Industries

China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi

Nov 22, 2017

Entering his second term as Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping sits at the helm of China's most lavish cult of personality since the founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong

Yellen says Fed needs to avoid 'boom-bust'cycle in economy

Nov 22, 2017

Yellen says biggest challenge facing the central bank will be to craft an interest rate policy that avoids 'boom-bust' cycle

AP source: MLB, Japanese counterpart agree on posting deal

Nov 22, 2017

Major League Baseball, it's Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week

Witness: Men accused of bribes negotiated sale to Qataris

Nov 21, 2017

Witness says sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president

Report details Zetas total control over Mexican prison

Nov 21, 2017

Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas cartel modified vehicles and manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel

Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet

Nov 21, 2017

Venezuelan authorities say they have detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, for alleged corruption

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Nov 21, 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

State gives initial OK for $5.6M to help Icahn raze casino

Nov 21, 2017

A New Jersey redevelopment agency has given preliminary approval to a $5.6 million payment to billionaire investor Carl Icahn to help pay for the demolition of part of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino

TransCanada: Keystone oil leak a sudden, 'immediate' event

Nov 21, 2017

A TransCanada Corp. official says he believes an estimated 210,000-gallon oil leak in South Dakota from the Keystone pipeline was a sudden and "immediate" event

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

Nov 21, 2017

The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue

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