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US existing-home sales climbed 3 percent in February
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:05:09 +1200
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available...
US sales of existing homes rose 3 percent in February after declines the previous two months
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:05:07 +1200
WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of existing homes rose 3 percent in February after declines the previous two months.
Markets Right Now: Mixed open for US stocks
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:50:07 +1200
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are mixed in early trading Wall Street, as declines in technology companies and makers of consumer products offset gains elsewhere...
No Brexit deal is nightmare scenario for Europe's exporters
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:35:16 +1200
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It's a nightmare scenario for any Dutch tulip or tomato grower: A truck laden with fresh produce trapped in a traffic jam at Rotterdam or Hook of Holland waiting for customs clearance.But it's a possibility...
Starbucks commits $10M for greener coffee cup
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:35:07 +1200
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable.The company on Tuesday announced the NextGen Cup Challenge initiative in partnership with Closed...
Immigrant advocates urge bus company to block federal agents
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:10:05 +1200
MIAMI (AP) — Immigrant rights attorneys are urging a major bus company to stop letting federal agents on board to conduct immigration sweeps.The American Civil Liberties Union's affiliates in 10 states sent a letter Wednesday to...
Drone company wants to launch at Casselton airport
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:05:07 +1200
CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — An international defense and electronics company wants to launch a crop-surveying drone from the Casselton Regional Airport.Airport Authority chairman Bob Miller tells KFGO the Israeli company, Elbit Systems,...
Costs strike General Mills in 3rd quarter, shares drop
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:55:07 +1200
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills' fiscal third-quarter results were mixed as the company dealt with rising freight and commodity costs. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods also lowered its full-year...
African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:55:05 +1200
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.The deal creates a continental market of 1.2 billion people, with...
African leaders sign largest free trade agreement since creation of World Trade Organization
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:45:13 +1200
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — African leaders sign largest free trade agreement since creation of World Trade Organization.
Swiss charge 3 over alleged industrial espionage case
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:45:08 +1200
GENEVA (AP) — The Zurich prosecutor's office says three people have been charged for allegedly violating Swiss laws protecting trade secrets and banking secrecy in a case of suspected industrial espionage.One of the defendants,...
EU unveils new tax plans that could hit US tech giants
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:25:05 +1200
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes in a move that would, if endorsed, hit online U.S. firms like Google and Facebook.Insisting that digital companies must...
China edges Japan as No. 2 filer of int'l patents behind US
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:50:06 +1200
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China has eclipsed Japan in the No. 2 rank among countries filing international patent applications and is on track to surpass the United States in the top spot within three...
China's CNPC inks $1.18B deal for stakes in Abu Dhabi oil
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:30:05 +1200
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — China's state-run national petroleum company has signed a deal worth $1.18 billion for stakes in two oil and natural gas concessions in the United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi.The state-owned...
The Latest: Dreamers help, insurer subsidies not in bill
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:25:05 +1200
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):10:02 a.m.Two sources close to congressional budget talks say an emerging government-wide spending bill won't...
Amazon workers in Spain on a 2-day strike over pay, overtime
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:10:12 +1200
MADRID (AP) — Workers in the largest logistics center in Spain, owned by global e-commerce giant Amazon, are striking over wages and overtime benefits.Around 150 workers gathered early Wednesday at the entrance of Amazon's warehouse...
Farage dumps fish in River Thames in Brexit fishing protest
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:05:05 +1200
LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit demonstrators hurled fish into the River Thames on Wednesday to protest against continued European access to U.K. fishing waters after Britain leaves the European Union next year.Under a draft withdrawal...
EU approves Bayer takeover of Monsanto after concessions
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:40:05 +1200
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved Bayer's buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have to shed over $7.4 billion in firms and other remedies to ensure fair competition in the market.The...
EU clears Bayer takeover of Monsanto in massive agro-business deal; demands $7.4 billion in business sales, remedies
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:35:12 +1200
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU clears Bayer takeover of Monsanto in massive agro-business deal; demands $7.4 billion in business sales, remedies.
BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:25:08 +1200
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place...