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Eni 1Q earnings dip slightly despite rising production

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:30am

Italian gas and oil company Eni says first-quarter profits dropped slightly as production grew by 4 percent amid rising oil prices.

German unemployment remains low, economy strong

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:26am

Government figures show Germany's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April as the labor market in Europe's largest economy stayed strong.

Honda's profit climbs on growing sales, cost cutting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:03am

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. reported a 12 percent rise in its January-March profit thanks to growing sales and cost cutting. Tokyo-based Honda said Friday it posted a January-March profit of 107.7 billion yen ($988 million), up from 95.9 billion yen a year earlier. That's on sales of 3.9 trillion yen ($36 billion), up 4 percent. Honda, which makes the Odyssey minivan and Asimo robot, says the results were achieved despite some unfavorable currency moves.

Japanese actress accuses director, starts #MeToo group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:47am

A Japanese actress who won a settlement from a director she said sexually harassed her says she plans to use the money she won to start a #MeToo group for Japan's entertainment industry.

Daimler profit slips on one-time factors, but outlook raised

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:27am

Automaker Daimler AG saw first-quarter net profit fall 11 percent due to shifting currency exchange rates and one-time gains in the year-earlier quarter.

Kauai wants tourists to help island overcome flood damage

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:43am

Residents and businesses are still cleaning up from flooding that deluged parts of Kauai, but community leaders are urging tourists to keep coming so residents don't suffer an economic calamity on top of record-breaking rains that smothered a normally green landscape in reddish-brown water.

Money from pot taxes doesn't fix Colorado teachers' problems

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:33am

Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems.

More than money: School vouchers also irk Arizona teachers

Sally By and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:25am

Arizona leaders dealing with an unprecedented teacher strike are paying the political price for long-festering resentment among many public school teachers who say they are fed up with lagging salaries and what they see as an equally dangerous attack on their profession: school vouchers.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:22am

Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit.

Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:13pm

Clifford Alexander scoops a handful of black ballpoint pens, drops them into a small box and shakes it with a blackjack dealer's nonchalance. He slides in the next handful to make an exact dozen, and sends the box down the assembly line.

Regulators weigh request to remove Wynn from casino license

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11pm

Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering Wynn Resorts' request to remove Steve Wynn's name from its state casino license as the company founder faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:09pm

Anyone who's served in the military, worked for the federal government or addressed a package at the post office is probably familiar with an iconic government pen.

APNewsBreak: Trump lawyer gave loans to pot-linked cab mogul

Jake Pearson and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:45pm

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and his father-in-law have lent $26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the legalized marijuana industry, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

EPA chief gets congressional scolding over ethical lapses

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:27pm

Lawmakers are harshly criticizing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half truths" and "twisted" allegations, an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.

The Latest: Authorities: Evacuation order will stay in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:13pm

The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local):

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:53pm

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit.

Eyes on Koreas as Southeast Asian leaders hold summit

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:39pm

Southeast Asian leaders will discuss economic cooperation and Myanmar's refugee crisis at a summit in Singapore, but much of their attention will be focused on the history unfolding on the Korean Peninsula.

Pizza Hut Museum opens on Wichita State University campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:13pm

The original Pizza Hut building has opened as a museum at Wichita State University.

Authorities say the fire is out at a Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:31pm

Authorities say the fire is out at a Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people.