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Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:44am

Washington is poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, a step advocates say will help an aging population that is likely not prepared for the increasing costs needed for daily assistance.

Commerce official wants businesses to get Trump tax break

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:42am

Rhode Island's commerce secretary said Thursday he's analyzing new regulations issued by the Trump administration about a program for giving tax breaks for investing in low-income areas to ensure concerns by state economic development officials were considered.

Sears sues former chairman Eddie Lampert

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:41am

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion in assets.

Appeals court weighs Trump permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:29am

U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project.

Two Zooms are soaring after IPO: Did you buy the wrong one?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:29am

One IPO, two stocks Zooming higher.

Facebook bans several UK far-right groups and individuals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:57am

Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred.

IPO mania: Zoom, Pinterest surge in market debuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:54am

Investors are giving unicorn technology companies Zoom and Pinterest a rousing reception in their debuts on the stock market.

Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:48am

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online.

New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:43am

A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction.

Lockdown: Notre Dame's neighborhood isolated since fire

Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:37am

The neighborhood around Notre Dame Cathedral is usually buzzing with tourists all year. Now the shops and cafés are empty and the streets eerily quiet.

BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:09am

BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires.

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:06am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally.

US mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year at 4.17%

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:51am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates increased this week, though they remain lower than a year ago in a positive sign for home sales.

Japanese airline lands test flight of new plane in Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:38am

All Nippon Airways has completed a test flight of a new wide-body aircraft with its arrival in Hawaii.

Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:25am

Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales.

Before 'Endgame' arrives, a look at Marvel's box-office hits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:19am

Marvel's Avengers are back to save the world, and the box office.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to 'check your ride'

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:18am

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles.

Man struck, killed while crossing FrontRunner tracks in Orem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:57am

A man was killed when struck by a FrontRunner train as he crossed the tracks in Orem Thursday morning.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:49am

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Google: Android users get browser, search options in EU case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:49am

Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ruling.