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FanDuel Group to launch online sports betting and casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:17am

FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino in New Jersey, hopefully in time for the start of football season.

Utah lawmakers to take up online sales tax, shipping hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:12am

Utah lawmakers will meet for a special session to force some online companies to collect sales tax and make changes to a planned shipping hub in Salt Lake City.

UNAIDS chief says won't quit over agency harassment claims

Jeff Schaeffer and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:09am

The embattled UNAIDS chief said Wednesday he will not quit his post over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency.

3 suspected in Czech Republic of killing, trading in tigers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:04am

Czech authorities have arrested three men suspected of killing critically endangered tigers and illegally trading in tiger products.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver between gains and losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:03am

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Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:59am

The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then Plan B came along — his son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect.

Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:57am

As small business owners contemplate retirement, many are thrilled to have the chance to teach their children or other relatives how to run their companies.

Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:57am

As small business owners contemplate retirement, many are thrilled to have the chance to teach their children or other relatives how to run their companies.

Airline group faults Europe traffic controllers amid delays

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:57am

Noticing more delays at Europe's airports? The leading trade group for global airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of investing to improve performance at a time when air travelers are facing longer waits.

Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:51am

Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge to the law by merchants and the beverage industry.

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:49am

Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless.

US launches national security probe into uranium imports

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:47am

The Commerce Department has started an investigation into the impact of uranium imports on U.S. national security, a move that could result in tariffs and add another front to the Trump administration's trade fight.

A look at some of the EU's big fights with multinationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:41am

The European Union has fined Google $5 billion for allegedly abusing its dominant position in mobile phone operating systems. Wednesday's move is only the latest in a string of high-profile regulatory crackdowns on companies.

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EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:38am

The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's hugely popular Android operating system to install Google apps.

Tesla Model 3 buyers lose patience and maybe tax credits

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:35am

In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors.

House panel would provide $5b for Trump border wall

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:29am

A House spending bill would provide $5 billion next year for building President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, a major boost that suggests a raucous pre-election budget battle may lay ahead.

Correction: Right to Work-Campaign Spending-Missouri story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:23am

In a story July 17 about a right-to-work ballot initiative, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the three groups defending right-to-work spent more than $2 million during the last quarter. They spent more than $1 million, combined.

Berkshire Hathaway stock jumps after buyback rules eased

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:22am

Berkshire Hathaway's stock price is up 4 percent after easing restrictions on buying back its own shares.

Soy "milk" makers may need to find alternative description

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:19am

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.

Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:07am

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news," the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news.