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Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

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

Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.

Wal-Mart invests $50M in China's online grocery business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

Wal-Mart is investing $50 million in New Dada, China's largest online grocery and logistics company, as it moves to strengthen its foothold in the nation's fiercely competitive food market.

Greece gets bailout inspection as unions raise rights claim

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31am

Bailout inspectors have returned to Greece to discuss more austerity measures and reforms, while the country's largest labor union made an international complaint against the government, arguing changes in the job market violated workers' human rights.

Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31am

The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs globally over the next 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31am

Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years.

NY poised to crack down on illegal Airbnb rentals

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:22am

New York state may soon enact one of the nation's toughest restrictions on short-term rentals offered on online sites like Airbnb.

US internet disrupted as key firm gets hit by cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:10am

There have been reports of internet disruption across the East Coast of the United States after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack.

May tries to reassure EU as UK seeks trade pacts alone

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:01am

Prime Minister Theresa May signaled Friday that Britain is paving the way for trade talks with other countries well before it leaves the European Union but sought to reassure partners that this would not undermine the bloc's trade aims.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:51am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Goodyear christening 2nd airship in fleet replacing blimps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:43am

Goodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps.

EU fails to break impasse over trade pact with Canada

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:42am

The European Union failed to finalize a massive free trade deal with Canada by a self-imposed deadline on Friday, with the tiny Belgian region that's holding up the pact saying its objections had not been sufficiently addressed.

Child porn accuser drops lawsuit against ex-Subway pitchman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

The family of a girl who accused Jared Fogle in a child pornography case that led to the former Subway pitchman's imprisonment is dropping a lawsuit against him.

New Jersey Transit's longest delay: Modern safety technology

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:33am

Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed in the 1950s.

The Latest: Save the Children: cluster bombs used in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:22am

The Latest on developments in Syria where a Russia-announced pause in the fighting is underway to allow civilians, rebels to leave besieged areas of Aleppo (all times local):

$47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:02am

British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and attempt to make up for a decline in smoking in the U.S. and Europe.

McDonald's sales rise 1.3 percent at US stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:00am

McDonald's says sales rose 1.3 percent at established U.S. locations in the third quarter, matching what Wall Street analysts expected.

Park in Indian capital shut after suspected bird flu deaths

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:52am

City authorities have closed a sprawling park in the heart of New Delhi after eight birds died of suspected bird flu, days after the city zoo was closed to the public after nine birds died there.

Hungary deflects US concerns about declining media freedoms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:20am

A spokesman's for Hungary's foreign ministry says U.S. concerns about press freedoms and media diversity after the suspension of an opposition newspaper are "without any foundation" and cannot be based on trustworthy information.