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Italian farm lobby calls for govt aid in face of US tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:14am

Italy's main farm lobby is forecasting a 20% drop in sales of Italian agricultural products targeted by new U.S. tariffs.

In protest clouds, Hong Kong tourists see silver lining

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:00am

The body-blow of months of political protests on Hong Kong's tourism is verging on catastrophic for one of the world's great destinations.

French rail routes disrupted by strike over train security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:09am

A wildcat strike is disrupting train travel around France, as railway workers demand better security after a recent accident.

The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:06am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:02am

After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:36am

Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported today that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter.

EU leaders turn focus to climate, budget issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:25am

After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc's budget and climate change.

World shares retreat after China reports economy weakened

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:38pm

World share prices retreated after China reported Friday that its economy grew 6.0%, its slowest pace in 26 years, in the latest quarter.

World finance officials facing host of problems

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:10pm

The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with less extreme poverty and more economic growth.

PG&E executives to appear before California regulatory board

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:05pm

Top executives of California's largest utility are expected at an emergency meeting Friday to answer hard questions by state regulators about a massive pre-emptive power shutdown last week that has been criticized as poorly executed and unacceptable.

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:13pm

China's economic growth sank to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid pressure from a trade war with Washington, adding to a deepening slump that is weighing on global growth.

China's quarterly economic growth weakens to 6.0%, its lowest in at least 26 years, during a tariff war with Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:01pm

China's quarterly economic growth weakens to 6.0%, its lowest in at least 26 years, during a tariff war with Washington.

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:32pm

we are an American business — travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression," Silver said. "We wanted to make sure everyone understood we were supporting free expression."

New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:31pm

New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found.

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:49pm

The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations.

Crude oil reaches tourist beach in the 'Brazilian Caribbean'

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:19pm

Officials say crude oil contaminating the northeastern coast of Brazil has reached the town of Maragogi, one of the region's main tourist beaches.

Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:45pm

Washington state's wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently.

Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:39pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards." But while he promoted free expression, limitations were place on coverage of his remarks at Georgetown University.

The Latest: GM workers to begin contract voting on Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:18pm

The Latest on the tentative contract agreement between General Motors and the United Auto Workers (all times local):