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Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:05pm

Officials say the Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts for providing health coverage to workers.

UK government accused of lack of action on Russian fake news

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:03pm

The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee said Monday that the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in the digital age

Police: Suicidal man parked outside hospital in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:44pm

Police in Alaska say they're negotiating Monday with a suicidal man parked in a vehicle with a woman outside a town's only public hospital.

Gilberto Benetton, a founder of fashion brand, dies at 77

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:13pm

Gilberto Benetton, one of the four founding siblings of the iconic Benetton fashion brand known as much for its provocative ad campaigns as its colorful knitwear, died Monday evening at age 77, his family announced.

Hasbro and Axon slip while Fiat Chrysler and Jacobs climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:41pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:28pm

A co-founder of Facebook's virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups.

Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

Jill Colvin and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:11pm

President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections, though he's not offering specifics on the plan.

Netflix to borrow another $2B to pay its programming bills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:45pm

Netflix plans to borrow another $2 billion to help pay for the exclusive series and movies that its management credits for helping its video streaming service reel in millions of new subscribers during the past five years.

Elon Musk says his transit test tunnel close to completion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:55am

Elon Musk says he's planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system.

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:15am

Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.

Board urges Puerto Rico to implement tax, labor reforms

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:09am

The executive director of a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances said Monday that the island is likely to receive $20 billion more than initially estimated in federal relief as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Michael could sour Florida's tupelo honey harvest

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:37am

Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the sweet delicacy.

Saudi prince's future put to the test at investment forum

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:23am

Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with plans to hold a glitzy investment forum, despite some of its most important speakers pulling out in the global outcry over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

As Trump rails, US allies take lead in changing trade rules

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:40am

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to rip up the rulebook for global trade. China is by many accounts abusing it.

UK supermarket Morrisons faces payouts in data leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:35am

Britain's Court of Appeal says that supermarket chain Morrisons is liable for a data breach in which staff members' personal data were placed on the internet by a rogue employee.

Iran upholds death sentences for 2 convicted of fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:17am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences for two individuals convicted of financial crimes.

Bulgarian money counterfeiters busted by authorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:49am

Bulgarian authorities say they have successfully taken down an illegal counterfeit operation that was printing high quality bogus euro and U.S. dollar banknotes.

Rising rates, slowing home sales expected to hurt remodelers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:47am

General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales.

Grains mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:39am

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