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German minimum wage going up 4 percent in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:00am

Germany's minimum wage will go up by four percent next year, to 8.84 euros ($9.79) per hour.

US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:00am

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years.

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for $14.7B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:51am

Volkswagen has agreed to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests by taking steps that will cost the company $14.7 billion.

French labor standoff: Paris protest under watch of police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:50am

Protesters were gathering in Paris as France's Senate was expected to vote Tuesday on contested bill reforming labor laws.

The Latest: Volkswagen settles claims for $147 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:50am

The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal (all times local):

The Latest: UK Prime minister wants 'constructive' exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:21am

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

Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:20am

A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.

UK's Cameron: "We mustn't turn our back on Europe"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:11am

UK's Cameron: "We mustn't turn our back on Europe"

In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals

John Raby and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:10am

Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead.

Volkswagen agrees to $14.7B settlement of consumer, environmental claims over emissions scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:10am

Volkswagen agrees to $14.7B settlement of consumer, environmental claims over emissions scheme.

Consumer group to release annual list of dangerous toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:50am

A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings.

Company awarded contract to develop Zika vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:30am

A biopharmaceutical company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been awarded a contract to develop and manufacture an early-stage Zika vaccine.

The Latest: Police: Mississippi plant blasts, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:30am

The Latest on Mississippi plant explosion (all times local):

EU chief Tusk: British initiating leave talks "is the only legal way"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

EU chief Tusk: British initiating leave talks "is the only legal way"

Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

Nestle has selected health care industry executive Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, as the Swiss food and drinks giant seeks to evolve into a nutrition, health and wellness company.

Tusk to prepare a meeting in Bratislava in September to assess EU future

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

Tusk to prepare a meeting in Bratislava in September to assess EU future.

Kremlin says it will take time to mend ties with Turkey

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:40am

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it will take time to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of a Russian military jet.

1st hearing in fight over release of Pulse 911 calls

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:21am

A preliminary hearing will lay out ground rules for another hearing later this week on the fight between media companies and the city of Orlando over whether 911 calls from the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub can be made public.

Rush, Cook County get federal funding to fight 'superbugs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:20am

Federal health officials say about $10 million will go to Chicago's Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Health and Hospitals System to help fight drug-resistant superbugs.

Clinton to offer debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.