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EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:06am

The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market.

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:18am

Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said Wednesday.

US to object to French tax on tech firms at G-7 meeting

Thomas Adamson and David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:07am

The Group of Seven rich democracies' top finance officials gathered Wednesday at a chateau near Paris in search of common ground on the threats posed by digital currencies. The two-day meeting, however, risks being overshadowed by rifts over France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other American technology giants.

The Latest: Japan urges South Korea to agree to arbitration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:03am

The Latest on trade and political disputes between Japan and South Korea (all times local):

Global stocks mostly fall as Wall Street ends winning streak

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:43am

Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports.

US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:04am

The United States will "do what it can" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials.

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:02am

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports.

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:54pm

The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local):

New Mexico leases ranch land to Epstein company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:09pm

New Mexico state land regulators are reviewing property leases to a company controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein in light of federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:52pm

Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California.

LA County to pay $53M over strip searches of female inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:51pm

Los Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail, according to court filings Tuesday.

Feds: Microsoft worker stole millions in digital currency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:09pm

A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency.

APNewsBreak: Nuclear commission considers fewer inspections

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:59pm

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.

Senators urge FCC to maintain quake wireless alert speeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:59pm

A group of U.S. senators from the West Coast is urging the government to ensure that planned changes to the national Wireless Emergency Alert system do not impair its ability to provide rapid warnings about earthquakes.

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:19pm

Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis.

CSX 2Q profit down 1% on weaker volume

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:09pm

CSX second-quarter profit slipped 1%, falling short of what Wall Street expected as the railroad hauled 4% less freight.

Sex tech in, skimpy outfits out as CES show seeks diversity

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:53pm

The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women.

Domino's, Arrow fall while Blue Apron, Charles Schwab rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:53pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Nielsen's top programs for July 8-14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:46pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.