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Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 12:52pm

Walmart said Friday that is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retailing giant sued the electric car company's energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC's antitrust win

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 12:48pm

A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.

Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 12:35pm

A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday.

The Latest: Retailers say call to exit China 'unrealistic'

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 12:34pm

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Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path

Grant Schulte and Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:44am

Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer to reapply for state approval.

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:38am

Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.

The Latest: Pompeo calls Koch 'compassionate philanthropist'

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:32am

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Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods

Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:29am

President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.

Markets Right Now: Markets shudder as trade tensions flare

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:16am

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Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:14am

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles was both celebrated and demonized for transforming American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, died Friday at 79.

Top publishers sue Audible for copyright infringement

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 11:07am

Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:06am

Markets are jolted as trade war between the US and China escalates; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points.

Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:05am

Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a "Fashion Pact" aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 10:58am

An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people.

The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

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Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:08am

British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline.

Hungary investigating local angles of Microsoft bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:06am

Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office.

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Morgan Smith and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car.

Powell says Fed will aid economy, but Trump escalates attack

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 9:58am

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that the Fed stands ready to cut interest rates further if the economy needs it but wasn't clear about when or by how much.

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

Bani Sapra, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 23rd - 9:48am

Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years.