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General Motors and union reach tentative deal that could end monthlong strike by more than 49,000 workers.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:36am

General Motors and union reach tentative deal that could end monthlong strike by more than 49,000 workers.

US agency plans to update auto safety ratings next year

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:33am

The government's highway safety agency says it plans a significant update to its automobile crash test ratings next year, and it will look at including new technology to make roads safer.

Pakistan says Saudis, Iran willing to pursue diplomacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:29am

Pakistan's foreign minister says Iran and Saudi Arabia have indicated a willingness to pursue diplomacy to end their disputes after Pakistan's prime minister traveled to both countries to try and ease tensions.

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:20am

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

The Latest: Authorities seek cause for California fuel fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:51am

The Latest on a fire at a Northern California fuel storage facility (all times local):

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:43am

Eager to make changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary.

Stocks edge lower as investors weigh earnings, sales data

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:28am

Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate earnings and a weak report on retail sales.

Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philadelphia refinery fire

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:05am

An aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Classes canceled as threat of Chicago teacher strike looms

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:03am

Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, ahead of an expected teachers' strike. 

Valimail Opens Denver Innovation and Engineering Hub

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:00am

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Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:51am

At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max.

The Latest: Jury selection begins in landmark opioid trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:50am

The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local):

Walgreens, Leading Health Care Organizations Collect More Than 885 Tons of Unwanted Medication

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:45am

including opioids and other controlled substances — easier and more convenient.

Markets Right Now: Stocks modestly lower as earnings ramp up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:42am

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

Italy's government to avoid widely criticized sales tax rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:52am

Italy's new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending.

US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:34am

Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending.

US retail sales fall 0.3% in September, biggest decline in 7 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:32am

US retail sales fall 0.3% in September, biggest decline in 7 months.

Contentful Announces Hiring Three New Senior Executives

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:30am

the only truly global offering in the headless CMS industry — has long distinguished Contentful as the industry leader, guiding customers such as Bang & Olufsen and Aldo to success in ecommerce, enabling Telus ’s support portal, and helping leading European broadcaster ARD manage content across dozens of channels and hundreds of digital products.

New Global Research from Accenture Interactive Urges CMOs to Put People Before Data Collection to Deliver a Better Digital Adver

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:29am

creating experiences with a purpose — and learning where to draw the line between invasive and inventive,” said Glen Hartman, head of Accenture Interactive, North America and global digital marketing lead. “The good news is there is a big opportunity for brands to take a thoughtful approach to data and create an impactful customer experience while doing so – building trust and an emotional connection customers crave.”