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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior police official said Friday that authorities were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people."We are investigating to find those responsible. We have not mentioned any …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 21,402.57 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,165.00. South …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent to 21,368.54 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to …
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson's shoe ripped apart, Nike's stock price took a hit.The freak injury during one of the college basketball season's marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave few clues Thursday as to the status of its talks with billionaire Carl Icahn, who has taken a large stake in the casino giant and says he wants fundamental changes in the company.In a conference call following Caesars' fourth-quarter earnings …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would now move …
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the bill, signed Thursday, received …
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature.Many residents have testified in favor of the …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children.A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on …
BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s.North and South united into a youthful nation that now has 95 million people, …
MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house's creative director for 54 years.The fashion house said in notes for its Milan Fashion Week show that the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection "is the final collection …
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been released from federal custody.Skilling was discharged Thursday after serving 12 years in prison and six months in a halfway house after being convicted for his actions that led to one of the worst corporate meltdowns in …
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles.The company said Thursday that in September, a group of employees reported possible problems with a mathematical model used to calculate …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees.The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to current and future employees. Employees that have …
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country's border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group on Thursday announced plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term.Surveys conducted by Priorities USA suggest Trump is vulnerable in many of the same …
Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Thursday, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index.The losses were broad, with health care, financial, energy and communications companies accounting for much of the decline. The sell-off came as investors weighed mixed economic data and …
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:Avis Budget Group Inc., up $5.04 to $34.45Higher pricing helped boost revenue for the car rental company and its quarterly profit beat forecasts.Community Health Systems Inc., up 42 cents to $4.49The hospital operator's revenue jumped in …
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents are rallying their own troops. Nurses, doctors, engineers and homemakers have volunteered …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, breaking a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500.The modest decline in the benchmark index Thursday marked only the fourth loss this month.The losses were …

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