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Venezuela president boosts minimum wage as inflation soars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:10pm

Venezuela's president says he is again raising the minimum wage, though it still will be below the equivalent of $2 a month as inflation soars in the crisis-stricken country.

Canada PM can't imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:18pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he can't imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy.

American expects back to normal operations at regional unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:09pm

American Airlines says a regional affiliate should run close to a normal operation Thursday after canceling 2,750 flights in the past week because of a computer problem.

Kentucky judge strikes down new pension overhaul law

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:52pm

Kentucky's new public pension overhaul law was struck down Wednesday in a setback for the state's Republican leaders on an issue that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the Capitol and closed schools in protest.

Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:36pm

American Airlines and United Airlines said Wednesday that they asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:59pm

A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency's hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks.

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:50pm

A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized, according to a government report released Wednesday.

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

Another big week of sales for Bill Clinton's first novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

For the second straight week, a thriller co-written by former President Bill Clinton is NPD BookScan's top seller.

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:09pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars.

Business owners find communication helps with young staffers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:08pm

Rory Carlton is getting used to hearing younger staffers ask, "Why are we doing this?"

Veeam Momentum Continues as the Company Strengthens its Partnership with HPE

Veeam Software, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:02pm

Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™, today announced it has won the inaugural Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) “Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2018 — Data and Analytics Solutions Award” for high availability storage and data protection solutions growth and leadership. The award marks Veeam’s recognition within the HPE partner ecosystem and builds momentum for the launch of Veeam Hyper-Availability solutions being integrated into HPE’s global supply chain processes and systems on July 2.

Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:00pm

A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis.

Ocean Resort Casino owner: We'll surprise the world

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:59pm

The owner of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casinos promised to "surprise the world" when the former Revel casino reopens next week.

Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:58pm

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically-focused firms will continue to do well even if the trade dispute between the U.S. and China gets worse. Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new deal with Twenty-First Century Fox.

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at meatpacking plant

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:50pm

More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks.

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

Ken Thomas and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.

Twenty-First Century Fox and Walgreens jump; Starbucks skids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Senate blocks Trump plan to cut $15B in unused spending

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:42pm

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs.