Business

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Supreme Court Arbitration

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about...

Business

Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Britain Europe Data Privacy

LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


Business

Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

Russia France

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin’s comments in a meeting with top editors of...


Government

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount...


Business

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

School Shooting Publix Protest

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in “die ins” at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain’s support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a suspension of political contributions. The...


Lifestyle

Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

Yellowstone-Gold

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife. The ruling released Friday means the Montana Department of Environmental...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

APTOPIX Sexual Miscconduct Weinstein-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


Business

Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...


National

Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

Alaska Mine Fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...


Business

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

Arctic Shipping Lanes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The International Maritime Organization, an arm of the United Nations, accepted routes proposed by the United States and...


Business

AP Top Business News at 9:28 p.m. EDT

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone...


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