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Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:57am

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Stocks fall as oil prices drag energy companies lower

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:51am

U.S. stocks are slipping Monday as energy companies sink along with the price of oil. Banks are rising along with interest rates, and Bank of America is climbing after a solid second-quarter report. Stocks finished at five-month highs last week as investors remained optimistic about the U.S. economy even as they worried about the trade war between the U.S. and China.

The Latest: NY to probe claims Kushners harassed tenants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:47am

The latest on tenants in a Kushner Cos. building accusing the family firm of harassing them so they would leave (all times local):

Q&A: World Trade Organization's role in US-China dispute

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:39am

China is turning to the World Trade Organization as a way to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

British PM accepts key amendments from hard-line Brexiteers

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:25am

British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put forward by Brexit hardliners who oppose her plan for a "common rule book" with the European Union after the country leaves the bloc.

Pierogi festivals settle over trademark dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:02am

A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has reached a settlement in its trademark dispute with a rival festival in Pennsylvania.

City officials consider demolishing bridge after deadly jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:58am

Authorities in Utah are considering demolishing an old iron bridge popular for illicit dives after a teenage boy was killed when he jumped into the water.

Egypt's parliament passes contentious bills regulating media

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:56am

Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media.

France shuts Russia business office amid 'degraded' affairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:56am

France has announced the closure of its office in Russia that promotes exports and investments in France.

UN envoy says reforms needed to resume Libya oil production

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:45am

The U.N. envoy for Libya is warning that a recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless key issues concerning the distribution of wealth and "endemic plundering of resources" are speedily tackled.

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:37am

The Trump administration on Tuesday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Heading for clouds: Aviation sector faces trade turbulence

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:31am

Aviation is soaring: Passenger traffic is up, fuel prices are under control and rising demand from Asia is driving aircraft orders. So what could possibly go wrong?

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:25am

The European Union said Monday that Airbnb has until the end of August to address consumer complaints that the U.S. company's pricing and booking system can be misleading.

Bank of America 2Q profits boosted by tax law, higher rates

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:21am

Bank of America's second-quarter profits jumped 33 percent from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as like nearly all other big banks, it benefited greatly from the new tax law. The bank also benefited from the recent rise in interest rates, allowing it to charge more for customers to borrow.

Markets Right Now: Energy companies drag US stocks lower

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

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

US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:49am

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism.

Fired worker argues pot use didn't violate company policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:39am

A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow, Washington could cooperate in stabilizing the world's energy market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:38am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow, Washington could cooperate in stabilizing the world's energy market.

CEO-in-waiting talks about Spirit Airlines' future

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:33am

The two things that stand out most about Spirit Airlines are its low fares and high number of complaints.

Puerto Ricans return to power grid, but fear for long term

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03am

It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico.