Google plans to invest $4.5 billion in India’s Jio Platforms Ltd, the company announced Wednesday, taking a 7.7% stake in the digital services company owned by multi-billion dollar Reliance Industries.
Authorities in Spain’s Balearic Islands ordered the closure Wednesday of bars and nightclubs in beachfront areas popular with young and foreign visitors, pulling the plug on endless drunken nights to the beat of techno music.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 11:19am
A week after losing a Supreme Court ruling, President Donald Trump’s lawyers said Wednesday they're considering challenging subpoenas for his tax records by criminal prosecutors on grounds that the subpoenas are a fishing expedition or a form of harassment or retaliation against him.
Kevin Freking and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 11:03am
President Donald Trump is ready to roll back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles major infrastructure projects, but that environmentalists say has served for decades as a safeguard for low-income and minority communities.
Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 10:07am
Ethiopia’s water minister denied reports Wednesday that the government had begun filling a massive hydroelectric dam that has caused severe tensions with Egypt and led some to fear military conflict, while Cairo swiftly asked for clarification.
Mike Schneider, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 9:30am
Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World on Wednesday welcomed back visitors to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the new coronavirus.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 9:08am
Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 8:59am
The Trump administration said Wednesday it will impose travel bans on employees of the Chinese technology giant Huawei and other Chinese companies the U.S. determines are assisting authoritarian governments in cracking down on human rights, including in China's western Xinjiang province.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 8:50am
The Trump administration on Wednesday hardened its efforts to prevent the completion of new German-Russian and Turkish-Russian natural gas pipelines by warning companies involved in the projects they'll be subject to U.S. penalties unless they halt their work. The move will likely increase tensions in already fraught U.S.-European ties as well as anger Russia.
Grain futures were mostly lower on Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery fell 2.40 cents at $5.3060 a bushel; Sept. corn lost 9.40 cents at $3.2460 a bushel; Sept. oats was off 1.40 cents at $2.7460 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 4 cents at 8.8220 a bushel.