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Croatian taxis protest Uber at height of tourism season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:00am

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers protested Friday against Uber services, disrupting traffic at the height of the tourist season in the Adriatic country.

US economy expanded at faster 2.6 percent rate in Q2

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:00am

The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by strong consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

US employment costs grew slower in second quarter

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:00am

Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew more slowly in the second quarter.

Myanmar court agrees to speed up trial of journalists

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:00am

A court in northern Myanmar agreed Friday to expedite the trial of three journalists charged with violating a law that provides up to three years' imprisonment for people who assist groups that are deemed illegal.

Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia.

Stock markets slide as tech earnings underwhelm

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

Global stocks slid on Friday as underwhelming earnings from Amazon and Twitter weighed on technology companies.

The Latest: Pakistan's ruling party asks people to stay calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

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Spanish train crashes in Barcelona station; 53 hospitalized

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

A Spanish commuter train crashed into a buffer early Friday at a station in northeastern Barcelona, tossing passengers to the floor and sending 53 people to the hospital, officials said.

US economy expanded at 2.6 percent rate in April-June period, more than doubling first quarter growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:31am

US economy expanded at 2.6 percent rate in April-June period, more than doubling first quarter growth.

Strong demand helps American Airlines beat Street in 2Q

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:31am

American Airlines' second-quarter results beat most expectations thanks to strong demand for tickets.

Exxon misses 2Q profit forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:31am

Exxon Mobil is reporting second-quarter profit of $3.35 billion.

Court raises chances of diesel bans in German city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:31am

A court opened the door on Friday for possible bans on older diesel cars in the German city of Stuttgart, a major auto industry center, upholding a complaint by an environmental group.

Foxconn deals requires Wisconsin to act soon on tax breaks

Ivan Moreno and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:21am

A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.

eClinicalWorks Announces Strong Sales Growth, Adding Over 3,000 Providers in Second Quarter

Eclinicalworks, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:19am

contracting with small, midsize, and large enterprise clients, including FQHCs, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and ACOs. Last week, it was announced that Medical Associates of Clinton, a 49-provider group across four locations in Iowa, selected eClinicalWorks. This growth is attributed to the ongoing strength and quality of eClinicalWorks' cloud-centric, fully integrated EHR/PM products, which offer organizations the scalability they need to accommodate growth.

The Latest: 56 injured, 1 seriously, in Spanish train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:19am

The Latest on a train crash in Barcelona (all times local):

The Latest: Emergency on powerless North Carolina islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:19am

The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local):

A strong 2Q for Merck, outlook mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:11am

Sustained cost cuts helped push second-quarter profit at Merck up 61 percent, easily topping Wall Street expectations, as growing sales of new cancer and hepatitis C medicines offset growing competition that older drugs face from generics.

The Latest: Rep. Brooks raps McConnell for health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:50am

The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama's health care law (all times local):

Treasury chief: UK may need 3-year transition after Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:50am

Britain will abide by some European Union rules for up to three years after it officially leaves the bloc in March 2019, the country's Treasury chief said Friday.