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Avista sale needs approval from stockholders and regulators

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:37am

The sale of Spokane-based Avista Corp. to a Canadian energy company must still win approval from shareholders and regulators.

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:31am

The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO.

Dakota Access developer's new pipeline rankling regulators

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:22am

The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse.

Greece waiting for 'right moment' for bond market return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

Greece's government says it's waiting for the "right moment" to re-enter the bond market, playing down expectations of an issue by the end of the week.

European Central Bank's Draghi cagey on stimulus exit

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:02am

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi did his best Thursday to give no clear signal about the eventual withdrawal of a massive bond-purchase stimulus program, lest markets overreact.

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:51am

More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:51am

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP's reeling effort to dismantle much of President Barack Obama's health care law may face even longer odds because of Sen. John McCain's jarring diagnosis of brain cancer.

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:43am

Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:43am

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

New Jersey city has Mexican flavor of the state of Puebla

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:43am

The aroma of chiles and cinnamon fills the air, and bags of corn husk for making tamales fill Lino Cruz's food distribution business on a street here where three other businesses run by Mexican immigrants from the state of Puebla distribute fruits and vegetables from their country throughout the New York region.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:42am

Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41am

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

California winner of $447M Powerball comes forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41am

Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:21am

French President Emmanuel Macron promised an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending next year and vowed to safeguard the country's nuclear deterrent, as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid a crisis over the military budget.

McCain's cancer diagnosis jolts Senate

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:21am

Sen. John McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer jolted the Senate where Republicans and Democrats offered prayers and words of encouragement for a six-term lawmaker with a war hero past.

EU, UK tiptoeing forward in vital Brexit divorce talks

Raf Casert and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:10am

Britain and a frustrated European Union hesitantly edged forward during their first full divorce negotiation session this week, though it became clear Thursday that one of the biggest stumbling blocks will be agreeing which court will have the final say in settling legal disputes after Brexit.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:41am

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:21am

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US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 233,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:21am

Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits stays near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.

UK government to take more time to consider Fox-Sky deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

Britain's culture secretary needs more time to consider Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for the Sky pay television and broadband network.