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Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:46am

A government report is showing that Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account with them.

Israeli brass to brief Russian military on Hezbollah tunnels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:33am

Senior Israeli military officers are flying to Moscow to update their Russian counterparts about an operation launched last week to "expose and thwart" Hezbollah tunnels burrowed under Israel's border with Lebanon.

Puerto Rico overhauls tax laws to help workers, businesses

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:22am

Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill on Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and some business owners amid a 12-year recession.

EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:19am

EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday.

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:54am

Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said Monday.

Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:49am

Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work.

Verizon says 10,400 managers accept buyout offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:43am

Verizon says 10,400 U.S. managers have accepted a voluntary buyout offered as the company seeks to trim costs to invest more into its push into the next-generation network known as 5G. That's about 7 percent of its global workforce.

Fast facts about the arrest of a Chinese tech executive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:38am

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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:38am

The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.

Step Up Acadiana Receives $12K Grant from Home Bank and FHLB Dallas

Federal Home Loan Bank Of Dallas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:35am

many of them single mothers — have been helped by the nonprofit Step Up Acadiana, which provides homeowner pre-purchase counseling and education, and foreclosure prevention services.

Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:29am

It may seem obvious: Companies' computers, mobile devices and accounts need secure passwords. But many small business owners don't take the time to educate staffers about these very basic forms of cybersecurity. And staffers may not know that their passwords could be easily guessed by hackers and cyberthieves.

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:20am

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents.

Italy: Club owners investigated over fatal concert stampede

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:44am

Italian prosecutors say eight people are under investigation so far in connection to a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers.

A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:42am

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union.

Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:33am

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California started a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care.

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

Juan Carlos Hernandez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:23am

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday.

Pound falls further after UK prime minister cancels Brexit vote, hitting 20-month low against the dollar at $1.2515

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:09am

Pound falls further after UK prime minister cancels Brexit vote, hitting 20-month low against the dollar at $1.2515.

British Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers that the government is stepping up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:07am

British Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers that the government is stepping up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit.

Stocks slip on China-US tensions; oil resumes its slide

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:04am

Stocks around the world are falling Monday, and U.S. indexes are mostly lower after flirting with sharp losses. Energy and financial companies are faring the worst.

Tribes seek to challenge Corps' Dakota Access pipeline study

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:44am

Four Native American tribes that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations.