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Blaze erupts at Gap Inc. distribution center in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:10am

A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished.

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:08am

The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:02am

Firefighters in Abu Dhabi are battling a blaze that broke out in a high-rise building under construction in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

In bid against corruption, Greece to ax TV licenses

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:50am

Greece's left-wing government launched an auction Tuesday for four private national television licenses, reducing the number from seven after a heated public debate on corruption in the financially troubled country.

The Latest: Apple CEO says no 'special deals' with Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:40am

The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):

Under Armour warehouse to employ 1,000 at steel mill site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:40am

Under Armour is planning to open a distribution warehouse at the site of a former steel mill east of Baltimore.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:20am

A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.

Global stocks rise as investors weigh future of US rates

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:00am

Global stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors weighed the possibility and timing of another U.S. interest rate increase this year.

EU says Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:40am

Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.

Nightclub where man was killed gives up liquor license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:10am

State officials say the Virginia Beach nightclub where a man was fatally shot during an event hosted by rapper Young Jeezy has given up its liquor license.

Egypt parliament agrees to introduce value-added tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:01am

Egypt's parliament has agreed to establish a value-added tax of 13 percent, in a move authorities hope will generate much-needed state revenue and advance a reform program supported by loans from the International Monetary Fund.

France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50am

The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses.

Montenegrin police use pepper spray on protesting ex-workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30am

Montenegrin police have used pepper spray to stop laid-off employees of an aluminum smelter from storming the parliament building.

Poland investigates massive download of personal data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:10am

Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles.

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:01am

The Utah Supreme Court is dismissing a lawsuit from a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on bogus allegations that she stole from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

EU: Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros in illegal tax benefits from Apple

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00am

EU: Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros in illegal tax benefits from Apple.

French president says US-EU trade talks bogged down, won't succeed this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:50am

French president says US-EU trade talks bogged down, won't succeed this year.

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:13am

Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.

Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City's Chinese tourism

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01am

Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.