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British Airways, Lion Air and Seoul Air suspend all flights to China; others cut back service as virus fears grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 2:43am

British Airways, Lion Air and Seoul Air suspend all flights to China; others cut back service as virus fears grow.

Bulgaria ruling coalition survives no-confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 2:22am

Bulgaria’s ruling coalition on Wednesday survived a no-confidence vote called by the opposition, which accused the government of failing to protect the environment and guarantee water supplies.

536 fishermen stranded on giant ice floe rescued in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 2:10am

Russia's emergency services rescued 536 ice fishermen after they got stranded on a giant ice floe that broke off the island of Sakhalin in eastern Siberia, officials said.

Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal

Ken Sweet and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 1:56am

The Community Reinvestment Act has over past four decades spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in lending to low- and middle-income communities. But it's out of date and in need of an overhaul.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 1:39am

Shares advanced in most Asian markets today after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before.

Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant helicopter

Brian Melley, David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 11:47pm

The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine as the aircraft plummeted toward a fog-shrouded hillside, federal regulators and experts said.

Trump looks to sign trade deal, show wins during impeachment

Kevin Freking and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:12pm

President Donald Trump is eager to show off a big policy win during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico.

CEO walks back pledge to fix homes damaged in Houston blast

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:38pm

The head of a company involved in a massive explosion in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others on Tuesday backtracked on a pledge he had made earlier in the day to fix the hundreds of structures damaged by the blast.

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:35pm

Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales.

Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:31pm

A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash crash” from his parents’ suburban London home to time served and a year's home confinement, sparing him imprisonment after prosecutors praised his cooperation and said his crimes were entirely unmotivated by greed.

Libya says oil shutdown losses reach over $500 million

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 4:20pm

Total losses from the closure of Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities has accelerated, reaching more than $502 million over a 10-day period, the country’s national oil company said Tuesday.

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

John Hanna and Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:44pm

Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks.

Unite Here labor union staying neutral in Democratic primary

Michelle L. Price and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:10pm

The international union representing hotel and casino workers said Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, casting doubt as to whether its influential Nevada local will follow suit ahead of the state’s caucuses.

Starbucks' results top estimates but coronavirus slows sales

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:00pm

which opened in November — is serving an average of 10,000 visitors each day, he said.

Ratings: CBS, NBC have two dominant nights of drama

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:59pm

Now that football season is almost finished, the dominant nights in broadcast television are coming into focus.

Apple holiday season tops projections as iPhone bounces back

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:48pm

Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds.

UN envoy: Stop `alarming' military escalation in Yemen

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:24pm

The U.N. special envoy for Yemen is urging a halt to the “alarming military escalation” in fighting between the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi Shiite rebels, the U.N. spokesman said Tuesday.

Atlantic City pier sold, return of gambling to Showboat eyed

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:59pm

Five years after a Philadelphia developer bought an Atlantic City shopping and entertainment pier from Caesars Entertainment, he's selling it back to them so he can concentrate on his plan to return gambling to the former Showboat casino.

Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack

Brian Slodysko and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:39pm

As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security. He also praised an overhaul of the social safety net program signed into law by President Ronald Reagan that reduced benefits and increased taxes on working families.