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Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s lawyers that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian...


Business

After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

APTOPIX Holiday Shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people...


Business

Tesla's newest promises break the laws of batteries

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles-the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster-are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery...


Business

Gains for retailers and energy companies send stocks higher

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on track for more records Friday as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period. The CEO of Macy’s said Black Friday sales are going well. Energy companies rose after Bloomberg reported that a group of key oil producers plans to extend their...


Business

World's biggest wealth fund turns attention to fashion houses

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. After focusing on industries like coal and weapons, Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is turning its attention to fashion. Together with UNICEF, the world’s biggest wealth fund is setting up a network with some of the top fashion companies to improve children’s rights,...


Business

Tangled incentives push drugmakers away from an opioid solution

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. For the drug industry, building a better pain pill is a problem. Pharmaceutical companies have introduced new medicines to treat dependence, reverse overdoses, and deal with opioids’ side effects. But few effective and economically viable alternatives to addictive painkillers...


State

Man arrested after posing nude on Utah bridge, police say

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports the couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge...


State

Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

Hard Winter Hunting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the...


Business

CBS, Dish end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Dish Network and CBS agreed to a new multi-year contract, ending a blackout that would have left millions of satellite-TV subscribers without the nation’s most-watched network and its popular football programming. The agreement, which does not include online channels on Dish’s...


Business

Black Friday bargains at Harrods? Don't even ask

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. As British retailers gear up for Black Friday, the annual pre-Christmas sales flurry that provoked scuffles among bargain hunters in past years, the country’s most august department store is having none of it. “We won’t do Black Friday,” Harrods Managing Director Michael Ward...


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