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Bank of England holds rates amid acute Brexit uncertainties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:10am

The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% as rate-setters await developments on the Brexit front.

Bank of England keeps main interest rate unchanged at 0.75%, rate-setters vote 9-0 in favor of no change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:03am

Bank of England keeps main interest rate unchanged at 0.75%, rate-setters vote 9-0 in favor of no change.

The Avanci Licensing Platform Adds Deutsche Telekom and Technology In Ariscale

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:01am

Deutsche Telekom and Technology In Ariscale — bringing the total number of patent owners participating in the platform to 30. The 2G, 3G, and 4G standard essential patent portfolios of these two companies will now be available through Avanci’s one-stop marketplace.

Public transport drivers strike in Delhi over higher fines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:24am

Commuters in India's capital are facing difficulties as much of the city's public transportation, including private buses, auto-rickshaws and some ride-hailing services, remains off the roads to protest a sharp increase in traffic fines.

Norway's central bank raises key policy rate again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:03am

Norway's central bank has decided to raise its key policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.50%

The Latest: Brexit discussions to resume in Brussels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:35am

The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):

Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:11am

Britain's Supreme Court is set to finish hearing a case that will determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.

Alipay Ant Forest Named UN Champion of the Earth, the United Nation’s Highest Environmental Honor

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:01am

such as paying utility bills online, and walking or taking buses to work instead of driving — in their daily lives. Such behavior is counted and converted into virtual “green energy points” that accumulate to grow a virtual “tree” in the user’s mobile phone. With enough energy points, the virtual tree is converted into a real one and planted by Alipay and its philanthropic partners in desertification areas that need reforesting. In turn, this tree-planting initiative has inspired users to further adopt low-carbon and environment-friendly behavior.

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:40pm

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate.

Can green investment help relaunch Germany's economy?

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:02pm

A recession looms for Germany and the European Central Bank is pleading for governments to spend more to revitalize economic growth. Yet despite having the luxury of borrowing money for less than nothing, the German government is keeping a tight rein on its finances.

Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan, kills at least 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:42pm

An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others.

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:33pm

President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, even as Democrats argue they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests.

Japanese court finds 3 former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of negligence in 2011 Fukushima meltdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:26pm

Japanese court finds 3 former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of negligence in 2011 Fukushima meltdown.

Ex-Gov. Sandoval joins Tahoe Fund's special advisory panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:08pm

Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has joined a new advisory council for a nonprofit conservation group that funds environmental projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Thousands of standardized tests in Utah are missing scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05pm

State officials say thousands of standardized tests completed by Utah students this spring are missing scores.

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20pm

A Japanese court says three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. are not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:37pm

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company.

Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Jennifer Sinco Kellleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:02pm

To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope.

Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:34pm

A U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could potentially face hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands.