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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...

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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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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...


World

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...


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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,...


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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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AP Top Business News at 4:35 a.m. EDT

Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas...


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

Japan Financial Markets

TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.2 percent to finish at 22,689.74, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.2 percent at 6,...


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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. Macron is courting Zuckerberg and some 50 other tech bosses at a conference Wednesday aimed at persuading them to use their unprecedented global influence for the public good....


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German city to ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

Germany Diesel Cars

BERLIN (AP) — Officials of the northern German city of Hamburg have announced a ban on some diesel cars, to combat air pollution. The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting next week Thursday....


Business

Merkel heads to China to talk economy, trade, rule of law

Germany China

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to China with a business delegation as both Beijing and the European Union are grappling with the United States over trade issues and Washington’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Merkel, who is set to leave Wednesday afternoon, said in...


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