Business

June 15, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. The reviews were part of an assignment designed to teach students at the Boston Teachers Union School about opinion writing. They described some restaurants...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2010, file photo, the East Fork of the Jemez River cuts through Valles Caldera National Preserve, in N.M. Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as the Santa Fe National Forest that borders Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
June 15, 2018 - 3:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development. The decision by the Santa Fe National Forest follows...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2015 file photo, Jared Taylor speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia. A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. California Superior Court Judge Harold Khan ruled in Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday, June 14, 2018 on Twitter's request to dismiss the suit, court records show. Taylor claims Twitter permanently suspended accounts belonging to him and hundreds of other far-right users in December based solely on their political views and affiliations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
June 15, 2018 - 2:13 pm
A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter...
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June 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup is agreeing to pay $100 million to settle charges that its bankers manipulated an important interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages. It is the latest bank to settle charges related to the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate,...
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Angela Missoni gestures during a press conference in Milan, Italy, Friday, June 15, 2018. The family-owned Missoni fashion house has announced that the Italian investment fund FSI will take a 41.2 percent stake to help expand the business. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 15, 2018 - 11:54 am
MILAN (AP) — The family-owned Missoni fashion house announced Friday that Italian investment fund FSI will take a 41.2 percent stake in the firm to help expand the business and help usher the house toward an eventual public listing. Creative director Angela Missoni said the family will retain a 58...
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FILE- In this March 16, 2018, file photo, workers build washing machines on the assembly line at the Samsung washing machine facility in Newberry, S.C. On Friday, June 15, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for May. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
June 15, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1 percent in May, primarily dragged by a drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks. The Federal Reserve said Friday that the manufacturing component of industrial production fell 0.7 percent in May largely...
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FILE - This is a June 29, 2016, file photo showing Boris Becker at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Lawyers for Becker claimed in Britain’s High Court late Thursday June 14, 2018, that Becker's role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FILE)
June 15, 2018 - 10:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Retired German tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. The three-time Wimbledon champion took up the attache role in April. His lawyers claimed in...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their business dealings with Iran amid fears they'll be targeted for U.S. sanctions. The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — Germany, France and Britain — have vowed to keep...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, plastic straws from a McDonald's restaurant are shown in Doral, Fla. McDonald’s said Friday, June 15, 2018 it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies are facing increasing pressure from...
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June 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes over 12 years in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors, a state news agency reported. Xiang Junbo was the highest-ranking figure in Chinese finance to be ensnared in an anti-...
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