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Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:48am

Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes.

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:22am

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn appeared in a Japanese courtroom Thursday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct.

China has more weapons in US tariff war _ but do they work?

Joe McDonald and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:08pm

Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths — exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology.

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to.

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a new push to persuade Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon.

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:37pm

Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:35pm

A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians.

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:04pm

Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.

Kansas clinic returns to court over telemedicine abortions

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:49pm

A Kansas clinic stopped providing telemedicine abortions months ago and returned to court Wednesday after concluding that the legal climate remains uncertain despite a judge's order late last year saying the state couldn't stop the procedures.

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:28pm

Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them.

United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:21pm

CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again.

Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:12pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.

Brazil's Natura announces purchase of Avon Products

Anna Jean Kaiser and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:56pm

The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura announced Wednesday that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal that it valued at $3.7 billion, in move that would create the world's fourth-largest group of beauty products.

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:54pm

Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?

Nicaragua warns banks of sanctions if they join strike

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:24pm

Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursday to pressure for the freeing of political prisoners.

Prominent upstate New York landlord indicted for fraud

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:12pm

Prominent upstate New York landlord Robert Morgan was charged Wednesday in a 114-count federal indictment with inflating property values in his expansive real estate portfolio to secure more than $500 million in loans.

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:08pm

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology.

Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:30pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed.

Target soars while Qualcomm plunges

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:27pm

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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:22pm

An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load.