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Line 3 protesters rally at Enbridge's Bemidji office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:14am

Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Officials: Boise could see rent application fee regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am

An Idaho city councilwoman has proposed placing restrictions on rental application fees after residents have complained of high cost.

Greece scraps legal need for lay-off justification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:46am

Greece's new center-right government has scrapped legislation that required employers to provide a "well-founded" reason for dismissals.

Solo business owners struggle for profits, report says

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

The majority of small business owners who work solo struggle to make their companies profitable.

Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying that such an action would make the U.S. economy even better and would also "greatly and quickly" enhance the global economy.

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that citizenship appears to narrow the economic gap between the foreign-born and native-born in the United States.

Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:23am

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. is suing an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened U.S. gasoline supplies three years ago.

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:03am

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

Target launching private label in fight for grocery share

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:52am

Target is making its largest foray into a private food label next month as it attempts to energize grocery sales.

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:19am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday that the United States will extend by 90 days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei.

Idaho airline to service flights from Lewiston to Boise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:04am

An Idaho airline has plans to add flights to the state capital several months after the service was withdrawn.

German central bank suggests economy may be in recession

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:03am

Germany's central bank has issued a gloomy economic report suggesting that growth in the summer continued to shrink, raising the possibility Europe's largest economy may be entering a recession.

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead US indexes higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:43am

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

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:54am

Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:51am

A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:25am

The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in neighboring Belarus to launch a nuclear power plant.

Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:51am

The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths.

Juncker has successful surgery; will miss G7 Biarritz summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:36am

The EU says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has undergone a successful operation to remove his gallbladder but will not be able to attend this weekend's Group of Seven meeting in Biarritz, France.

Kentucky gas pipeline has history of deadly accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:32am

A natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded this month and killed one person has a history of deadly accidents.

UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

Danica Kirka and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:26am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing rising criticism of his Brexit strategy at home as he increases pressure on the European Union to re-open negotiations ahead of key meetings with his French and German counterparts later this week.