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FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, a man walks in shade of a building as other people rest at a bench in Tokyo. The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% in the October-December period, as growth got battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending. The seasonally adjusted data released Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, by the Cabinet Office comes amid looming fears about the damage the regional economy is almost certain to suffer from the outbreak of a new virus that began in China late last year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japanese economy sinks amid fears about virus impactThe Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% last quarter as growth was battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020, file photo shows a General Motors logo at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GM is pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments, the company said in a statement Sunday, Feb. 17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and ThailandGeneral Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
German court halts site preparation for Tesla factoryA German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert speaks at a news conference announcing the 2022 NBA All -Star game, in Cleveland. Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. The 58-year-old entrepreneur returned to his Detroit office early this year. In an interview with Crain's Detroit Business, he said he spends one or two days a week in his office, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Quicken Loans founder Gilbert back to work after strokeQuicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual 'State of Hungary' speech in the Varkert Bazaar conference hall of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
Hungary's Orban warns about climate crisis, slow EU growthHungary’s prime minister declared the past decade as the most successful of Hungary’s past century, but also said the country was threatened by the climate crisis, continuing population decline and “sinister menaces gathering over the European economy
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, a worker sprays disinfectant in a deserted mall in Beijing, China. Millions of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are bearing the rising costs of an anti-virus campaign that has shut down large sections of the economy. The government has imposed restrictions nationwide that have stalled travel and sales of real estate and autos. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Cost of China's anti-virus fight rises with workers idleMillions of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are bearing the rising costs of an anti-virus campaign that has shut down large sections of the economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Missouri farm awarded $265M in suit against BASF and BayerA jury has awarded $265 million in punitive damages to a Missouri peach grower who sued Bayer and BASF over damage to his orchards that he says was caused by the weedkiller dicamba drifting onto his trees
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo, a Houston home remains in disrepair after being damaged by the Jan. 24, 2020, explosion at a nearby industrial business. Last month's explosion at a Houston metal fabricating and manufacturing company that killed two workers and damaged hundreds of structures has renewed debate over the city's lack of zoning.   (AP Photo/ Juan Lozano)
Houston blast prompts safety debate in city with no zoningLast month’s explosion at a Houston metal fabricating and manufacturing company that killed two workers and damaged hundreds of structures has renewed debate over the city’s lack of zoning
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, a precinct captain from Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone showing the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus-reporting app. The botched Iowa caucuses may have been a cautionary tale on the perils of relying on previously unused technology for a grand civic event such as an election or the census. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdownSome observers worry that this year's census carries the same potential for mayhem as last month's Iowa caucuses, except on an infinitely larger scale
The Associated Press1 day ago
A protest sign is displayed on a tree by a roadside protest camp across the street from a High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line compound near the village of Harefield in north west London, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Britain's Conservative government is set to approve a contentious, expensive plan for a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England, despite opposition from environmentalists and even some members of the governing party. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Lawmaker questions China's offer to build UK high speed railA prominent British lawmaker has warned that allowing China's state-run rail construction company to build a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England would be “extremely questionable
The Associated Press1 day ago
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