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Swiss take action over insider trading, market manipulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:50am

Switzerland's financial markets authority says it has taken action in two cases of insider trading and market manipulation, seizing illegal profits.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:44am

President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.

The Latest: French president meets central European leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:40am

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Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:26am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

Caroline Spiezio and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:12am

Few events outside of war can have quite as much impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

The Latest: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:05am

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China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:01am

Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo.

Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's Proton

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:27pm

The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars will inject $40 million into Malaysia's Proton as part of its purchase of a key stake in the automaker, an executive of the Malaysian company said Friday.

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:27pm

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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:45pm

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:10pm

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Asian shares flat as weak oil prices weigh on investors

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:03pm

Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25pm

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:14pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.

In major blow to Brazil, US suspends meat product imports

Peter Prengaman and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:06pm

In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America's largest nation because of safety concerns.

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

Martha Mendoza and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:44pm

In a country where bikes are either a poor man's transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests.

Employer: Bear hyper-aggressive against newlywed, co-worker

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

A hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska, their employer said Thursday.

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

Kathleen Ronayne and Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property.