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UK says it is assembling 'European-led maritime protection mission' for ships in Strait of Hormuz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:07am

UK says it is assembling 'European-led maritime protection mission' for ships in Strait of Hormuz.

Microsoft pays $25 million to settle corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:55am

Microsoft is paying more than $25 million to settle federal corruption charges involving a bribery scheme in its Hungary office and three other foreign subsidiaries.

US slaps Chinese firm for importing Iranian oil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:55am

The Trump administration is penalizing a Chinese company and its top executive for violating U.S. restrictions on dealing with Iran.

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:38am

British Airways pilots voted overwhelmingly to take strike action amid a long-running dispute over pay, their union said Monday.

BYU student pushes for plastic bag fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:31am

A Brigham Young University student is looking to reduce the environmental and economic costs of single-use plastic bags by pushing for a 10 cent fee.

Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:22am

Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies.

Budget negotiators close on debt, agency spending deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:05am

The Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are on the cusp of a critical debt and budget agreement, a deal that would amount to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over fiscal deadlines.

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:04am

Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists.

European Central Bank could act before Fed to add stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:02am

The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit.

Analysis: Hong Kong protests could push China to intervene

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:54am

While China doesn't want to intervene in the summer-long protests that have shaken Hong Kong, that doesn't mean it won't.

Grains mixed, livestock higher.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:53am

Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:38am

Nearly a decade ago, the maker of OxyContin responded to a growing wave of opioid abuse by making the painkiller harder to snort and inject. But has that reformulation translated into fewer drug overdoses and deaths?

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:26am

With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners should look at their insurance policies and determine how well covered they'd be in the event of a natural disaster.

Israeli group says West Bank outposts boom under Trump

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:17am

Israeli settlers have established dozens of unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank in recent years, most of them founded since President Donald Trump entered office, an Israeli watchdog group said Monday.

Technology shines on an otherwise sluggish day for US stocks

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:16am

Technology companies were a standout in midday trading on Wall Street Monday in an otherwise sluggish day for the stock market.

Greek parliament to confirm new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:16am

Lawmakers in Greece are set to hold a vote to confirm the majority in Parliament held by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' new conservative government following a general election on July 7.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:06am

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Utah gets $1.4M of $700M Equifax data breach settlement

Linda Williams, KSL.com and The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:01am

Equifax will pay up to $700 million, including more than $1.4 million to Utah, to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach.

Bayer sells Dr. Scholl's foot care business to Boston firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:00am

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG says U.S. investment firm Yellow Wood Partners will buy its Dr. Scholl's foot care business for $585 million.

Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:58am

Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.