National Business

National Business

Facebook: 800K users may have had bug unblock blocked people

Facebook Ads Transparency

Facebook says more than 800,000 users may have been affected by a bug that unblocked people they previously had blocked


Business

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Seattle Plastic Ban

Seattle bars and restaurants can no longer offer plastic straws and utensils under a rule that aims to reduce marine plastic pollution


World

The Latest: Trump sees 'good' ties with Mexico's new leader

Mexico Elections-1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico’s presidential election (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is predicting a positive relationship with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.   Trump says he “had a lot of good conversation” with the leftist leader Monday...


Business

Anti-tax group abandons effort to repeal Oklahoma tax hikes

Teacher Protests Oklahoma Tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-tax group seeking to roll back a package of tax increases approved by the Legislature to help fund a teacher pay raise said Monday they are abandoning their effort. The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s recent decision to toss the group’s ballot initiative didn’t leave them...


Business

Lyft gets into bike-share business, acquiring operator of Capital Bikeshare and Citi Bike

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Lyft is getting into the bike-share business, announcing Monday that it has acquired the nation’s largest bikeshare operator, Motivate. The ride-hailing company acquired Motivate, the operator of Capital Bikeshare in Washington and New York’s Citi Bike, among other...


Business

Nuclear security agency begins work on New Mexico complex

Nuclear Security

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the U.S. agency that oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons cache and key deterrence initiatives around the globe describes working conditions at one of its largest hubs as untenable, saying Monday that the National Nuclear Security Administration finally has...


Business

Anadarko and MiMedx fall; Perry Ellis and Dell jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Dell Technologies Inc., up $7.62 to $92.20 The PC and data storage company is going public again and is swapping its tracking stock for newly issued common shares. VMWare Inc., up $15.05 to $162.02 Dell may buy the rest of...


National

Alaska governor wants corps to suspend mine project review

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend its environmental review of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a major salmon fishery, saying he questions whether the project is ready to move forward. Walker’s letter to the corps, also signed by...


Business

Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?

Tesla Production

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. made 5,031 lower-priced Model 3 electric cars during the last week of June, surpassing its often-missed goal of 5,000 per week. But the company still only managed to crank out an average of 2,198 per week for the quarter. Tesla reported making 28,578 Model 3s from April...


Business

California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be used to silence online...


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