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Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadline

Dec 15, 2017

Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker announces support for tax bill, boost for GOP

Dec 15, 2017

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker announces support for tax bill, boost for GOP

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China

Dec 15, 2017

A Spanish court has granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs which swindled people in China out of millions of euros (dollars) by telephone

Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax dispute

Dec 15, 2017

Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015

US rig count falls by 1 this week to 930, Pennsylvania up 3

Dec 15, 2017

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. went down by 1 this week to 930

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio will back $1.5 trillion tax bill, strengthening chances Congress will OK bill next week

Dec 15, 2017

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio will back $1.5 trillion tax bill, strengthening chances Congress will OK bill next week

Recalls this week: crib and toddler bed mattresses, tractors

Dec 15, 2017

Recalls this week include crib and toddler bed mattresses, arrow nocks, tractors

In about-face, Ryanair recognizes unions to avert strikes

Dec 15, 2017

Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season

Jurors in soccer bribery trial head home for weekend

Dec 15, 2017

Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations

DVF's chief creative officer steps down

Dec 15, 2017

Fashion house DVF, founded by designer Diane von Furstenberg, says chief creative officer Jonathan Saunders is stepping down.

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