Business

The Latest: Trump: US needs 'people with training' for jobs

Jul 19, 2018

President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy

High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

Jul 19, 2018

A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Jul 19, 2018

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent

With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

Jul 19, 2018

Comcast's decision to drop its bid for Fox means Disney's $71.3 billion offer is likely to prevail

Bill aims to block foreign ownership of election systems

Jul 19, 2018

After Maryland officials announced that an election service vendor was acquired by a company linked to a Russian oligarch, two congressmen are introducing legislation requiring that election systems vendors are owned and controlled by domestic companies

Sales jump for book by former US ambassador to Russia

Jul 19, 2018

A memoir by the former U.S. ambassador whom Russian officials say they want to interview is in the top 10 on Amazon.com

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

Jul 19, 2018

The European Union's trade chief says that the bloc is already preparing a list of "rebalancing measures" in case U.S. President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts

Average US mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 4.52 percent

Jul 19, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 4.52 percent from 4.53 percent a week earlier.

The Latest: Watchdog nominee fails to sway Democrats

Jul 19, 2018

Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, didn't appear to win support from any Democrats at a hearing.

Southern Iraq's woes to continue, renewed protests possible

Jul 19, 2018

Frustration, anger in southern Iraq likely to continue, with renewed protests a possibility in the short term

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