-18T16:12:26Z The state of book criticism is getting a mixed review on gender parity.
Berlusconi backs autonomy referendums in 2 Italian regions 2017-10-18T16:11:38Z 2017-10-18T16:11:14Z 2017-10-18T16:11:17Z Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years 2017-10-18T15:22:07Z 2017-10-18T12:01:16Z 2017-10-18T15:21:57Z Saudi budget-carrier flynas launches direct route from Riyadh to Baghdad, first Gulf War between the two cities.
Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks 2017-10-18T13:49:15Z 2017-10-18T00:10:48Z 2017-10-18T13:49:15Z Fashion designer Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks that went viral.
Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists 2017-10-18T13:32:44Z 2017-10-18T11:11:05Z 2017-10-18T13:31:56Z Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.
Berlusconi stumps for referendums in 2 Italian regions 2017-10-18T13:02:09Z 2017-10-18T13:01:14Z 2017-10-18T13:01:44Z Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. Norwegian firms signs $3B deal with Iran for solar panels 2017-10-18T13:01:39Z 2017-10-18T12:50:58Z 2017-10-18T13:01:28Z Norway solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a five-year deal, estimated to worth 2.5 billion euro ($2.94 billion), with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developpers to build solar power plants.
US earnings move into focus of global markets 2017-10-18T12:52:05Z 2017-10-18T09:00:59Z 2017-10-18T12:51:05Z Global shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects.
Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down 2017-10-18T12:24:05Z 2017-10-18T08:30:52Z 2017-10-18T12:23:51Z Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners.
UK wages continue to lag inflation despite low unemployment 2017-10-18T12:01:56Z 2017-10-18T09:00:53Z 2017-10-18T12:01:24Z Official figures show that household incomes in Britain continue to be squeezed even though the country's unemployment rate remains at its lowest level in 42 years. Showrunner alleges sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein 2017-10-18T11:48:16Z 2017-10-17T21:40:47Z 2017-10-18T11:48:16Z Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Dutch company AkzoNobel profit falls 24 pct in tough market 2017-10-18T11:48:00Z 2017-10-18T07:31:17Z 2017-10-18T11:48:00Z Dutch paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel says its net profit fell by 24 percent in the third quarter to 216 million euros ($254 million) as higher raw material costs and unfavorable exchange rates cancelled out a slight rise in revenue. ECB chief: Market reforms must promote growth for all 2017-10-18T11:47:27Z 2017-10-18T09:00:57Z 2017-10-18T11:47:27Z European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments must ensure that pro-business reforms ensure that growth benefits everyone if the changes in worker protections are to find acceptance.
DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations 2017-10-18T11:22:31Z 2017-10-17T19:50:43Z 2017-10-18T11:21:36Z The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he has stopped taking campaign donations pending a review by an outside ethics group.
Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge 2017-10-18T11:22:27Z 2017-10-17T21:50:38Z 2017-10-18T11:21:34Z Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios in Hollywood, resigns after he was accused of sexual harassment by a producer of 'Man in the High Castle.'.
Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company 2017-10-18T11:22:08Z 2017-10-17T19:40:34Z 2017-10-18T11:21:27Z Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after he was fired following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. EU air safety body urges halt on use of Kobe Steel products 2017-10-18T11:01:25Z 2017-10-18T08:40:52Z 2017-10-18T11:01:12Z Kobe Steel probing extent of faked inspections data, as US, EU agencies launch inquiries.
GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate 2017-10-18T10:23:21Z 2017-10-18T08:00:53Z 2017-10-18T10:23:08Z The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code.
Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win 2017-10-18T09:01:41Z 2017-10-17T14:41:09Z 2017-10-18T09:01:25Z U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading as investors size up the latest company earnings news.
Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal 2017-10-18T08:22:34Z 2017-10-17T10:50:27Z 2017-10-18T08:22:21Z Spain's northeastern Catalonia is bracing itself for a fresh round of protests after two leaders of the region's powerful pro-independence movement were jailed in a sedition probe. A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question 2017-10-18T08:04:18Z 2017-10-17T16:00:36Z 2017-10-18T08:04:12Z Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.
Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple 2017-10-18T07:54:44Z 2017-10-17T22:51:16Z 2017-10-18T07:54:26Z General Motors' Cruise Automation wants to begin testing autonomous vehicles in Manhattan next year.
Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxes 2017-10-18T07:53:41Z 2017-10-17T16:30:34Z 2017-10-18T07:53:31Z The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India 2017-10-18T07:47:52Z 2017-10-18T04:10:54Z 2017-10-18T07:47:52Z President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints it encourages theft of foreign know-how.
Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and laptops 2017-10-18T07:47:46Z 2017-10-17T13:40:28Z 2017-10-18T07:47:46Z Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions. Trump hails Greece's economic revival at White House meeting 2017-10-18T07:34:34Z 2017-10-17T16:20:35Z 2017-10-18T07:34:18Z Trump is welcoming Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the White House to address a range of economic and security issues.
Negotiators give up hope of rewriting NAFTA this year 2017-10-18T07:31:33Z 2017-10-17T22:10:43Z 2017-10-18T07:31:27Z Negotiators give up hope of rewriting NAFTA this year as talks stall over tough U.S. demands. US looking to Japan for help in boosting LNG exports to Asia 2017-10-18T07:21:51Z 2017-10-18T04:50:47Z 2017-10-18T07:21:44Z Official: U.S. is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia. Trump indicates Fed search down to 5 finalists 2017-10-18T07:12:09Z 2017-10-17T18:10:49Z 2017-10-18T07:11:47Z White House says Trump has narrowed search for Fed chair to Yellen and four other finalists.
Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth 2017-10-18T06:03:27Z 2017-10-16T20:30:03Z 2017-10-18T06:03:14Z Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.
'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires 2017-10-18T05:22:47Z 2017-10-17T20:30:36Z 2017-10-18T05:22:44Z Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. Administration does not brand China currency manipulator 2017-10-18T04:45:32Z 2017-10-17T21:10:42Z 2017-10-18T04:45:32Z Trump administration again declines to label China a currency manipulator despite campaign promise. Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails 2017-10-18T04:35:15Z 2017-10-16T13:37:49Z 2017-10-18T04:34:22Z The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane 2017-10-18T04:31:37Z 2017-10-17T22:30:39Z 2017-10-18T04:31:20Z The latest government figures show an increase in delayed and canceled flights, due partly to weather.
The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets 2017-10-18T04:02:11Z 2017-10-17T18:20:37Z 2017-10-18T04:02:04Z A leading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.
Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal 2017-10-18T02:13:21Z 2017-10-17T08:10:26Z 2017-10-18T02:12:46Z Airbus shares are rising after it announced an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that angered U.S. rival Boeing.
Trump takes tax pitch to conservative think tank 2017-10-18T01:50:25Z 2017-10-17T23:30:48Z 2017-10-18T01:50:25Z Trump takes his tax plan sales pitch to conservative think tank.
Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts, hikes forecast 2017-10-18T01:21:43Z 2017-10-17T11:10:41Z 2017-10-18T01:21:13Z Johnson & Johnson beats 3Q net income and revenue expectations. Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate 2017-10-17T21:47:36Z 2017-10-17T18:50:37Z 2017-10-17T21:47:36Z An Iowa Republican says he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel.
VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law 2017-10-17T21:47:13Z 2017-10-17T19:30:44Z 2017-10-17T21:47:13Z The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. US industrial production rose solid 0.3 percent in September 2017-10-17T21:33:15Z 2017-10-17T13:20:35Z 2017-10-17T21:33:15Z US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September, but growth stunted by hurricanes.
UnitedHealth beats 3Q forecasts, helped by Optum growth 2017-10-17T21:11:35Z 2017-10-17T10:50:32Z 2017-10-17T21:11:05Z UnitedHealth Group says third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent and beat Wall Street expectations, as a growing Optum business segment once again helped the nation's largest health insurer.
Trump's wealth, ranking fall in latest Forbes 400 list 2017-10-17T18:52:59Z 2017-10-17T18:01:09Z 2017-10-17T18:52:59Z Forbes magazine valued President Donald Trump's fortune at $3.1 billion and ranked him as the 248th-wealthiest American. Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil 2017-10-17T18:31:02Z 2017-10-17T16:40:41Z 2017-10-17T18:30:43Z Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying the plan would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations.
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