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Asian stocks rise, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday and oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil.

Safety board meets to discuss cause of fatal 2016 explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:07pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to discuss the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex in suburban Maryland that killed seven people in 2016.

Investigation ongoing, House subpoenas ex-White House lawyer

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:43pm

A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

Rep. Ben McAdams, Zions Bank CEO teach fiscal responsibility to fourth graders

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:12pm

Fourth-grade students at Granger Elementary learned an important lesson Monday about finances taught by Rep. Ben McAdams and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank.

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:07pm

President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts.

California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:23pm

California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions.

California utility seeks higher rates for wildfire safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:17pm

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is asking state regulators for another increase in rates and profits, saying it's needed for wildfire safety and to attract investment as the utility goes through bankruptcy.

California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:16pm

California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace.

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:23pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%.

Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:59pm

An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night.

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:31pm

The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October.

Game of Thrones: Co-CEOs may prove no match for ice zombies

Christopher Rugaber and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:16pm

Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.

Avianca Brasil gives up 18 planes, cancels 1,045 flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:13pm

Avianca Brasil canceled more than 1,045 domestic flights this week because it has to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies.

Kimberly-Clark and Marathon Oil post gains while Tesla falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:33pm

Mali's president has chosen an economist to replace the prime minister following growing violence by ethnic militias in the country's center.

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:12pm

Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.

Animal rights groups sue Iowa over its latest ag-gag law

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:09pm

Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a similar law.

Syria says it will allow Qatar Airways to use its airspace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:09pm

Syria's transport minister says Qatar Airways' request to fly through Syrian airspace has been approved. Airlines have avoided Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011, causing long detours.

Wegmans to go plastic-bag free in New York before state ban

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:37pm

Wegmans will eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags at its New York state stores by year's end — just before a state ban on the packing takes effect, the grocery store chain announced Monday.

5 reasons experts think autonomous cars are many years away

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:08pm

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon.