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  • Editor who posted editorial on blog without permission fired

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the newspaper’s hedge fund owners without the publisher’s permission has been fired. Dave Krieger tweeted Wednesday night that he was fired earlier in the day, though he didn’t say why. The editorial page editor posted the piece on a […]
  • Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

    BEIJING (AP) — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China may shed […]
  • Samsung’s profit exceeds expectation thanks to memory chips

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday better-than-expected quarterly financial results as global data centers continued to fuel robust demand for its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit. The South Korean tech giant said it recorded 11.7 trillion won ($10.8 billion) for its January-March net income, up 52 percent […]
  • With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of […]
  • Caesars Entertainment plans to manage hotel in Baja, Mexico

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino company says it plans to build a beachfront non-casino hotel in the Mexican city of Puerto Los Cabos. Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora announced Wednesday that the $200 million Caesars Palace resort will be the company’s first Mexico property. Plans call for 500 rooms […]
  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    PHOENIX (AP) — The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. At least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. Those infected range in age […]
  • Regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees on loans that it advertised as having “no hidden fees,” but the company disputes that. The Federal Trade Commission says the San Francisco-based company often charged hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fees and didn’t properly disclose them. LendingClub says it […]
  • Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they’re in critical condition. It happened at a bustling downtown station just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, not long after public schools let out. The boys were waiting on the eastbound platform at the 8th Street […]
  • Maryland reaches $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen

    Maryland has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates for using devices in cars that violated the state’s environmental laws. Under the settlement announced Wednesday, the auto manufacturers will pay a $29.5 million penalty. They also agreed to choose a Maryland-based port facility to provide support to Volkswagen operations valued […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s troubles with Russian election meddlers, “fake news” and misused data have dominated headlines globally and caused endless headaches for the social media site. But it’s not affecting the site’s bottom line, as advertisers continue to flock to Facebook in droves. There is […]
  • DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the “Back to the Future” movies that used his iconic car. The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors known simply as “the DeLorean,” was featured in the 1985 movie starring Michael […]
  • ConocoPhillips wins $2 billion arbitration against Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela’s state oil company, compounding the financial woes of the socialist-run nation as it struggles to feed its population. The award represents the equivalent of more than 20 percent of the cash-strapped government’s foreign currency reserves. The Houston-based company […]
  • Missouri Supreme Court weighs whether ‘sex’ bias covers LGBT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender student and a gay man argued before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday that state law protects LGBT rights even though sexual orientation or gender aren’t mentioned in its human rights statute. The court heard cases involving a transgender student kept from a boys’ locker room and […]
  • Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processing giant Visa on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in its fiscal second-quarter profits from a year earlier on Wednesday, as more shoppers spent money on Visa’s network across all its major markets. The San Francisco-based company said it earned $2.61 billion in the period ending March 30, or $1.11 […]
  • Edwards Lifesciences, General Dynamics slip; Comcast rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Comcast Corp., up 91 cents to $34.26 The cable company had a solid first quarter and offered to buy U.K. broadcaster Sky for $30 billion. Texas Instruments Inc., up $4.58 to $103 The chipmaker’s profit and revenue came out ahead of Wall Street […]