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  • Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

    Some business leaders are condemning the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally, but it’s unclear what impact — if any — they will have. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was donating money to groups that help immigrant families get legal advice and translation services […]
  • Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham’s description of “zero tolerance” detention facilities for children separated from their parents as “essentially summer camps.” “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan raised the possibility of no longer working with the 20th Century Fox television studio […]
  • Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership stakes or including stock. VW and Ford say an […]
  • Disney names new Animation, Pixar chiefs post-Lasseter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations. Both Oscar-winners and veterans of the Walt Disney Company, Lee, who co-directed […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index slipped 11.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,762.57. The Dow Jones industrial average declined […]
  • Caterpillar, Facebook and Baidu drop while CVS climbs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Caterpillar Inc., down $5.38 to $143.30 Industrial companies fell after President Donald Trump proposed more tariffs on Chinese imports and China said it would retaliate. Facebook Inc., down 82 cents to $197.49 Technology companies fared worse than other sectors of the market Tuesday. […]
  • CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ gathers audience week by week

    NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine “60 Minutes” was not television’s most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company’s cumulative measurement of programs may not mean much in the business […]
  • Fast facts on daily trade developments as Trump raises risks

    WHAT’S HAPPENING President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations edged toward a trade war. In response, China threatened “comprehensive measures,” raising the risk that it would target major American companies operating in China. Trump’s proposed new tariffs would […]
  • Nebraska advances execution plans despite secrecy concerns

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state’s longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge’s order this week to identify their supplier. The Nebraska attorney general appealed the judge’s ruling on Tuesday as it pushes in a separate case to set […]
  • Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this fall. The Texas senator, who has become a frequent ally of […]
  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending June 17, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : 1. The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson – 9780316412711 – (Little, Brown and Company) 2. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger – 9781476778464 – (Simon & Schuster) 3. Something in the Water […]
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 17, 2018: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Minecraft. Mojang 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. PlantSnap […]
  • Business leaders speak out against child separation policy

    DETROIT (AP) — Business leaders are condemning the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally. The Business Roundtable, a lobbying group that includes the CEOs of Walmart Inc., General Motors Co., Boeing Co. and Mastercard Inc., released a statement Tuesday urging the immediate end to the […]
  • American: Computer system behind cancellations ‘stabilized’

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it has “stabilized” a computer system that failed at one of its affiliate carriers, causing the cancellation of 2,500 flights over the past week. The failure occurred in computers used to schedule crews for PSA Airlines, which is owned by American and operates many American Eagle regional flights. “It’s […]
  • Spanish royal couple visit White House to finish up US trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday welcomed Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House. King Felipe described his first Oval Office meeting with the president as a “great end to a perfect visit.” The royals are in the U.S. to mark the 300th anniversaries […]