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Sears teams up with Amazon to sell DieHard brand

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:44:13 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Ailing Sears Holdings Corp. has started to sell DieHard-branded battery-related accessories like jump starters and battery chargers on Amazon.com.



Delta orders 100 Airbus jets valued at over $12.7 billion

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:29:07 -0600

Delta Air Lines picked Europe's Airbus over Boeing for a huge order of new jets.



No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:27:28 -0600

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A program that reduces power plant emissions in the Northeast is being eyed by states looking to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:20:14 -0600

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system.


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Grains higher, livestock higher

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:13:08 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.



Study finds well-paying blue collar jobs on the decline

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:13:24 -0600

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Blue collar jobs that pay well are on the decline in Rhode Island, but research shows workers without bachelor's degrees are finding options in industries such as health care and financial services.



Treading dangerously: Lax safety inside Goodyear tire plants

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:17:10 -0600

An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting finds that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has ranked among the top five manufacturers for worker deaths since 2009.


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US 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:14:00 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week.









Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:03:22 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 last week to 225,000, the lowest in nearly two months and another sign that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.


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Tax cut winners and losers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:04:33 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — As a Republican-backed tax cut bill makes its way through Congress, some investors are scouring the market for potential winners and losers: companies they think will benefit the most, and those who'll be left out. But…


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Germany's VW issues study on role during Brazil dictatorship

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:04:15 -0600

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says a study into its role during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has concluded that some site security officials in Brazil cooperated with the regime but there was no clear evidence the collaboration was "institutionalized."



US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:04:08 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month as the holiday season began, leading to big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores.


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European Central Bank keeps stimulus measures on track

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:02:02 -0600

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With the eurozone economy showing strong growth, the European Central Bank left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged Thursday as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year.


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Online training software company plans Indianapolis growth

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:08 -0600

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say online training software company Lessonly plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis and more than double its workforce.



EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:55:55 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations.


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NJ Transit doled out $4.4 million for office that sat vacant

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:55:02 -0600

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit paid $4.4 million to purchase office space at its Newark headquarters that sat mostly unused during a two-year lease.



Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:53:40 -0600

PARIS (AP) — French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000).



Egypt to sign deal to help resumption of Russian flights

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:50:39 -0600

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Aviation Ministry officials say a security protocol is soon to be signed with Russia to prepare for the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt after more than a two-year hiatus.



As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:46:46 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The public's interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.


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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:46:58 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition…


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Markets Right Now: Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:41:31 -0600

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Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:28:55 -0600

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform…


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The Latest: ECB did not discuss sudden end to stimulus

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:32:51 -0600

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):


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Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52.4 billion in stock

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:10:00 -0600

Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network will be spun off to a separate company.


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US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:36:59 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping .






Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:22:43 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.


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Net neutrality rules expected to be overturned today

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:11:00 -0600

The 2015 rules barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to content or charging consumers more for certain content.


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Refugee quota opponents stump up funds to bolster EU borders

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:09:34 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia announced Thursday that they plan to spend around 35 million euros ($41 million) to beef up European Union borders as they come under pressure for refusing to accept refugee quotas.


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Global stock markets drop after Fed rate hike

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:06:22 -0600

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Thursday as traders digested a series of interest rate decisions from around the world, notably the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest rate hike. However, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept…


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Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:56:04 -0600

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent on Thursday, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's…






Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:47:21 -0600

JERUSALEM (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business.


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European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:47:13 -0600

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged.



State reprimands Delaware City Refinery over summer shutdown

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:45:43 -0600

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has reprimanded a refinery for a shutdown of equipment that may have resulted in a large release of air pollutants.



Cannabis panel backs pot sales at variety of businesses

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:41:08 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts marijuana regulators have given preliminary approval to a plan that would allow pot "bars" as well as the sale and consumption of pot at businesses including restaurants, yoga studios, movie theaters, and massage parlors.



Judge: Video gambling profits must be split with operators

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:19:24 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Illinois video gambling parlors must continue to evenly split their profits with companies that operate the terminals.






Judge: Video gambling profits must be split with operators

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:19:24 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Illinois video gambling parlors must continue to evenly split their profits with companies that operate the terminals.



The Latest: Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:02:19 -0600

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Bank of England's monetary policy meeting (all times local):



Bank of England keeps main interest rate at 0.5 percent; decision was expected after last month's first hike in a decade

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:01:06 -0600

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England keeps main interest rate at 0.5 percent; decision was expected after last month's first hike in a decade.



