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...


German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

Germany Diesel Cars

BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The...


Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city’s world-famous resorts. About 25,000 members...


France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

Belgium EU Facebook

PARIS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Or not. Macron is courting Zuckerberg and the leaders of Microsoft, Uber, IBM and dozens of other tech bosses at a conference Wednesday aimed at persuading them to use their...


Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

Congress Banking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on Tuesday to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law,...


Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

Wyoming Digital Currency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state’s effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where...


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Global shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Japan Financial Markets

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 dipped in early trading, down 1.2 percent to 5,573.71,...


Lower air fares contribute to another fall in UK inflation

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England’s target during April. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up 2.4 percent in the year to April, down from 2.5 percent the previous month. The fall was largely due to...


Thailand ups restrictions on paraquat, other farm chemicals

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers. However, a Ministry of Industry official said Wednesday that the government will tighten...


Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

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...

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