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Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:34am

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and is heading east into the Mediterranean Sea, with its next destination reported to be Greece.

Nepal protesters urge end to plan to chop trees for airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:25am

Around 100 people protested in Nepal's capital on Monday to voice their opposition to plans to cut down millions of trees to build an international airport in the southern part of the country.

Where'd all the stocks go? Nasdaq's CEO on shrinking market

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:04am

The stock market is a much less crowded party than it used to be.

Global shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:08pm

Global shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world.

Economists survey: 34% expect a US recession in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:05pm

A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:47pm

The second trial of Malaysian's ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund was delayed Monday by a week to allow his first trial to end.

Japan's exports fell in July for 8th straight month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:08pm

Japan's exports fell for the eighth straight month in July as worries continued about President Donald Trump's trade policies denting Asian economic growth.

Asian shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:49pm

Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world.

There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

Kim Tong-Hyung and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:59pm

A runaway train. Crashing billiard balls. A compound fracture.

Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:01pm

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer interisland flights across Hawaii, officials said.

Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:53pm

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them.

Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:54am

President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark.

Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:09am

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.

Trade war's losers could include microchips, energy, banks

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:59am

Looking across the stock market, it's hard to find a company that isn't vulnerable in some degree to the U.S.-China trade war.

Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:38am

President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets.

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

Aritz Parra and Hernan MuÑoz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:34am

An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday.

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:29am

Call it the diplomacy of coercion.

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:24am

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:14am

A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition.

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:59am

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker.