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  • Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.9 percent to finish at 22,278.12, helped by the weaker yen. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.7 percent to 5,924.60, and South Korea’s […]
  • Study: Bangladesh must do more to protect garment workers

    DHAMRAI, Bangladesh (AP) — The factory building had been expanded illegally, with additional floors stacked one on top of another. An engineer had declared it unsafe, and the thousands of people who worked inside, stitching garments for clothing brands from around the world, knew it was trouble. “That factory was very risky,” said Khadiza Begum, […]
  • Aimed at China, Trump’s tariffs are hitting closer to home

    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 […]
  • Judge faces punishment for sex acts in courthouse

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court will meet to consider the punishment for a judge who admitted to having a relationship with a courthouse employee that included sexual encounters in his chambers. The Supreme Judicial Court will hold a hearing Tuesday to explore sanctions for Judge Thomas Estes for his affair with social worker Tammy […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Latest: Administrative law judge rules on Enbridge

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An administrative law judge says 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 the company’s preferred route.   Administrative Law Judge Ann […]
  • Kansas welfare chief seeks more money for preventing abuse

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years and said her agency needs to hire dozens of workers who are not licensed social workers to conduct investigations into reports of abuse and neglect. The measures outlined by Gina Meier-Hummel, secretary of the state […]
  • Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy. Now in Utah, Romney is facing a new challenge from someone who shares his old opponent’s name but little else: State Rep. Mike Kennedy. The conservative lawyer […]
  • Cuomo proposes statewide ban on disposable plastic bags

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags Monday — though at least one leading environmental advocacy group says his plan doesn’t go nearly far enough in combating a leading source of litter and pollution. The legislation announced by Cuomo, a Democrat, would ban single-use plastic […]