Business

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Supreme Court Arbitration

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about...

Business

Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

Costly Cottage

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million. The Orange County Register reports the price of the tiny abode in tony Laguna Beach dropped to $998,900 this month after being...


Business

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

CEO Pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that...


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The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

APTOPIX Sexual Miscconduct Weinstein-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


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Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...


Lifestyle

Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to land, water and wildlife. The ruling from a state district...


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APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Tesla Crash Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked...


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Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

Arctic Shipping Lanes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The International Maritime Organization, an arm of the United Nations, accepted routes proposed by the United States and...


National

Deal dead with investor for Alaska mine project near fishery

Alaska Mine Fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...


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AP Top Business News at 6:24 p.m. EDT

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest Bill to create health care price controls in California dies Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed...


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Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday. A resolution of...


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