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The Latest: Trump administration to move land agency west

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:39pm

The Latest on the Trump administration plan to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Colorado (all times local):

Court orders Utah man convicted in Ponzi scheme to pay $10M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:32pm

The Utah Court of Appeals has affirmed an order for a Utah businessman convicted of running a Ponzi scheme to pay more than $10 million in restitution.

Lawsuit claims company trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:02pm

A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch.

EU parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen as new European Commission president in a 383-327 vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:38am

EU parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen as new European Commission president in a 383-327 vote.

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

Luis Alonso Lugo and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:37am

Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House.

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee Swamp

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:24am

A company is seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast untamed wilderness that's home to the largest national wildlife refuge in the eastern U.S.

Barneys New York evaluating restructuring options

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:20am

Barneys New York may soon join the ever lengthening list of retail stores seeking protection in bankruptcy.

Lawyers ask judge to sign order banning citizenship question

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:11am

Lawyers fighting plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census are asking a judge to formally ban it days after President Donald Trump said he'll no longer pursue it.

Powell says financial crisis accelerated economic changes

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:04am

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the 2008 financial crisis accelerated major changes in the U.S. and global economies, leading to slower growth, lower inflation and lower interest rates.

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:48am

Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House.

Lawyer sentenced to 5 years for scamming Barkley, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:40am

A lawyer convicted of swindling NBA star Charles Barkley and using the name of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to bolster an investment scam has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Steve Cannon, writer and patron of the arts, dead at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:36am

Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died.

IMF Managing Director Lagarde resigns in advance of ECB post

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:15am

Christine Lagarde is resigning as managing director of the International Monetary Fund in light of her nomination to be the next president of the European Central Bank.

Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:00am

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data.

Domino's 2Q sales fall short as rival delivery services bite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:59am

Domino's Pizza said aggressive discounting by third-party delivery services like DoorDash is hurting its U.S. sales — and shows no sign of letting up.

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

David McHugh and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:53am

Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet in the Paris suburb of Chantilly.

Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:32am

A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription painkillers ordered the release of data showing where those drugs were distributed nationally before 2013.

Ukrainian hacker sought by US arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:29am

Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years.

Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:59am

An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the nearly 2-week-old search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama.