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Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:19pm

China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a rabies vaccine producer prompted a public outcry following scandals over shoddy drugs and food.

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Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:01pm

A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday.

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:55pm

China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a maker of rabies vaccine for humans prompted a public outcry.

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:11pm

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:09pm

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health.

Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:03pm

Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online.

G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:34pm

The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further.

The Latest: Man was feuding with grandmother before standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:57pm

The Latest on a man who took customers and employees hostage at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):

Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over tooting unicorn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:38pm

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn.

Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:57am

A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for.

Insider Q&A: Being creative about hiring in tight job market

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:33am

Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent.

Rights group calls on Iraq to declare detention centers

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:32am

Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq's government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families.

Pass it On: Executive insights on staffing challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:32am

In a tight labor market, small business owners need to know that if they can't compete on the salary side, don't try. The better plan, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, is to "focus on culture, focus on learning, focus on the opportunity to take on multiple roles more quickly, and to be really in a learning environment."

All shell, no shock: Lobster prices strong, season picks up

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:23am

New England's lobster industry faces big new challenges in selling to Europe and China, but the trouble hasn't caused prices to budge much for American consumers.

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:03am

Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following recent surgery.

New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:11am

Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached.

Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:49am

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday.

Kenyan school children using slingshots to plant trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:39am

School children in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots.

The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:55am

The Latest on an active police situation at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):

Plagued by cuts, Lebanon survives on floating power plants

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:33am

Lebanon has for decades struggled with daily power cuts that leave residents sweating through their shirts summer after sticky summer.