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Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:17am

The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all.

Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:16am

The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all.

Sky shares rally after Comcast wins bidding war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:56am

Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion).

German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:51am

Business confidence in Europe's largest economy fell only slightly in September despite worries about trade disputes that could harm growth.

Singapore fines Uber, Grab for 'anti-competitive' merger

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:38am

Singapore's competition watchdog has fined ride-hailing giant Uber and its regional rival Grab 13 million Singapore dollars ($9.5 million) for a merger in Southeast Asia that the agency says has driven up fares and reduced competition in the market.

Merkel: German government must give up internal squabbles

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:35am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that it's time for her coalition government to stop getting bogged down in internal squabbles, after its leaders reached a deal to resolve its second major crisis in just three months.

As Venezuelans go hungry, Trump targets food corruption

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:47am

The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela.

World shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:21am

Shares have fallen in Europe and Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology.

US, China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:06am

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth.

Congress set to fund government, but not Trump's wall

Matthew Daly and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:33pm

Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump.

Asian shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:21pm

Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mixed close Friday on Wall Street, where an afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high for much of the day.

Some farmers worry Trump's bailout checks won't be enough

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:19pm

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.

Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with new equipment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:02pm

A Utah hydroelectric plant is ready to come back online after a $42 million makeover that was done over three years.

Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

Alexandra Villarreal, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:07pm

Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk.

As Venezuelans go hungry, Trump targets food corruption

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:03pm

The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela.

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:55pm

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.

Protests, pleas expected at hearing on Trump fuel rollback

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:41pm

Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution.

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:44pm

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.

Train derails in NW Iowa, dumping sand, railcars into river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:15pm

No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River.