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Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid

Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid

Amazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.

Business economists see US slowing but avoiding recession

Business economists see US slowing but avoiding recession

Business economists expect U.

Stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus

Stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus

Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street as investors weighed the possibility of more U.

Fed is likely to reinforce a message of continued low rates

Fed is likely to reinforce a message of continued low rates

The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the foreseeable future.

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier this year.

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

T-Mobile is about to face 14 state attorneys general in court in defense of its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump.

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel Physics Prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Some climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study.

French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

French activists have waved stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest to try to push France to do more to fight climate change.

Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

Brazil's environment minister says the country can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich nations.

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story

Tufts University is ending its relationship with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin Purdue Pharma.

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Relatives of passengers who died in one of two crashes of a Boeing 737 Max say U.S. regulators should re-examine all critical systems on the plane and not just the one suspected of playing a role in the accidents.

Official: China hopes for US trade pact as tariff hike nears

Official: China hopes for US trade pact as tariff hike nears

A Chinese official says Beijing wants prompt settlement of its trade war with Washington.

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

An attorney has told a Los Angeles jury it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding him as a pedophile during a Twitter spat.

Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump's bias against the company harmed its chances at winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

In a long anticipated safety report, ride-sharing giant Uber says more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election has become an issue again after the social media platform Reddit concluded that leaked government documents on Brexit trade was linked to Russian operators.

Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale

Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale

Saudi Arabia will reduce government spending in 2020 as the kingdom's budget deficit widens to $49 billion amid sluggish oil prices.

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

NATO-affiliated researchers say social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity.

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Researchers say careless cellphone use can lead to facial cuts, bruises and fractures.

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medications.

Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

Saudi Arabia is expected to set a new record on Wednesday with the sale of a sliver of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at $1.7 trillion.

North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism.