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Chinese buyer of British Steel looks to grow abroad

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:31am

Jingye Group's purchase of British Steel Ltd. gives the privately owned Chinese steelmaker a chance to grow outside a home market dominated by giant state-owned mills.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:33am

Asian stocks sank today after President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.

Lebanese protesters back in streets, major highways blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:49am

Lebanese protesters are blocking major highways with burning tires and roadblocks, saying they will remain in the streets following a televised interview in which the president urged them to go home.

Musk says Tesla to build new factory near Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:31am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car pioneer plans to build a new factory near Berlin.

California regulators to open inquiry into power outages

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:03pm

California regulators are voting Wednesday on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked fears of wildfires.

Global stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:01pm

Global stocks sank Wednesday after President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.

Case of former Phoenix body donation facility goes to jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:20pm

Jurors have started deliberations in the civil trial involving a now-closed body donation facility in Phoenix.

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:15pm

The Pentagon is trying to retain its focus on Asia with a second trip to the region by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. He sets out Wednesday for a weeklong trip as the Middle East again commands more attention in Washington and more demands on U.S. troops.

Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses rate cuts

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:05pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is due to testify Wednesday in Congress about the outlook for the U.S. economy, giving his perspective two weeks after the Fed cut interest rates for a third time this year.

Spotlight on Texas' '10-day rule' in life support cases

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:04pm

A legal challenge to a hospital's decision to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator is shining a spotlight on the Texas law that gives families who disagree with doctors 10 days to find a new facility before life-sustaining treatment is withdrawn.

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro softens tone on China

David Biller and Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:00pm

What a difference a year makes.

Wyoming panel passes update to drilling application process

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:38pm

Wyoming's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has voted to update its permit application process.

Cutting-Edge Products and Latest Tech to Go on Show in Shenzhen

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:33pm

running from Wednesday to Sunday, in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province — are the launches of the latest products and technologies.

Afghan official says Kabul car bomb blast kills 7 people

Rahim Faiez and Tameem Akhgar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:44pm

A car bomb detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Wednesday's morning commute, killing seven people and wounding at least 10 others, officials said.

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:22pm

The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft.

PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:12pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that drove the utility into bankruptcy.

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:09pm

Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago.

Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:45pm

Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several of the state's Republican leaders intervene in the case.

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Michelle Chapman and Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:44pm

Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don’t, and that led the nation’s biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy Tuesday.