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Pharmaceutical Roche latest to add to Brazil's economic woes

Andre Penner and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:46pm

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Tuesday it will stop producing medicines at its Rio de Janeiro unit in Brazil, a new blow to a country whose economy appears to be in its most sluggish decade in 120 years.

Google, McClatchy collaborating on local news experiment

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:46pm

Google and the McClatchy publishing company say they will work together on an experiment launching three digital-only outlets to provide local news in U.S. communities that are currently news "deserts."

Bed Bath & Beyond soars, Carnival sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:27pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Apple facing US import ban on some iPhones in tech dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:13pm

A trade court judge will recommend banning some iPhones from being imported into the U.S. after concluding Apple's best-selling device infringed on technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm.

Russian ex-minister arrested on fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:43pm

Russia's state investigative agency says that a former government minister has been arrested on fraud charges.

Senate Republicans force a vote on Green New Deal

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:39pm

Senate Republicans are forcing a vote on the Green New Deal as they seek to turn the Democrats' comprehensive climate change proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections.

Push renewed to elevate White Sands to national park status

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:24pm

The push to elevate a vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in New Mexico to national park status was renewed Tuesday as members of the state's congressional delegation reintroduced legislation aimed at boosting the profile of the already popular tourist destination.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

Sean Murphy and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:13pm

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

Tennessee counties eye vote paper trail; state stays neutral

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:03pm

Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time for the presidential primaries in March 2020, whether the Republican-led state requires it or not.

Georgia joins effort to fund menstrual products in schools

Sanya Mansoor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:49pm

Every weekday at a middle school near Atlanta, a half-dozen or so students visit the school nurse to get sanitary pads.

Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in opioid crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:41pm

Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in opioid crisis.

California crab fisheries to close early to protect whales

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:24pm

California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Sater looked to launder cash through Trump projects

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:14pm

A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.

Hundreds file claims in wake of Texas petrochemical fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:57am

A Houston-area petrochemical storage company that was heavily damaged by fire has received hundreds of compensation claims from residents seeking lost wages and other damages, a company executive said Tuesday.

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:27am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unacceptable.

Boo light special? Market defends self against ghost claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:21am

A New England supermarket chain is spiriting away rumors that one of its stores is haunted.

Mine operator cited for fatality at Nevada gold mine

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:16am

Federal mine safety officials have cited an Idaho-based company for inadequate safety controls at a gold mine it operates in northeast Nevada where a worker was killed in an underground collapse in October.

ASUS acknowledges computers infected by auto-update virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:09am

The Taiwanese computer company ASUS is acknowledging that suspected nation-state hackers planted malware on its online automatic update service in a sophisticated and targeted espionage operation.

China suspends license of Canadian canola company

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:07am

China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to $2 billion worth of exports that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

US targets 'vast network' for evading Iran sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:50am

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to break up a group of Iranian-linked companies that has transferred around $1 billion to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions on the country.