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Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:19am

A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office.

Global stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:21am

Global stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

China downplays political impact of global development push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19pm

China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere.

EPA seeks bids to clean up uranium mines in Southwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:43pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico.

Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:34pm

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Christopher Bodeen and Wang Shanshan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:06pm

Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma has long been an example of how the power of big dreams, strong leadership and sheer elbow grease can create massive fortunes in China's go-go economy.

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:31pm

Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit.

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:43pm

Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:14pm

Japan is getting ready for its biggest celebration in years with the advent of the Reiwa era of soon-to-be emperor Naruhito. That means big opportunities for businesses hoping consumers will splash out on long holidays and memorabilia.

Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:55pm

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants.

Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:57pm

A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:47pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.

Japanese father, son appear in Las Vegas in $1.5B fraud case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:15pm

Two former investment executives from Japan pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas on Thursday to criminal fraud charges in what prosecutors have called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme.

Former VP Biden rallies with striking supermarket workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:57pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally of striking supermarket workers in New England on Thursday, arguing that workers aren't being treated with enough respect.

Musk, SEC get another week to reach deal in contempt case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:35pm

Lawyers for Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators are getting another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court.

Missouri House backs landowners fighting wind energy line

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:04pm

The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could effectively block one of the nation's largest wind energy projects by prohibiting its developers from using eminent domain to run a high-voltage power line across the Midwest.

Union Pacific, Canopy move higher but Alcoa, Skechers fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:50pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:29pm

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

The parent company of the National Enquirer says the tabloid is being sold to former Hudson News newsstand mogul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:24pm

The parent company of the National Enquirer says the tabloid is being sold to former Hudson News newsstand mogul.