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Japan records trade surplus in June despite US tariffsJapan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, the Richmond city skyline can be seen on the horizon behind the coal ash ponds along the James River near Dominion Energy's Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Va. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilitiesThe Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker. San Francisco Police arrested Lyft driver 36-year-old Vilchez Lazo last week and charged him with raping four women who he lured to his car pretending to be their rideshare driver. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrestRidesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker
The Associated Press2 hours ago
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules.
EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practicesThe European Union has fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android mobile operating system to install Google apps
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme CourtPennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are seen, in North Andover, Mass. American Express reports earnings Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
AmEx 2Q profit rises, but there are worry spots on lendingAmerican Express 2Q profits rise by 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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