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China says it agrees to postal fee hike after US complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:24am

The Chinese post office says it has agreed to a 27% increase in fees it pays the United States and other countries to deliver packages following a dispute with Washington that threatened to break up the global postal union.

Chinese media try to temper hopes about US tariff truce

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:22am

A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising hopes among investors. But China's own state media are trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration about the halting pace of market opening.

Militants kill truck driver in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:20am

Police say two masked gunmen have shot and killed a truck driver near an apple orchard in Indian-controlled Kashmir where he had gone to pick up a consignment of fruit boxes.

Google to show off new phone, devices at New York event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:05am

Google is expected to unveil a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features.

Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:21am

Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month.

Australian left thirsty on Emirates flight loses injury case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:59pm

A woman who said she was left thirsty by an Emirates cabin crew and broke her ankle when she fainted on the flight has lost her case in an Australian court.

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:06pm

Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:31pm

Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever.

Panasonic to Team up with IBM Japan in Improving Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:46pm

thus improving quality and automating production management in semiconductor manufacturing processes.

MPIC Raises Php 35.3bn from KKR’s Investment in Hospital Unit

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 6:43pm

it’s about supporting the impressive doctors, nurses and healthcare practitioners at Metro Pacific Hospitals who help millions of patients across the Philippines. Metro Pacific Hospitals exemplifies the type of high-caliber company KKR looks to work with, and we are thrilled to play a role in the development of the Philippines’ healthcare infrastructure. We thank Mr. Pangilinan for the confidence he has placed in us, and are very excited to begin working with Mr. Palisoc and his world-class team.”

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:17pm

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated."

Regulators ask for expedited power grid reliability study

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:09pm

Utility regulators from three states used nearly identical language in letters urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to speed up its study on the effects of upcoming coal-fired power plant closures on the U.S. power grid.

California utility regulator orders corrective actions, faster power restoration, against PG&E after massive blackouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:07pm

California utility regulator orders corrective actions, faster power restoration, against PG&E after massive blackouts.

Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:00pm

Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians.

The Latest: PG&E says system had 100 incidents of damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:36pm

The Latest on California power shutoffs to prevent wildfires (all times local):

Venezuela boosts worker pay again amid hyperinflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:42pm

Venezuela has dramatically hiked the minimum wage in a move that critics expect will do little to alleviate widespread suffering in the crisis-torn country.

'Nothing-burger': US-China truce leaves big issues for later

Paul Wiseman, Dave Kolpack and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:56pm

President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies.

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:46pm

With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.

PM Prep-Segue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:43pm

After stiff performances of the Salsa, Cha-Cha and Paso Doble, Sean Spicer may need some help to stick around on “Dancing with the Stars”