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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.

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:49pm

McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:49pm

More than a century ago, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi pioneered long distance, wireless communications from Cape Cod's famous coastline.

2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:37pm

A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants.

US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fight

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:33pm

Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Nexeo, Union Pacific rise; Oracle, FedEx stumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:25pm

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Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:03pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing economy.

The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:35pm

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The Latest: Los Angeles moves to ban sale of fur products

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

The Latest on a move to ban the sale of fur products in the city of Los Angeles (all times local):

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:14pm

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:13pm

Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Lawsuit alleges Wynn cheated to win casino license

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:03pm

Casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded lied and covered up misconduct to dupe Massachusetts into granting a license for a $2 billion casino, a former rival alleges in a federal lawsuit.

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:53pm

Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said Tuesday.

Hispanic group in Congress boycotts White House event

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:47pm

Citing President Donald Trump's policies and comments about Latinos, members of the influential Congressional Hispanic Caucus boycotted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration hosted by Trump at the White House.

SeaWorld, ex-execs must pay $5M to settle 'Blackfish' claim

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:18pm

SeaWorld and two former executives on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle federal fraud claims that they misled investors about the negative impact the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" had on business.

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:51am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local):

Contractors fined $86K over university bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:20am

Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.

Los Angeles takes step toward banning sale of fur products

Ariel Tu, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:17am

Los Angeles, one of the world's major fashion centers and long a symbol of glitz and glamour, is taking steps to ban the sale of new fur products, a move that would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.