News

State

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county’s decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race. Lawyers for Democrat Willie Grayeyes said in a statement the finding by...


Business

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Russia Soccer WCup Burger Bungle

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social media...


Business

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency’s hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks. For the CIA, the case against Joshua Adam Schulte has become an embarrassing and damaging episode known as the “Vault 7”...


Business

Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

Kate Spade Charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line ,...


Business

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

Amazon Berkshire JPMorgan Health Care

Three corporate giants seeking to attack rising health care costs have turned to a Harvard professor who has written books about the system’s many flaws. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have named Dr. Atul Gawande CEO of a venture the companies announced earlier this year: an...


Business

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157...


National Business

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

Battle For Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They...


Business

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a “mutilated” bill. The legislation has been closely...


Business

Deal struck on family leave, sales tax, $15 minimum wage

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers moved swiftly on Wednesday to approve a compromise bill that could keep proposals on paid leave, the minimum wage and a reduction in the sales tax from going before voters on the November ballot. The legislation, approved 126-25 by the Democratic-controlled...


Business

Seven business books that won't put you to sleep at the beach

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It’s summer. A time for light beach reads, juicy tell-alls and comic memoirs. When it comes to poolside reading, business books about team-building, strategy or management metrics written by “thought leaders” or management gurus can hardly compete. But that doesn’t...


‹ Newer Older ›
×