GE Hitachi Nuclear confirms North Carolina layoffs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:37:47 -0600

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has confirmed layoffs at its North Carolina plant.



Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:31:37 -0600

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker, Turkey's official news agency reported.






Greek unions strike as bailouts to end with austerity blitz

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:05 -0600

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's workers walked off the job for a 24-hour general strike Thursday, as the country prepares to stop relying on European rescue loans but continues to pile more austerity measures on hard-hit taxpayers.


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No-name clothes fuel a retail apocalypse

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0600

'We don't expect private labels to become fashion houses, but they can create enough newness that they can capture sales.'


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Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:45:00 -0600

Critics and labor groups say the service is another sign that Walmart doesn't pay its workers enough.


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China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:43:51 -0600

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing energy shortages in frigid weather.


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California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:31:35 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities may face tougher safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of the state most prone to wildfires.


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Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:09:34 -0600

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's financial crime intelligence agency on Thursday widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.



Thousands of passengers affected by Niki airline's grounding

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:03:55 -0600

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of European travelers could be left stranded by the bankruptcy of Austrian budget carrier Niki.


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Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:15:14 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways…


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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:11:10 -0600

As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.


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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:12:44 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.


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Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:05:52 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in.



As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:34:07 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive…


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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:29:30 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.


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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:20:24 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to…


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Thousands of Mainers signing up for ACA coverage

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:14:08 -0600

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Thousands of Mainers are signing up for individual health plans under the health care overhaul that's under threat by President Donald Trump's administration.






China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:48:35 -0600

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank responded to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up a key policy rate Thursday on lending to commercial banks. It left the benchmark rate for borrowing by companies and the public…


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EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:42:04 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely.






Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:15:59 -0600

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises.


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GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:45:01 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the…


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Venezuela quickly resolves financial dispute with China

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:19:54 -0600

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds billions in the South American country's debt.



Deputy coroner: Death at Ford plant will be ruled accidental

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:40:40 -0600

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A deputy coroner has ruled that the death of a man at a Ford plant in Kentucky will be ruled accidental.



GOP leaders cast doubt on change to Indiana's cold beer law

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:35:58 -0600

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders cast doubt Wednesday on the likelihood of overturning an Indiana law that grants package liquor stores what is essentially a stranglehold on the ability to sell carryout cold beer.



Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:31:03 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas.


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WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:01:04 -0600

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States ended Wednesday without any substantial agreements.


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Judge blocks proposed health care merger in North Dakota

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:53:05 -0600

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has blocked a proposed merger between Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic until a Federal Trade Commission hearing next month.






Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:41:31 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.


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Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:33:01 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that a former Uber executive stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off to help…


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PolyMet offers $544M in financial assurances for mine costs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:32:02 -0600

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — PolyMet Mining Corp. is offering the state a $544 million package of financial assurances to serve as an insurance policy to protect taxpayers from potentially having to cover the costs of closing and cleaning up a controversial…


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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:06:59 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.


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Records: US Steel failed to test for toxic metal after spill

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:42 -0600

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for a potentially carcinogenic chemical after a spill from one of the company's plants in northwest Indiana, documents show.



Records: US Steel failed to test for toxic metal after spill

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:42 -0600

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for a potentially carcinogenic chemical after a spill from one of the company's plants in northwest Indiana, documents show.






Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:45 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after…


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AP PHOTOS: Poverty and addiction grip Los Angeles' Skid Row

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:53:24 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles is home to thousands of chronically homeless people.


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In blow to May, UK lawmakers assert final say on Brexit deal

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:54:54 -0600

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union.


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Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:43:51 -0600

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife's medication and paid the employees of his startup business in Venezuela — all in bitcoin.


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Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:38:59 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind…


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New York awards $755M in economic development funding

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:35:53 -0600

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Christmas came early for economic development officials across New York state Wednesday with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announcing $755 million in funding for hundreds of local efforts to boost the state's business climate.






Texas' most populous county sues opioid manufacturers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:31:28 -0600

HOUSTON (AP) — The state's most populous county has become the nation's latest governmental entity to sue prescription drug companies amid a national opioid-drug epidemic.



NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:25:20 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, federal accident investigators said Wednesday.