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  • O’Hare, Midway airports to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi

    CHICAGO (AP) — O’Hare and Midway international airports will now be providing free unlimited Wi-Fi making long layovers a little more bearable. The Chicago Department of Aviation says the airports previously provided free Wi-Fi with a 30 minute limit. Passengers will now have access to unlimited Wi-Fi — plus streaming capabilities — with rolling ads […]
  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact. So […]
  • German business confidence falls amid trade tensions

    BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey showed a bigger-than-expected drop in German business confidence amid worries about international trade tensions, but Tuesday’s report doesn’t necessarily signal any serious problems for Europe’s biggest economy. The Ifo institute said its barometer of managers’ sentiment in Germany declined to 102.1 points for April from 103.3 last month. […]
  • New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. By that measure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned triumphant this week from a trip to Europe. Ardern met with the leaders of Germany and France and got support for a free trade agreement. She was […]
  • Global stocks mostly rise amid upbeat corporate earnings

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday as company earnings reports continued to largely beat expectations, suggesting the economy remains strong despite concerns about trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,608 while France’s CAC 40 was little changed at 5,437. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,421. U.S. shares […]
  • Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

    DHAMRAI, Bangladesh (AP) — A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned factory site, […]
  • Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from the administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which may result in […]
  • Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country’s image. As questions swirled about the glossy magazine’s origins, the Saudis said they […]
  • From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as “Spider-Man” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad […]
  • Power-sucking Bitcoin ‘mines’ spark backlash

    Bitcoin “miners” who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York’s northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation’s cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this often-snowy region. But as the once-high-flying bitcoin […]
  • Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his chambers has damaged the public’s faith in the judicial system and can no longer command the respect necessary to remain on the bench, the head of the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct said Tuesday. Howard V. Neff III, […]
  • Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earnings

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector. The South Korean chipmaker, which supplies to Apple, reported 3.1 trillion won ($2.9 billion) earnings for the January-March period, […]
  • United Airlines CEO did not get a bonus last year

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who was criticized for his initial response to a passenger being violently dragged off a plane, says he gave up his 2017 bonus. Munoz’s compensation, mostly in stock awards, fell to $9.6 million in 2017 from $18.7 million the year before. United Continental Holdings Inc. detailed it […]
  • Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company’s preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because Enbridge’s preferred route would carry Canadian tar sands crude from Alberta […]
  • Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

    NEW YORK (AP) — First, Jared Kushner’s big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it’s the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey. Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family company are […]