Business

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Supreme Court Arbitration

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about...

Business

AP Explains: What's changing under new data privacy rules

Belgium EU Facebook

Europe’s new data and privacy rules take effect Friday, clarifying individual rights to the personal data collected by companies around the world for targeted advertising and other purposes. Years in the making, the rules are prompting companies to rewrite their privacy policies and in some cases,...


National

Deal dead with investor for Alaska mine project near fishery

Alaska Mine Fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...


Business

'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

Amazon Echo Private Conversation

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family’s private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the Echo’s Alexa voice assistant misheard a word as “Alexa” — a trigger to...


Business

BC-OK-Ag Prices, OK

OK—GR110 Oklahoma City, OK Thu May 24, 2018 OK Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Oklahoma grain elevator cash bids as of 2:00 pm Thursday. U.S. No 1 HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (BU): .11 to mostly .15 higher. 4.37-5.39. Davis 4.37; Buffalo 5.19; Hobart 5.21; Eldorado, Shattuck 5.24; Alva, Frederick, Lawton,...


National

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

Sexual Misconduct-Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

APTOPIX Sexual Miscconduct Weinstein-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


Business

How Elon Musk became an inequality machine

Special To The Washington Post. Proxy season is done. Which executive got the most egregious pay package? That would be Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the serial corporate founder, rocket entrepreneur, would-be colonizer of distant planets, variously toiling to save humanity and, as summarized by Steven...


Business

Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends May. 21-May. 25. INCREASED DIVIDENDS AAON .16 from .13 B&G Foods .475 from .465 Cracker Barrel 1.25 from 1.20 Donaldson Co .19 from .18 First Connecticut Bncp .17 from .16 Independence Holding .15 from .10 Lam Research 1.10 from .50 Kilroy...


World

Brazil president says striking truckers could be removed

Brazil Truckers Protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America’s largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the military to use force in removing drivers and their parked vehicles from highways and other roads....


Business

Grains higher, livestock mixed

Wheat for Jul rose 12.75 cents at 5.4300 a bushel; Jul corn was up 1.75 cents at 4.0600 a bushel; Jul oats increased 4.75 cents at $2.4875 a bushel; while Jul soybeans gained 5.75 cents at $10.4150 a bushel. Beef higher and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle was up .25...


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