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Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:13pm

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.

Expensive renovations lead to impeachment, political feud

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:19am

A taste for blue suede sofas, inlaid wooden floor maps and glass countertops has led to the retirement of two West Virginia Supreme Court justices and the impeachment of three others.

Lawsuit targets suction dredge gold miner in northern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:50am

A conservation group has filed a federal lawsuit contending a suction dredge miner in north-central Idaho is ignoring environmental laws and encouraging lawless suction dredge mining by other gold seekers.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:47am

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:23am

The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation is in sight and the job market is looming.

Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:13am

A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear.

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:39am

With little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions.

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:33am

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:32am

The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia.

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:29am

Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used the tech services to spread false information.

Putin hosts Turkmen counterpart after signing Caspian deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:21am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the signing of an agreement on that divides the resources of the Caspian Sea among neighboring countries.

Turkish officials: Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:09am

Turkish officials: Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey.

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

Chad Day, Matthew Barakat and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:43am

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and then to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial.

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:39am

Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?

The Latest: Manafort lawyer tries to reduce his culpability

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:25am

The Latest on the trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:24am

Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday.

Steep losses for tech and energy companies hit global stocks

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:19am

Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling sharply.

The 411 on 529s

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:15am

education can be expensive.

Macy's rebound continues into 2Q, but shares tumble

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:05am

Macy's raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure.