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The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and...

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New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand Cow Disease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and,...


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San Francisco mulls ban on flavored vaping liquids, menthols

Flavored Tobacco Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, certain chewing tobaccos and vaping liquids with flavors like cotton candy, mango and cool...


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Shortage expected after floods smother Hawaii staple crop

Hawaii Floods Taro Crop

HONOLULU (AP) — Farmers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai say their state should brace for a shortage of its taro crop, a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, after record-breaking rains flooded their fields. The deluge hit the north shore community of Hanalei particularly hard. The region grows...


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New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease San Francisco mulls ban on flavored vaping liquids, menthols Shortage expected after floods smother Hawaii staple crop ‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office Swiss Re, Softbank call off talks on potential investment Eyes on...


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Eyes on Italy's president after he vetoes populists' choice

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — All eyes are on Italian President Sergio Mattarella after he vetoed the proposed euroskeptic economy minister of what would have been Western Europe’s first populist government. News reports said Mattarella would convene the former International Monetary Fund official, Carlo Cottarelli,...


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Swiss Re, Softbank call off talks on potential investment

GENEVA (AP) — Insurance company Swiss Re and Softbank have agreed to end discussions about a potential minority investment by the Japanese technology conglomerate. Swiss Re didn’t give reasons for the move in a brief statement Monday. The companies had announced in February that they were in...


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Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...


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Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate tax cuts

Australia Corporate Tax Cuts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government announced Monday that the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates after an opinion poll suggested the contentious reform had popular public support. The leader of a crucial minor party said she was reassessing her opposition to...


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Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Hong Kong Financial Markets

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent higher to 22,...


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Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Hong Kong Financial Markets

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was nearly flat at 22,445.27...


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