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Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:21pm

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:06pm

Marriott International says it's removing plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.

Lessons for next US financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:06pm

Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system's near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten.

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:51pm

South Korea's government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while downgrading its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in's jobs-first agenda.

Asian stocks rise as solid US performance lifts spirits

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:42pm

Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy.

Building collapses into another near Indian capital, 3 die

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:29pm

A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police said on Wednesday.

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:45pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:25pm

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:14pm

A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and settled on land that is now a wildlife refuge, raising concerns about whether the site is safe for the public.

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:41pm

The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:19pm

Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House."

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:51pm

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

Texas Instruments' new CEO loses job for personal misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:31pm

Texas Instruments has dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership.

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:23pm

Members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint.

2018 Sundance Film Festival brings record 124K visitors, report says Staff  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:15pm

A record 124,900 people attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, according to data collected by a Salt Lake City-based analytics firm. The numbers released Tuesday show a 26-percent spike in economic impact from last year.

US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:52pm

Federal authorities in New York filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States.

CSX 2Q profit jumps as railroad keeps cutting expense

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:29pm

CSX Corp. delivered a 72 percent jump in its second-quarter profit as the railroad continues to cut its expenses and improve operations.

JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:26pm

JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video.

Jet fuel spike sends 2Q profit lower at United Airlines

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:10pm

Rising fuel prices are cutting into profit at United Airlines, although strong travel demand is helping the airline cope by pushing travelers' prices higher as the summer travel season hits full speed.

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:55pm

The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.