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USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:50am

Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department.

With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:44am

From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home.

The Latest: Bush now in ICU; wife also hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:43am

The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):

American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:41am

Getting the cheapest fare on American Airlines will soon mean leaving that rolling carry-on bag at home.

GM to pay $1M penalty for ignition switch accounting trouble

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:31am

General Motors will pay the federal government a $1 million civil penalty for violating accounting rules involving the company's deadly ignition switch scandal.

The Latest: Schumer: Budget nominee should be disqualified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:22am

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Choreographed lights coming to NYC bridges, governor says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:21am

New York City's bridges will soon be outfitted with choreographed lights programmed to blink and change color according to music or other cues.

Price says affordability, access key to health care reform

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:17am

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul.

Robot deliveries are about to hit US streets

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:14am

The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn't a person, but a six-wheeled robot.

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:13am

Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11am

European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation.

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:03am

The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort.

Colombia leader says peace talks to start with rebel group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:01am

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says rebels belonging to the National Liberation Army have agreed to free a captive politician, clearing the way for formal peace talks with the country's second-largest rebel group to begin next month.

The Latest: Tribe applauds Dakota Access crossing study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:01am

The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):

Target cuts profit, sales outlook after bumpy holiday season

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:54am

Target cut its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after sluggish holiday traffic in its stores and weak sales in key areas like electronics and food offset a surging online business.

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:41am

The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive.

The Latest: Police chief thinks Brexit won't increase crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:41am

The Latest on Britain's decision to leave the European Union (all times local):

Trump's strategy on Mexico could be 'dagger at Ohio'

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:30am

President-elect Donald Trump's threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could eventually cost thousands of American jobs, Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, warned Wednesday.

New Silk Road? 1st China-London freight train arrives

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:25am

The first direct freight train service from China to Britain arrived in London Wednesday, another leg in Beijing's plans for closer trade ties with Europe along a modern-day Silk Road.