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Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:34am

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.

Volkswagen to build new SUV at Chattanooga plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:19am

Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga.

Amazon Go execs share insights into shopper behavior

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:00am

A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store.

Trade war fears stalk global markets ahead of G20 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:38am

Global stock markets have started the new week on a soft note, weighed down by worries about a trade war.

Germany rejects idea of sanctions on Schroeder over Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:30am

Germany's government is rejecting the idea that former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder should face sanctions over his links to Russian business and to President Vladimir Putin.

The Latest: UK envoy hails 'significant step' in Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:20am

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):

British envoy David Davis hails 'significant step' toward Brexit agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:12am

British envoy David Davis hails 'significant step' toward Brexit agreement.

EU negotiator says sides have agreed 'large part' of Brexit treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:00am

EU negotiator says sides have agreed 'large part' of Brexit treaty.

Fight for control of Newell draws in Icahn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:58am

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is jumping in to the fight for control over Newell Brands, buying a minority stake in the consumer products company that has been targeted by activist investor Starboard Value LP.

Florida campus opens days after 6 die in bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:35am

Students returning from spring break to Florida International University will hold a moment of silence to honor the six people killed in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to be a campus showcase.

The Latest: Russia tells UK: provide proof or apologize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:16am

The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):

Indonesia faces challenge to seizure of yacht wanted by US

Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:24am

Indonesia's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. probe into the alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company is being challenged by the vessel's owner, police said Monday.

EU condemns spy hit as Britain slams 'absurd' Russia denials

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:12am

The European Union on Monday condemned the poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described Moscow's claims that it is not responsible for the attack as absurd.

Kushner Cos. filed false documents on rent-regulated tenants

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:59am

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.

Fire at Manila hotel-casino put out; death toll raised to 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:26am

Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said.

China appoints US-trained central banker

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:09am

A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:32am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Robots break new ground in construction industry

Terence Chea, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:00am

As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.

Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:40pm

Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity.

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:54pm

Congressional leaders and the White House are pressing to strike an accord on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, though disputes remain over immigration, abortion and a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.