Business

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

China US Trade

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

Business

Novogratz says DOJ bitcoin manipulation probe a `good thing'

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Major cryptocurrency proponents seemed unfazed by news the Department of Justice has started a criminal probe into potential trading manipulation. Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said he’s not surprised by the allegations and welcomes the investigation, a sentiment echoed...


Business

Novogratz says DOJ bitcoin manipulation probe a `good thing'

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Major cryptocurrency proponents seemed unfazed by news the Department of Justice has started a criminal probe into potential trading manipulation. Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz said he’s not surprised by the allegations and welcomes the investigation, a sentiment echoed...


Business

NTSB: Self-driving Uber did not have emergency braking turned on

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The self-driving Uber that struck and killed a pedestrian in March initially misidentified the woman as a vehicle and was deliberately put on the road without its emergency braking system turned on, federal investigators said Thursday. “According to Uber, emergency...


Business

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

Tommy Chong At 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn’t just...


National

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

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


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

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...


Business

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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