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Germany's Bayer says it can start integrating Monsanto

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

German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG says it can now start integrating U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. after completing the required sale of some of its crop science business.

3 deaths reported in hepatitis A outbreak, but its waning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:08am

Health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that originally spread from San Diego has killed three people in Utah, but it's now on the wane.

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

Paolo Santalucia and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:52am

The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed 39 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.

The Latest: Turkey finance chief tries to reassure investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:43am

The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):

Vienna authorities ban eating on subway trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:42am

Authorities in Vienna have decided to ban passengers from eating in the Austrian capital's subway trains. But they don't plan to punish offenders, at least to start with.

Penney posts bigger-than-expected loss, cuts outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:42am

J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street's view. The department store operator also cut its full-year forecast again, and its shares plunged more than 22 percent before the market open on Thursday.

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:35am

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.

US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:34am

US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders.

Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:21am

Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

Chinese deputy governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:20am

Two deputy Chinese provincial governors and a mayor were fired Thursday by the ruling Communist Party after revelations of misconduct by a major producer of anti-rabies vaccine triggered a public outcry.

Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:16am

Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry.

Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:23am

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for its fiscal second quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares surged 10 percent before the opening bell Thursday.

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:07am

Malaysia's new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers.

Italian disaster puts spotlight on highway management

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:55am

As Italy comes to terms with the disaster of this week's bridge collapse, the government is accusing the highway operator for focusing too much on its financial interests, putting a spotlight on the country's management of vital infrastructure.

Company blames hacker after jobseeker told name is 'ghetto'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:47am

A suburban St. Louis clinic that treats men with low testosterone is blaming a hacker after a jobseeker was told her name was too "ghetto."

Swiss vintage planes can fly after crash, with conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:22am

Switzerland's civil aviation authority says a local airline can resume flights with vintage Junkers Ju-52 planes after one of its aircraft crashed earlier this month, on condition that it take several precautionary measures.

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:59am

The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the years. Its design is now being investigated as a possible contributor to its stunning collapse.

World cup sales, warm weather push up Carlsberg beer sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:32am

Danish brewer Carlsberg says its second-quarter sales were above expectations thanks to the World Cup and warm weather, allowing the Copenhagen-based company to raise its full-year outlook.

The Latest: Truck driver who survived bridge plunge returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:53am

The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:50am

The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas after revelations it cut down tropical forests and used an opaque corporate structure to hide its activities.