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Comcast tries to bolster streaming gadget by dropping fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:45am

As big entertainment companies prepare to launch new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster its Flex streaming TV device by giving it away.

The Latest: Trump says California can't set fuel standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:39am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and California's fuel emissions standards (all times local):

Saudi-led group to construct gas pipeline in Bulgaria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:32am

Bulgaria has signed 1.1 billion-euro construction contract ($1.2 billion) with a Saudi-led group for a natural gas pipeline that would link to the TurkStream pipeline project.

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:26am

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones.

Grains mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Saudi military displays what it says are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in recent attack on its oil industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:54am

Saudi military displays what it says are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in recent attack on its oil industry.

Shop on Amazon, Pay in Cash

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:50am

Amazon is making it even easier for customers to pay with cash. Amazon PayCode, already available in 19 countries around the world, launches today in the U.S. and allows customers to choose Amazon PayCode at checkout and then pay for their purchase in cash at one of 15,000 Western Union locations. Items ship once customers pay for their purchase in person at a participating Western Union location. Amazon PayCode will be rolling out to customers over the coming weeks. For more information, please go here. Separately, Amazon Cash, which enables customers to load cash into their Amazon Balance for making online Amazon purchases, is now available in over 100,000 cash-loading locations nationwide. Customers in the U.S. who prefer to use cash are now even more able to enjoy Amazon’s vast selection, low prices, and fast, free shipping with no fees.

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:48am

Hundreds of doctors and nurses from North Macedonia's public hospitals have rallied in the capital to demand better security after a series of assaults on hospital personnel by patients and relatives.

BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:41am

British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay.

Group busted for alleged pay-TV fraud in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:27am

A European Union law enforcement agency says it helped bust a criminal network that was allegedly responsible for fraud with pay-TV subscription services, in the first case of its kind on the continent.

Universal has utility workers sign nondisclosure agreements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:21am

Workers for a city-owned utility have signed nondisclosure agreements with Universal Orlando Resort, but open-government experts say it may go against the state's public records laws.

Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:15am

Germany has extended its ban on defense industry exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, despite some calls for it to be relaxed in the wake of the recent attacks on the country's oil production facilities.

Lebanon PM closes TV channel run by his family over funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:48am

Lebanon's prime minister said Wednesday he will temporarily close a TV network owned by his family, following a years-long financial struggle.

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as market waits on Fed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:46am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Louisa County board adopts rules for solar power development

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:35am

A southeast Iowa board of supervisors has cleared the way for solar power projects to proceed.

Facebook slashes price, size of Portal video call gadget

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:16am

Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family.

RRD Reimagines the Traditional Package to Reach Today's Consumer

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:02am

in fact, one in five consumers are willing to pay a 20 percent premium for personalized products or services. Greetabl and Sweeter Cards were both born out of the need for creatively-curated, personalized gifts and greetings.

Suisa Secures Switzerland's Musical Memory With Cohesity

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:01am

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Housecall Pro Launches New XL Plan With Features Designed to Help Midsize Home Service Businesses Achieve Their Goals and Boost

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:01am

I don’t have to adapt to it. For the value that it provides, Housecall Pro is incredible. I would almost consider it a sister company. It takes care of us; it’s like family.”

Worldwide Clinical Trials Hires Aman Khera to Lead Global Regulatory Strategy

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:01am

primarily small to midsize biotech innovators — require CRO partners with a sound scientific background, a global infrastructure, and experience navigating global and regional drug and device regulatory pathways. The addition of Khera will support Worldwide’s focus on staying ahead of changes in the global regulatory environment to address evolving opportunities in regulatory strategy potential roadblocks impacting timeline and financial goals.