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Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products.
Economist who grew up in communist Bulgaria is new IMF chief

Economist who grew up in communist Bulgaria is new IMF chief

WASHINGTON — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism's premier institutions, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund.
Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader to investigate Bidens

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader to investigate Bidens

WASHINGTON — More than once, President Donald Trump brought up how much the U.S. has done for Ukraine. Time and again, he asked Ukraine's president for help.
Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow

Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs Inc. will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the U.S.
Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

DETROIT — Contract talks between General Motors and striking United Auto Workers took a step closer to reaching an agreement Wednesday when committees finished their work and sent it to the top bargainers.

US House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.
Lawmaker urges FAA to consider pilots' skills globally

Lawmaker urges FAA to consider pilots' skills globally

A key lawmaker is calling on U.S. regulators to take into consideration the skill level of pilots around the world and not just the United States when making improvements to Boeing's grounded airplane. Rep. David Price, D-N.C.
NY Gov. Cuomo, Food Network star Sandra Lee announce split

NY Gov. Cuomo, Food Network star Sandra Lee announce split

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Food Network star Sandra Lee have broken up after more than a decade of dating. The former couple announced the split with a joint statement issued Wednesday afternoon.
Juul move to end vaping advertising in the U.S. not extended to Canada

Juul move to end vaping advertising in the U.S. not extended to Canada

Sweeping changes at vaping giant Juul Labs were announced Wednesday, including a new CEO, a complete halt of broadcast, print and digital advertising in the U.S.
Space launch includes 1st flyer from United Arab Emirates

Space launch includes 1st flyer from United Arab Emirates

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — An American, a Russian and the first space flyer from the United Arab Emirates blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off at 6:57 p.m.