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Union Pacific, Canopy move higher but Alcoa, Skechers fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:50pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:29pm

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News.

The parent company of the National Enquirer says the tabloid is being sold to former Hudson News newsstand mogul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:24pm

The parent company of the National Enquirer says the tabloid is being sold to former Hudson News newsstand mogul.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:10pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:38pm

North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry.

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:34pm

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region.

San Francisco's campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" show to end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:33pm

The campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical revue that has been a must-see for San Francisco tourists for 45 years is coming to an end.

Commission: New NAFTA would deliver modest economic gains

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:27pm

President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found.

Judge allows sex-trafficking claim in suit against Weinstein

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:21pm

A New York judge has agreed to let a class-action lawsuit proceed with a sex-trafficking claim against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

NJ regulators approve $300M in nuclear plant subsidies

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:11pm

New Jersey regulators voted Thursday to approve $300 million in customer-funded subsidies for the state's nuclear industry despite finding the plants are financially viable.

Union Pacific 1Q profit up 6% despite less freight

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:29pm

Union Pacific's first quarter profit chugged ahead 6% even though the railroad hauled 2% fewer carloads and dealt with massive flooding.

Thieves steal tools at home being built for slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:29pm

A construction company donating time to build a house for the family of an Alaska police officer killed in the line of duty was targeted by thieves.

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:17pm

This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination.

Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:03pm

Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

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

A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition.

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:49am

The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn.

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:30am

Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit.

Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:27am

With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online.

Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:47am

Amazon and Google are ending their nearly 2-year spat, agreeing to bring their video streaming apps to each other's devices.