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Trump's Cabinet has had more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:34am

In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight.

Research group says AI surveillance expanding worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:52am

A research group says a growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens.

Tennessee unveils $7.9B block grant proposal for Medicaid

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:39am

Tennessee would become the first state in the nation to receive its Medicaid funding in a lump sum under a proposal seeking to drastically overhaul the entitlement program that provides health care services to low-income and disabled residents.

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:26am

Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union.

Kraft Heinz shares fall after key investor dumps holdings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:06am

Kraft Heinz Co. shares are sliding after one of the company's top investors sold 25 million shares.

Jailed tycoon, professor in Tunisian presidential runoff

Bouazza Ben Bouazza and Mosa'ab Elshamy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:38am

Jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied without a party are advancing to the runoff in Tunisia's presidential elections, the electoral authority announced Tuesday.

US stocks stall as oil slides, investors get defensive

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:38am

U.S. stocks stalled in midday trading Tuesday as investors await updates on oil output at a damaged Saudi Aramco facility and look ahead to a key interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve.

More than 320 Chinese arrested in Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:38am

The Philippine immigration bureau says its agents, backed by troops, have arrested 324 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal online gambling and other crimes in a raid on eight hotels and other establishments in a western province.

Tunisian electoral authority: law professor, jailed tycoon top first round presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:31am

Tunisian electoral authority: law professor, jailed tycoon top first round presidential vote.

Oil prices drop ahead of update on Saudi oil production

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:28am

Oil prices are falling a day after their biggest single-day jump in years due to a weekend attack on a key Saudi Arabia energy facility.

NBC's 'Peacock' to join the streaming fray in April

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:26am

Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office."

Dutch government to reform business tax rules

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:24am

The Dutch government said Tuesday it plans to reform a business tax rule that allows wealthy multinationals to reduce the amount of tax they pay on their profits.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks drop as oil falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:52am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:39am

A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.

US factory production rose at healthy pace in August

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:22am

U.S. factory output increased in August at a solid clip, reversing a sharp drop in July, as production of metals, machinery and chemicals all rose.

US factory output rose at a healthy clip in August after a weak showing earlier in year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:18am

US factory output rose at a healthy clip in August after a weak showing earlier in year.

Detour on the road to WeWork IPO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:13am

WeWork is pushing back its public debut with investor confidence appearing to grow shaky in the office share company that had recently been valued at around $47 billion.

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:59am

The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them.

World's top brewer revives listing plans, halves IPO size

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:48am

AB InBev, the world's largest brewer that produces Budweiser and Corona, on Tuesday revived plans to list its Asian business in Hong Kong but halved the size of its initial public offering to $4.8 billion.