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UK Treasury chief: keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:50am

Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union.

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:24am

Uber's ride-hailing app is making it easier for its users to set up trips for seniors and others who may not know their way around a smartphone but still need help getting around town.

Draghi: Stimulus could be scaled back if economy improves

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:24am

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could trim back its stimulus efforts if the economy keeps strengthening, but said that any such move would be gradual and cautious.

Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems have been disrupted by hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:24am

Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems have been disrupted by hacking.

Maersk says its IT system is down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:15am

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems are down.

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:10am

Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:00am

Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law.

European stocks dented by surge in the euro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:51am

European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday as the euro surged on comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Shares in Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company will be in focus later after the EU slapped its biggest-ever fine on the internet giant for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:12am

The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.

Flint extends contract for Detroit-area water supply

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

Flint has extended its water contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority to September as the impoverished Michigan city struggles to recover from a lead-tainted water crisis.

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:20am

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week.

Jordan's 'pay as you like' bookstore saved by crowd-funding

Reem Saad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30am

For years, Hamzeh AlMaaytah nurtured a community of book lovers in Jordan, keeping his bookstore in Amman's old center open around the clock, encouraging customers to linger over rare treasures and often allowing them to set the price for a purchase.

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company.

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:50am

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service.

Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:32am

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

Jonathan Lemire and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:13am

Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor.

Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt rises

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:23am

China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets.

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:03am

The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:42am

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.