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Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:09am

Thai authorities, who began a series of raids last month on factories accused of illegally importing and processing electronic waste, say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic materials.

Treasury chief to outline UK plan to remain a finance hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:10am

Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night.

EU says tax on Harleys aimed to 'make noise' in trade debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:04am

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says it has targeted some iconic American imports like Harley-Davidson motorbikes and bourbon for tariffs in hopes that it will "make noise" in the trade debate and put pressure on U.S. leaders.

Global stocks mixed, investors cautious of US-China tension

Nicola Shannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:38am

Global stock markets were mixed Thursday amid concern over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed through.

Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:43am

German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China.

Cohesity Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Cohesity, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:31am

such as backup, test and development and more — through a simple, web-scale, solution that enables customers to better manage and leverage their data.

China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:24am

China on Thursday accused the United States of using bullying tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, ramping up criticism that the measures levied in the name of balancing trade would harm both countries' companies and the world economy.

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Nicola Shannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:46pm

Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action.

Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:32pm

Australia's prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade.

Turkey strikes back, taxing $1.8 billion worth of US goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:06pm

Turkey is imposing tariffs on nearly two dozen U.S. products, ranging from cars to sunscreen, to strike back at Washington's sanctions on imported steel and aluminum.

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Kevin Freking and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:49pm

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security.

Fashion designer Kate Spade to be buried in Kansas City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:18pm

Fashion designer Kate Spade will be buried Thursday in Kansas City, where she was born.

Child safety group issuing annual list of unsafe summer toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:04pm

A Boston-based consumer watchdog group is issuing its annual summer safety report flagging toys it says pose a danger to children.

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:02pm

Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commerce giant Alibaba's in 2014.

Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:08pm

A group of women's health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Face scans for international travelers at Florida airport

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:07pm

Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there.

APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:30pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head.

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:12pm

Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Mori Building Co., Ltd., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:03pm

jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd, a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.