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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.

Israeli farmers concerned about Jordan ending land lease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:23am

Israeli farmers are voicing concern over Jordan's intention not to renew parts of its landmark peace treaty with Israel that leased out two small border areas for agricultural work.

Company gauges interest for boosting Dakota Access capacity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:45am

The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is gauging shippers' interest in a possible expansion of the volume of crude oil moved through the pipeline from 500,000 barrels to 570,000 barrels per day, despite ongoing tribal efforts to shut the pipeline down.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:43am

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

Flooding prompts boil-water notice for Austin, Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:20am

Residents of the Texas state capital are being ordered to boil their tap water before drinking after flooding in recent weeks filled the lakes that feed their supply with silt, mud and debris.

Medtronic co-founder dies in Hawaii at age 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:45am

An electronics repairman who started one of the world's largest medical device companies in 1949 has died at age 94.

Germany presses for EU unity on Saudi Arabia arms exports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:03am

A top German official pressed Monday for the European Union to show a united front on arms exports to Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on such exports over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Death toll rises to 3 in China mining accident; 18 trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:37am

The death toll in a coal mine accident in eastern China has climbed to three after one of the miners who was rescued died after receiving medical treatment. Eighteen remain trapped underground, according to a state broadcaster.

Hasbro, trying to find footing, posts weak 3Q

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:02am

Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and elusive shoppers spending a lot more on high-tech gadgets, fell well short of third-quarter expectations Monday.

Italy stands firm against EU in budget dispute

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:34am

Italy's leader on Monday indicated his government would stand firm in its plans to ramp up public spending, keeping alive a dispute with the European Union, which is worried the budget would increase the country's high debts.

US seeking to boost LNG exports to Japan, rest of Asia

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:14am

A top U.S. energy official said Monday that Asia is the center of growth in energy demand and offers a great opportunity to expand American liquefied natural gas exports.

Norwegian hero Roenneberg who blew up Nazi plant dies at 99

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:04am

Norway on Monday mourned World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed a five-man team that daringly blew up a plant producing heavy water, depriving Nazi Germany of a key ingredient it could have used to make nuclear weapons.

Strikes begin to weigh on Ryanair's profits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:35am

Ryanair says its first-half profit fell 7 percent as Europe's biggest discount airline faced rising costs and flight cancellations due to staff shortages and air traffic control strikes.

OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:19am

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment.

World stocks push past growth worries in China, Italy

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:34am

World markets rose on Monday, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a downgrade in Italy's credit rating over its plans to ramp up public spending.

FCA sells auto parts unit to Japanese firm; $7 billion deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:12am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the sale of its auto components division to Japanese automotive component supplier Calsoni Kansei Corporation in a deal valued at 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion).

UK's May pleads for support, says Brexit deal is almost done

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:03am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, urging lawmakers to back her and saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete.