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CEO of AutoNation, biggest US dealership, is stepping down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:51am

Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the nation's largest dealership chain.

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

Aaron Favila and Joeal Calupitan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:59am

They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind them collapsed on that spot. The massive landslide buried dozens of poor miners and their families as Typhoon Mangkhut rampaged across the country's north.

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:19am

The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port.

EU: Luxembourg did not give selective tax deal to McDonald's

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:44am

The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid.

Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:22am

Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022.

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:58am

The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that "the vast majority" of transactions were deemed to be "suspicious."

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:49am

Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:13am

The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic.

Study: More than half of car seats installed incorrectly

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

Utah authorities say more than half of car seats are installed incorrectly, a concerning number given that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children under age 13.

Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:30pm

Qatar Airways suffered a $69 million loss this fiscal year, an over $800 million swing from the year before that the long-haul carrier blamed on the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations.

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:27pm

China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy.

Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:06pm

Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture.

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:21pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Summit targets new innovations in Utah food production

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:37pm

For years, Utah farmers and ranchers have produced food for families across the Intermountain West. But demand has changed, and now local food producers are working to develop new ways to provide the food consumers are calling for.

Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:50pm

Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia's rainforests despite repeated pledges to clean up their supply chains.

Man who shot train shaving video says he meant no harm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:39pm

The commuter who filmed another man shaving on a commuter train heading out of New York City and posted the video on social media says he never intended any harm.

The Latest: Experts say Trump action may expose sources

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:45pm

The Latest on the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

US-China trade war could soon pose a serious economic threat

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:53pm

Seeking better-skilled workers, Cedar Electronics decided last year to return some of its manufacturing to the United States from the Philippines, only to run smack into a worsening U.S.-China trade war.

Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant: Which is best?

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

These days, many homes have a common resident: Siri, Alexa or Google Home. But what sets them apart from each other? decided to find out.

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:54pm

Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria hit nearly a year ago.