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Kushner Cos. filed false documents on rent-regulated tenants


NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit....

Robots break new ground in construction industry


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects....

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough


BRUSSELS (AP) -- Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border....

Trade war fears stalk global markets ahead of G20 meeting


LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets have started the new week on a soft note, weighed down by worries about a trade war....

Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions....

Amazon Go execs share insights into shopper behavior


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store....

Fight for control of Newell draws in Icahn


NEW YORK (AP) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is jumping in to the fight for control over Newell Brands, buying a minority stake in the consumer products company that has been targeted by activist investor Starboard Value LP....

Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's not resolved....

China appoints US-trained central banker


BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt....

Volkswagen to build new SUV at Chattanooga plant


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga....