Business

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

World

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada’s largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable. The German-based company sent an email to its 80,000 users on in Toronto on Thursday saying it will suspend...


Business

Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

Water Park State Audit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won’t open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a “malicious effort” to “stir up unfounded...


Business

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


National

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Business

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...


Business

Boston Globe probes text allegation against top editor

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives said Wednesday they’re investigating an allegation the newspaper’s top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated. Hilary Sargent, a former editor for Boston.com, tweeted a screenshot of a text exchange she said occurred...


Business

New privacy rules could spell the end of legalese - or create a lot more fine print

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAN FRANCISCO - Silicon Valley companies for months have been rewriting their privacy policies to make them clearer in time for a Friday deadline - the day Europe ushers in sweeping new privacy laws that could affect users worldwide. The new law could spell the end of...


Business

Exxon CEO's solution on shares: Drill big, drill better

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Darren Woods is mounting a strong defense of his plan to rescue ExxonMobil from its share-price slump with $200 billion of investment over seven years that’s at odds with the belt-tightening undertaken by rivals. Woods’ solution, outlined in a Wednesday interview, is to invest...


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