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FedEx shares tumbles after company lowers full-year outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:11pm

FedEx shares tumbled after the delivery giant blamed slowing economic growth and trade tension for a disappointing quarter and cut its forecast of full-year earnings.

Governor signs law on protections for Uber drivers, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:07pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Lorena lashes southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:03pm

The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):

Federal Reserve cuts key policy rate for 2nd time this year, with promise to "act as appropriate" to sustain expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:01pm

Federal Reserve cuts key policy rate for 2nd time this year, with promise to "act as appropriate" to sustain expansion.

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:00pm

A California appeals court has ruled that a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for canceling his hysterectomy.

California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:58am

California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers.

Niger begins building largest pipeline project to Benin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:54am

Niger has started the construction of an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development.

Lawyer: Man charged with corn rake killing irate over affair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:49am

A prosecutor says an Iowa man accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife was irate over her affair and fearful he'd lose their farm if she divorced him.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:26am

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest decision on interest rates. Investors are expecting a small cut to rates and will be watching for any clues about what the Fed does next.

Utah attorney general: Purdue Pharma 'morally bankrupt'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:17am

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is calling OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma a "morally bankrupt" company and heralding that it will be out of the pharmaceutical industry thanks to terms of a tentative settlement with states.

Michigan joins New York in banning flavored e-cigarettes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:50am

Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices.

Nigerian women protest over apparent serial killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:33am

Women in southern Nigeria have marched in the streets to protest the deaths of several women in hotel rooms by what appears to be a serial killer.

Comcast tries to bolster streaming gadget by dropping fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:45am

As big entertainment companies prepare to launch new streaming services, Comcast is trying to bolster its Flex streaming TV device by giving it away.

The Latest: Trump says California can't set fuel standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:39am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and California's fuel emissions standards (all times local):

Saudi-led group to construct gas pipeline in Bulgaria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:32am

Bulgaria has signed 1.1 billion-euro construction contract ($1.2 billion) with a Saudi-led group for a natural gas pipeline that would link to the TurkStream pipeline project.

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:26am

Trump: Administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards tougher than national ones.

Grains mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Saudi military displays what it says are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in recent attack on its oil industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:54am

Saudi military displays what it says are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in recent attack on its oil industry.

Shop on Amazon, Pay in Cash

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:50am

Amazon is making it even easier for customers to pay with cash. Amazon PayCode, already available in 19 countries around the world, launches today in the U.S. and allows customers to choose Amazon PayCode at checkout and then pay for their purchase in cash at one of 15,000 Western Union locations. Items ship once customers pay for their purchase in person at a participating Western Union location. Amazon PayCode will be rolling out to customers over the coming weeks. For more information, please go here. Separately, Amazon Cash, which enables customers to load cash into their Amazon Balance for making online Amazon purchases, is now available in over 100,000 cash-loading locations nationwide. Customers in the U.S. who prefer to use cash are now even more able to enjoy Amazon’s vast selection, low prices, and fast, free shipping with no fees.

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:48am

Hundreds of doctors and nurses from North Macedonia's public hospitals have rallied in the capital to demand better security after a series of assaults on hospital personnel by patients and relatives.