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Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Jeff Karoub and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:18am

The city of Flint, Michigan, has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the birthplace of General Motors.

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:10am

Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks.

Trump says he doesn't need China trade deal before election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:04am

President Donald Trump says he doesn't feel he needs to secure a trade deal with China before next year's election.

Twenty-three states sue to stop Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set auto emission standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:04am

Twenty-three states sue to stop Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set auto emission standards.

Major oil company plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:30am

A major oil company is planning drilling and construction work this winter in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Cuba: diplomat expulsions, gas crisis part of US offensive

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:00am

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez says the U.S. expulsion of two Cuban diplomats and energy shortages across the island are part of a Trump administration offensive that will fail to force concessions by his government.

House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:52am

The House has approved a bill to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights.

2 Federal Reserve officials highlight deep divisions

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:44am

Two Federal Reserve officials who dissented from this week's quarter-point rate cut are highlighting the deep divisions at the central bank.

Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers.

Twitter, Facebook close accounts linked to Spanish party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:21am

Twitter and Facebook say they have removed 365 fake accounts linked to Spain's conservative Popular Party that were used to influence public opinion and spread spam.

1 killed after Amtrak train hits truck parked on tracks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:17am

One person has been killed after an Amtrak train heading to Seattle crashed into a truck parked on the tracks in the town of Athol, Idaho.

After rural hospital's closure, county seeks other options

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:17am

About two years ago a rural, mountainous Virginia county lost its only hospital, and local officials have now all but given up trying to bring it back.

Grains mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Germany's Commerzbank plans 4,300 job cuts in restructuring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:33am

Germany's Commerzbank AG says it's planning to cut 4,300 jobs and close 200 branches as part of a restructuring that will also see it sell its stake in Poland's mBank.

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:56am

A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons.

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher, led by health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:49am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:43am

A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines.

Man accused in corn rake killing testifies: I didn't do it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:39am

An eastern Iowa hog farmer accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife says he didn't do it and doesn't know who did.

Rogue oil trader hits Mitsubishi unit for $320 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:12am

One of Japan's most storied trading houses says it's lost $320 million in a series of unauthorized transactions by a rogue trader.

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:00am

Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat.