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

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

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Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up...


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NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey’s state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fees” as part of any sports...


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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn't brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — Federal investigators say the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but didn’t stop because emergency braking was disabled. In a preliminary report on the crash, the National Transportation...


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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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...


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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...


World

CEO, board members quit Russian metals giant amid sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aluminum maker Rusal says its CEO and seven board members have quit, a move that comes as the company struggles to survive U.S. sanctions. U.S. has hit Rusal and its major shareholder, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, with sanctions cutting the company off from international...


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Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

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


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake China’s Tencent: Tech world must tackle privacy concerns Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing Las...


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China's Tencent: Tech world must tackle privacy concerns

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PARIS (AP) — China’s biggest tech company says the industry needs to tackle users’ privacy concerns and the risks posed by advancing technologies. Seng Yee Lau, senior executive vice president of Tencent, told The Associated Press on Thursday that tech companies should invest more in education. The...


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China's Li says German companies welcome amid US trade spat

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BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that China welcomes German companies during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel that gives Beijing an opportunity to try to recruit an ally in its trade feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both China and Germany are embroiled in disputes with...


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