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High-level US-China trade talks to resume next week

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:30pm

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official says.

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:57pm

In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

DSW posts surprise 4Q loss, will rename co. Designer Brands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:35pm

Shoe chain DSW Inc. on Tuesday reported a surprise loss for its fiscal fourth quarter as it digested costs from acquisitions.

Google to launch video-game streaming platform Stadia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:26pm

Google says it plans to launch a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:11pm

Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke on Tuesday as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire.

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:09pm

Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.

APNewsBreak: Federal black lung fund in danger of drying up

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:09pm

Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration.

Facebook settles five lawsuits alleging that its ad systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:06pm

Facebook settles five lawsuits alleging that its ad systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment.

Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:04pm

Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors is heading to the governor.

French govt says growth revised downward due to protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:37am

France's finance minister has revised the country's growth forecast this year to 1.4 percent, down from the previous 1.7 percent, partly attributing the new estimate to the yellow vest protests.

Bill O'Reilly book on Trump coming out in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:29am

Bill O'Reilly's next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well.

Booksellers association CEO, Oren Teicher, is retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:14am

The longtime head of the American Booksellers Association is retiring. Oren Teicher, who presided over a resurgence of independent stores, is stepping down at the end of the year.

The Latest: Judge: Air quality OK as wind carries smoke away

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:11am

The Latest on fire burning at a Texas petrochemical facility (all times local):

Environmentalists oppose off-roaders' lawsuit over bird plan

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:49am

Conservationists want to join a legal battle in opposition to off-road vehicle users who are trying to overturn U.S. protections for a type of imperiled bird found only along the California-Nevada line.

Hungarian opposition lawmakers fined for parliament protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:17am

Dozens of Hungarian opposition lawmakers have been fined up to a month's wages for their loud disruptions and protests inside parliament in December, as deputies were voting on changes to the labor code.

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:39am

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues.

GTC 2019: Liqid Delivers Support for Adaptive GPU Computing on Latest NVIDIA T4, NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core, NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs

Liqid, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:31am

Liqid, a leading provider of composable infrastructure solutions and services, announced today that its adaptive composable infrastructure platform supports all of the latest NVIDIA GPU solutions, including the NVIDIA T4, NVIDIA V100 Tensor Cores and NVIDIA QuadroRTX GPUs. In addition, Liqid introduced a 20-GPU chassis designed for the scaling and orchestration of NVIDIA GPUs at volumes impossible in comparably priced systems. The company will demonstrate these solutions at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), booth #331, taking place March 18-21 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

US adds Venezuelan state mining company to sanctions list

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:21am

The U.S. has added a Venezuelan state-owned mining company and its president to a growing sanctions list as it seeks to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:13am

The Federal Reserve is considered sure to leave its key short-term interest rate unchanged Wednesday and to stress its new watchword — "patient"— in conveying its intention to leave rates alone for the foreseeable future.