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Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy…

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.

Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

Markets Right Now: Relief over easing tensions lifts stocks


NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. Signs of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China sent stocks solidly higher on Wall Street, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its…

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Hope for US-China trade progress sends stocks jumping

NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world's two biggest…

Seattle's Magnolia Bridge won't be replaced; alternatives on the table

For the 15,000 cars that traverse the Magnolia Bridge each day, the days of using that bridge are numbered. Replacing the bridge would be too expensive, so instead officials are weighing alternatives.


US Treasury bills rates rise to highest in nearly a decade


WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, reaching their highest levels in nearly a decade for the third week in a row.


Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite losing the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal executive Don Blankenship says he'll continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates the state's "sore…


General Electric continues transformation; $11B rail deal

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric will tie its train engine division to the railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate.

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against…


Downtown penthouse is a glittery glass jewel box

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With views from every glass corner, this corner condo in the Cristalla building downtown promises soaring vistas; in return, it asks $1.160 million.


Fifth Third spends $4.7 billion for Chicago's MB Financial

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp is buying Chicago's MB Financial for about $4.7 billion, mostly in stock.


From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

LONDON (AP) — Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers.

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday.


This Week: Fed minutes, home sales, durable goods orders


A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:; READING BETWEEN THE LINES The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its most recent policymakers' meeting on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 20

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Saturday, May 19

High-tech, sphere-shaped arena coming to Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday.

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

SHANGHAI (AP) — "Panda Beer," ''Little General," ''Flying Fist IPA," and "Mandarin Wheat" are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting…

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of orange boxes containing Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with cash and jewelry being…

Phone data-leak company: No record of location-data abuse

A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization.

Friday, May 18

US stock indexes cap choppy trading week with a mixed finish

Despite a choppy week of trading and a mixed finish for U.S. stocks, the market extended its recent streak of relative calm Friday.

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

Campbell Soup CEO out, steel tariffs to bite soon

NEW YORK (AP) — The top executive at Campbell Soup will retire and the company is undergoing a strategic review as it tries to revive sales that have been under pressure due to shifting American tastes and rising costs.

Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Thursday, May 17

Toshiba's chip sale to consortium wins regulatory approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. said Thursday the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including one it was…

European stocks higher as Brent crude breaches $80 a barrel

LONDON (AP) — European stocks brushed aside earlier losses in Asia to rise solidly Thursday with oil companies in demand as the international measure of oil struck its highest level in three-and-a-half years after French oil giant Total…

Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street.

Car data: Utah Tesla driver had hands off wheel before crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn't touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck stopped at a red light last week, a summary of…