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HONG KONG (AP) — Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong's few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic.With a knife in his right hand, Cheung Shun-king turns the tile with the other to …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to U.S. technology giants.While investors appear to have shrugged it off for …
BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported.The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred …
BEIJING (AP) — Security is tight and traffic snarled in the Chinese capital as world leaders gather for a conference on Beijing's sweeping "Belt-and-Road" infrastructure initiative.The meeting starting Thursday brings together leaders or envoys from three dozen countries including Malaysia, …
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Inside one of Walmart's busiest Neighborhood Market grocery stores, high resolution cameras suspended from the ceiling point to a table of bananas. They can tell how ripe the bananas are from their color.When a banana starts to bruise, the cameras send an alert to a …
TOKYO (AP) — Detained former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, signaling he would likely soon be released.Ghosn was arrested in November, released on bail in March but re-arrested in April on new allegations and …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A father and son from Japan can be freed from federal custody to live with relatives in a rented Las Vegas apartment pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme, a judge decided Wednesday.U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam …
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese court approves release for detained Nissan ex-chair Carlos Ghosn on 500 million yen, or $4.5 million, bail.
The Associated Press is joining with the Religion News Service and the nonprofit publisher The Conversation to form a global initiative to expand news reporting on religion in the United States and around the world.The collaboration is being funded by an 18-month, $4.9 million grant from Lilly …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after U.S. stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 22,247.14. South Korea's Kospi fell nearly 0.3% to 2,195.56. …
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.During a nearly …
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday.Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy.The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday as a contingency against the …
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk had prepped Wall Street for a first quarter loss but analysts were still stunned by its size: $702.1 million, among the company's worst quarters in the past two years.The net loss was more than double what analysts had predicted as Tesla's sales …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration."We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the …
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials won't allow popular Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete's to convert to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation," according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.But state Division of …
NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding war is breaking out over Anadarko Petroleum, with Occidental making an offer that it says is about a 20% premium to Chevron's deal announced earlier this month, a rare move not often seen in the U.S. oil industry.Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. said the …
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's economy is in "free fall" a year after anti-government protests were violently repressed by the government and its supporters, the country's leading business association said Wednesday.Sectors such as tour operators, auto dealers and medical equipment …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has not detailed what changes it wants to see in its contract with Wisconsin for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people, Gov. Tony Evers said in an interview Wednesday.Foxconn insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project, while …

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