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Facebook shares sink more than 6 percent on privacy issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:22am

Facebook shares fell more than 6 percent in morning trading as the social media company faced criticism following reports that a data mining company working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained and kept data on tens of millions of users during the 2016 election.

Former Ca. Analytica employee: 'fake news to the next level'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:18am

A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.

Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:15am

A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets.

In US-run drill, Iraqi SWAT team taught to respond to bombs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:14am

A SWAT team from Iraq's Anbar province observed U.S. instructors responding to a bomb threat in a drill at a U.S.-backed counter-terrorism training center in Jordan.

Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:08am

Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Gas prices in Salt Lake City area increasing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:55am

Gasoline prices in the Salt Lake City area have increased more than 2 cents in the past week.

EU trade chief demands exemption from US steel tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:54am

The European Union's top trade official says the 28-nation bloc should be excluded from U.S. President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum tariffs, which enter force this week.

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:46am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

US stocks slide Facebook drags technology companies lower

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:30am

A sharp loss for Facebook is helping to pull technology companies lower as U.S. stock indexes decline Monday morning. The social media company is facing new criticism related to privacy issues following reports a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained and then kept data on tens of millions of users. The British pound is rising and European stocks are down after Britain and the European Union said they are getting closer to a deal that will complete Britain's departure from the EU.

Savannah mayor used St. Pat's visit to lobby Pence on harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:16am

The mayor of Savannah says he used Vice President Mike Pence's weekend visit for St. Patrick's Day to lobby for federal funding to deepen the city's busy shipping channel.

Markets Right Now: Facebook leads tech companies lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:06am

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Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:04am

Congressional leaders and the White House are pressing to strike an accord on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, though disputes remain over immigration, abortion and a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Amusement park company partners with college on new degree

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:45am

The parent company for Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with a nearby university to offer a new degree program to train students for management jobs in the tourism industry.

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:34am

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.

Volkswagen to build new SUV at Chattanooga plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:19am

Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga.

Amazon Go execs share insights into shopper behavior

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:00am

A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store.

Trade war fears stalk global markets ahead of G20 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:38am

Global stock markets have started the new week on a soft note, weighed down by worries about a trade war.

Germany rejects idea of sanctions on Schroeder over Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:30am

Germany's government is rejecting the idea that former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder should face sanctions over his links to Russian business and to President Vladimir Putin.

The Latest: UK envoy hails 'significant step' in Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:20am

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):