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Europe central bank could jump ahead of Fed to add stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:02am

The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit.

Brigham Young University student pushes for plastic bag fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:02am

A Brigham Young University student is looking to reduce the environmental and economic costs of single-use plastic bags by pushing for a 10 cent fee.

Analysis: Hong Kong protests could push China to intervene

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:54am

While China doesn't want to intervene in the summer-long protests that have shaken Hong Kong, that doesn't mean it won't.

Grains mixed, livestock higher.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:53am

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

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:38am

Nearly a decade ago, the maker of OxyContin responded to a growing wave of opioid abuse by making the painkiller harder to snort and inject. But has that reformulation translated into fewer drug overdoses and deaths?

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:26am

With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners should look at their insurance policies and determine how well covered they'd be in the event of a natural disaster.

Peace Now: Israeli West Bank outposts boom under Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:17am

An Israeli watchdog group says Israeli settlers have established dozens of unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank, most of them founded since President Donald Trump entered office.

Technology companies push early US stock gains

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:16am

U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Monday on Wall Street as investors snapped up technology stocks.

Greek parliament to confirm new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:16am

Lawmakers in Greece are set to hold a vote to confirm the majority in Parliament held by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' new conservative government following a general election on July 7.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:06am

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Utah gets $1.4M of $700M Equifax data breach settlement

Linda Williams, and The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:01am

Equifax will pay up to $700 million — including more than $1.4 million to Utah — to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach.

Bayer sells Dr. Scholl's foot care business to Boston firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:00am

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG says U.S. investment firm Yellow Wood Partners will buy its Dr. Scholl's foot care business for $585 million.

Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:58am

Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.

Fire forces cancellations of high-speed trains in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:44am

Italy's state railway says a suspected arson fire has forced the cancellation of at least 42 high-speed trains in Italy on the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor.

Markets Right Now: Tech, energy lead early stock gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:44am

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

State: Doctor's wife mishandled vaccines, caused outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:36am

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure says a Mount Sterling doctor allowed his unlicensed wife to mishandle vaccines, causing an infection outbreak in patients across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

Budget negotiators close on debt, agency spending deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:54am

The Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are on the cusp of the critical debt and budget deal, one that would amount to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over must-do fiscal deadlines.

The Latest: Con Ed defends decision to shut off power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:34am

The Latest on power outages amid hot weather in New York City (all times local):

Libya says production has resumed at its largest oil field

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:03am

Libya's national oil company says it has resumed production at the country's largest oil field.

Turkish minister says govt will respond to any US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:58am

Turkey's foreign minister has reiterated that the country intends to respond to any U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.