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Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the European Union.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox wrote in the Sunday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Liam Fox, Brexit, European Union International Trade


Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened his belt: No more movies or eating […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Hangzhou, Yu, Nation & World, Yu Mingang


Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight.Trump tells reporters that "we've... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, China, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbid grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Oklahoma City


German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food.Some 170 tractors drove in from farms around... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Germany, Berlin, Ap


The Latest: UK reassures Romania about post-Brexit rights

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):1:15 p.m.Romania's foreign ministry says Britain has offered reassurances that the half a million Romanian citizens in the U.K. can continue... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, European Union, Ap, Britain, Romania


The Latest: Austria suggests more time for Brexit possible

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):11:50 a.m.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, European Union, Ap, Austria, Britain, Sebastian Kurz


The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):8 p.m.The deputy leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says it has an obligation to join talks with Prime Minister Theresa May if she is... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, European Union, Ap, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Labour Party


US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States ambassador to Congo says 20 days without internet in the country are "20 days too many" and that access cut off just after the disputed presidential election "needs to be restored now."Ambassador... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Ap, United States, Congo, Johannesburg


UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, European Union, Ap, Britain, Parliament, Labour Party, Brexit


Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain's democratic... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Ap, Britain, House Of Commons, Parliament, Brexit


Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough […]
Tags: Business, UK, London, News, Ap, Britain, Nation, Theresa May, Parliament, Keir Starmer, Labour Party, Brexit


Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold.It... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City


Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative.The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Pacific Rim, Tokyo, Donald Trump


Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the sixth […]
Tags: Business, News, Australia, Ap, Nation, Pacific Rim, Tokyo, Donald Trump, Nation & World


Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Arizona, Medicaid, FLAGSTAFF Ariz


Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Kennedy Center, Local News, Smith, Detroit, Paramount, Turnaround Arts


The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local):6:45 p.m.Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Atlanta, Ap, Tsa, Newark


Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video taken by an animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Ap


VF, CVS Health and JB Hunt jump while Netflix falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:V.F. Corp., up $9.08 to $82.34The maker of brands including Timberland and North Face raised its forecasts following a strong quarter.Tesla Inc., down... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Netflix, North Face, F Corp, Tesla Inc, VF CVS Health


Johnsonville recalls ground pork over possible contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnsonville LLC has recalled more than 48,000 pounds (21,800 kilograms) of raw ground frozen pork patties that may be contaminated with materials including black rubber.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Johnsonville, Johnsonville LLC, U S Department of Agriculture s Food


Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.The FTC is considering hitting Facebook... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, San Francisco, Ap, Ftc, U S Federal Trade Commission


Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

ATLANTA (AP) — America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Atlanta, Ap, Hartsfield Jackson International


Germany's Mercedes-Benz plans assembly plant in Egypt

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt.Mercedes-Benz said in a statement Friday that the passenger car plant would be built by a local business... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Egypt, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz Cars


Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Tiffany, Tiffany Co


Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia is preparing to raise the age limit on buying traditional and electric cigarettes from 18 to 21. GOP leaders in the majority-Republican General Assembly announced Thursday they were backing legislation to raise the limit for all tobacco products, citing the rapid growth of teenage vaping. Virginia-based tobacco giant Altria […]
Tags: Business, News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Gop, Altria, Richmond VA, Republican General Assembly


On the shop floor, workers wonder what Brexit will bring

LONDON (AP) — It's an understatement to say that Michael O'Brien is worried about Brexit.O'Brien is a supervisor at Clarity-The Soap Co., which employs visually impaired adults at a factory in east London. A tall man with a thatch... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Ap, Brexit, Michael O Brien, Brexit O Brien, Clarity The Soap Co


Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Toronto, Ap, Canada, Huawei


US stocks rise again to build on four-week rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Friday morning as the market wraps up another strong week with big gains for technology and industrial companies, while banks rose after more of them posted strong fourth-quarter reports.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, US, Ap



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