News  /  Biz  / 

Most Recent

Nielsen's top programs for June 10-16

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:44pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:43pm

A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments.

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:41pm

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015.

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:26pm

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.

Lawmakers hope for progress on spending caps, border crisis

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:18pm

Top-level talks in a budget and debt negotiation over paying the country's bills and funding about $1.3 trillion in agency budgets are set to reconvene on Wednesday in an effort to head off a financial train wreck when a series of deadlines hit this fall.

Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:57pm

Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens of thousands of high-paid workers.

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:52pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limited

Tom Krisher and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:50pm

As authorities in Argentina try to figure out why electricity surged on a transmission line and touched off a massive blackout covering three nations, experts say power companies should have spotted the problem and taken action to limit the outage.

MoneyGram surges and Nvidia rallies while Facebook slips

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Trump's Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:08pm

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist.

Activists allege racism in treatment of St. Louis prosecutor

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:52pm

Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges.

Enbridge pipeline project hits another Minnesota obstacle

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:15pm

Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:04pm

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:59am

A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions.

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:11am

The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local):

Turkmenistan's leader makes his son provincial governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:04am

The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed as governor of a key province, fueling speculation the leader of the energy-rich Central Asian nation is setting stage for a political dynasty.

AP Interview: Russia's MiG sees drones as fighter jet future

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:03am

The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future.

Kansas faces future budget woes even with a revenue surplus

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:58am

Kansas' tax collections have beaten expectations nearly every month for the past two years and the state expects to end June with close to $1 billion in cash reserves, but the budget problems that followed a former governor's notorious tax-cutting experiment aren't necessarily a thing of the past.

Germany's Siemens announces 2,700 job cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:54am

German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it is cutting 2,700 jobs globally at its power and gas company as it seeks to make cost savings.