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France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:08am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Or not.

Global shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:58am

Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned.

Lower air fares contribute to another fall in UK inflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:52am

Official figures show inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England's target during April.

Turkish currency drops to record low against dollar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:50am

Turkey's currency, the lira, has fallen to an all-time record low against the dollar amid fears of economic instability as the country heads toward snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.

Thailand ups restrictions on paraquat, other farm chemicals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:34am

The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers.

Merkel heads to China to talk economy, trade, rule of law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:24am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to China with a business delegation as both Beijing and the European Union are grappling with the United States over trade issues and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:59am

Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off.

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:44am

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:39pm

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:40pm

First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote.

Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:38pm

Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:32pm

The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local):

Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27pm

Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.

Migrant remittances a big business in cash-starved Venezuela

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:08pm

The giant metal pots in the kitchen of a drab Bogota cafeteria are filled with simple dishes like vegetable rice. But Edgary Granadillo's delicate arrangement of the plates he sets before rushed lunchtime office workers hints at the finer dishes he once served.

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54pm

Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or not.

Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:49pm

Asian indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their attention to uncertainties over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit after the perk from eased U.S.-China trade tensions faded.

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:46pm

British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated Press has found.

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:06pm

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.

The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:19pm

The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local):

Protesters: Bottled water should still be provided in Flint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:13pm

About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents.