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EU anti-trust watchdog imposes big cartel fines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:36am

The European Union's anti-trust watchdog is sounding the warning to business cartels by announcing fines totaling more than half a billion euros ($600 million) in three anti-trust cases.

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:26am

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures.

Greece: Parliament debates investigation over pharma scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:12am

Greek lawmakers were debating Wednesday whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians — including two former prime ministers, the current central bank governor and a European commissioner — over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:12am

The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:12am

The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

Latvian official to miss ECB meeting amid corruption reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:08am

Latvia's banking chief will miss a meeting of the European Central Bank's top council, of which he is a member, amid an investigation into suspected corruption.

Eurozone economy cools amid stock market turmoil

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:44am

There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact — albeit a short-term one — on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy.

Asian retailer Lotte accepts resignation from jailed co-CEO

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:38am

Asian retail and chewing gum giant Lotte has accepted the resignation of its co-CEO after he was convicted of bribery and embezzlement in a wide-ranging corruption scandal that brought down South Korea's president.

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:36am

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.

UK wages are rising even as unemployment ticks higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:13am

Official figures show that basic wages in Britain are on the up but are still lagging price rises, meaning that household incomes remain stretched as the country enters a crucial stage in Brexit discussions.

Air France says long-haul flights impacted by strike action

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:41am

Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay.

World shares mixed after Wall Street sell-off, focus on Fed

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:42am

Shares slid Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve.

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:18am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.

New Zealand says Pacific trade deal will boost GDP 1 percent

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:56am

New Zealand estimates a Pacific trade deal would boost its economy by up to 1 percent as exporters would face reduced tariffs on goods like kiwifruit, wine and beef.

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:12pm

The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court.

Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:14pm

A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday.

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:22pm

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

Utility to expand wind development in 4 Wyoming counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:38pm

Utility Rocky Mountain Power intends to expand in four Wyoming counties, growing its wind development in the state by 60 percent.

Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:18pm

Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors.

Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

Scott Smith and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:50pm

Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world's technological forefront.