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Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:39am

A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday.

Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC's antitrust win

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:31am

A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:06am

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points.

Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:05am

Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a "Fashion Pact" aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:30am

Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.

The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local):

Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline.

Hungary investigating local angles of Microsoft bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:06am

Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Morgan Smith and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car.

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:22am

Trump calls on US companies to consider alternatives to business in China in response to new tariffs.

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:08am

An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people.

Indian government announces steps to boost economy

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:00am

India's government on Friday rolled back a surcharge on foreign portfolio investment and announced steps to lower interest rates on home and auto loans to boost the country's faltering economy.

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:58am

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday.

Top publishers sue Audible for copyright infringement

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:56am

Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:47am

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:34am

Walmart said Friday that is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retailing giant sued the electric car company's energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:17am

As tensions loom over this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country is counting on one key asset to cheer up the event: food.

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:17am

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements.

The Latest: Retailers say call to exit China 'unrealistic'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:11am

The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local):

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

Bani Sapra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:07am

Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years.