Business

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

World

FBI may have disrupted major cyberattack on Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian hacking operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates. On Wednesday, network technology company Cisco Systems and...


Business

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...


Business

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U....


Business

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ripple effects are likely to be felt if 50,000 workers employed at more than 30 world-famous casino-hotels in Las Vegas go on strike. Analysts declined Wednesday to weigh in on the financial impact that a strike could have on casino operators. But the casinos and hotels aren’t the...


National

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Trump Twitter Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a...


Business

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of...


Business

Fed minutes: Another rate hike likely 'soon'

Fed Minutes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy, ranging from rising wage pressures to potential harm from the Trump administration’s trade policies. The minutes of the Fed’s May...


Business

AP Top Business News at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal Judge: President...


National

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service’s robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won’t...


Business

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Veterans Affairs Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...


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