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FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:24pm

FedEx Corp. reported lower profit Tuesday as its ground-shipping unit struggled with higher costs, and the company cut its forecast of full-year earnings.

Updates to Idaho mining law heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:48pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:40pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:15pm

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday proposed what's believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products.

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:09pm

A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections.

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:41pm

Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world.

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres.

Court tosses $4 million copyright award against Zillow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:01pm

A federal appeals court has thrown out a $4 million copyright infringement ruling against the Seattle-based online real estate company Zillow.

Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:00pm

President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake of a pair of deadly crashes involving a new Boeing aircraft.

Michaels and Nividia rise while DSW and Fox slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:40pm

This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt.

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:31pm

Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.

Gucci launches community fund and scholarship program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:53pm

Gucci is announcing a new global program called Gucci Changemakers as part of the fashion company's continuing effort to foster diversity and inclusion through community action.

High-level US and China trade talks to resume next week

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:30pm

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:57pm

In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

Venezuelans find ways to cope with inflation and hunger

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:53pm

Francibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day.

DSW posts surprise 4Q loss, will rename co. Designer Brands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:35pm

Shoe chain DSW Inc. on Tuesday reported a surprise loss for its fiscal fourth quarter as it digested costs from acquisitions.

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:26pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:11pm

Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire.