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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 says he temporarily closing 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

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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.

The Latest: Slow progress in talks as GM strike in 3rd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:47am

The Latest on the United Auto Workers union's strike that has crippled U.S. production at General Motors (all times local):

Schlumberger Announces Tender Offer for Any and All of Schlumberger Holdings Corporation’s Outstanding 3.000% Senior Notes Due

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:42am

that is, statements about the future, not about past events. Such statements often contain words such as “expect,” “may,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “will,” “see,” “likely,” and other similar words. Forward-looking statements address matters that are, to varying degrees, uncertain, such as statements regarding the terms and timing for completion of the Offer, including the acceptance for purchase of any Notes validly tendered and the expected Expiration Time and Settlement Date thereof, and the consideration of the Offer. Schlumberger and SHC cannot give any assurance that such statements will prove correct. These statements are subject to, among other things, the risks and uncertainties detailed in Schlumberger's most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual outcomes may vary materially from those reflected in Schlumberger's forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and Schlumberger disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:41am

Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River.

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to 12-year high

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:33am

The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building.

Surge in apartment construction lifts US home building 12.3% in August to highest level since June 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:31am

Surge in apartment construction lifts US home building 12.3% in August to highest level since June 2007.

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:13am

Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month.

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:03am

Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day.

Wells Fargo/Gallup: Half of U.S. Investors Tapped for Money, Time, or Both by Close Relatives

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:01am

not including school tuition. These demands curb investor’s ability to save for retirement at times.

UK blocks aerospace takeover by US investor over security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:52am

The British government is halting the takeover of a U.K. aerospace company by a U.S. private equity firm to assess whether it affects national security.

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:27am

Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of more than $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face threats of losing their licenses amid a legal battle that could hurt investor confidence.