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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:02pm

Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong.

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:39pm

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday.

AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:36pm

Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic, has made clear he intends to make major changes to Brazil's environmental policy, including opening the globally vital Amazon rainforest to development and agribusiness. Countries such as Germany, France and Norway are beginning to take action.

Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene

Melissa Rayworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:36am

When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and factories.

Line 3 protesters rally at Minnesota Enbridge office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:14am

Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Officials: Boise could see rent application fee regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am

An Idaho city councilwoman has proposed placing restrictions on rental application fees after residents have complained of high cost.

Greece scraps legal need for lay-off justification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:46am

Greece's new center-right government has scrapped legislation that required employers to provide a "well-founded" reason for dismissals.

Solo business owners struggle for profits, report says

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

The majority of small business owners who work solo struggle to make their companies profitable.

Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying that such an action would make the U.S. economy even better and would also "greatly and quickly" enhance the global economy.

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25am

Foreign-born residents had higher rates of being employed full-time than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:23am

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago.

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:03am

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Target launching private label in fight for grocery share

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:52am

Target is making its largest foray into a private food label next month as it attempts to energize grocery sales.

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:19am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday that the United States will extend by 90 days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei.

Idaho airline to service flights from Lewiston to Boise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:04am

An Idaho airline has plans to add flights to the state capital several months after the service was withdrawn.

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:03am

Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone and the United States.

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead US indexes higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:43am

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UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:54am

Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:51am

A strong majority, 74%, 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.

Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:25am

The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in neighboring Belarus to launch a nuclear power plant.