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Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York...

 

Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have b...

 

Business economists see US slowing but avoiding recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists expect U.S. economic growth to decelerate this year and next but for the economy to avoid stumbling into recession, extending a record-breaking expansion already in its 11th year. The latest...

 

Gannett: 'Frontline' reporting jobs will be last to get cut

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8...

 

Texas approves licensing deal worth nearly $100 million

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas regents on Monday approved a new Longhorns product licensing management agreement in a long-term deal worth an estimated $100 million for the school. The contract with Collegiate Licensing Co. re-partners...

 

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask...

 

UNR promoting free-tuition for low-income students

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno is reaching out to prospective students about financial aid opportunities for lower income families. School officials hosted a news conference Thursday with students who have received free tuition,...

 

Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the...

 

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can't find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November's robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now...

 

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei...

 

Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

WATFORD, England (AP) — Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO's professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and...

 

Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it's not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew...

 

Fiber optic firm sets $50M expansion, with plans to hire 137

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — A Japanese company plans a $50.2 million expansion of its Georgia fiber optic cable plant, adding 137 jobs. OFS Fitel, the fiber-optic unit of Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., seeks tax breaks and financing from the Carrollton...

 

Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. That's just behind the $7.9 billion haul of...

 

Online shoppers boost small business sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shoppers, many of them using smartphones, spent $3.6 billion buying online from small businesses on Saturday. Adobe Analytics, which tracks online sales, says that's up 18% from a year earlier. Adobe reports that holiday...

 

Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stocks broadly lower

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology companies led stocks broadly lower, getting the market off to a weak start for the month after a strong November. Adobe fell 2.2% Monday and...

 

New Mexico utility stands by plan to close coal-fired plant

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric provider says continued operation of a coal-fired power plant using carbon-capture technology wouldn't be in the best interest of utility customers. Public Service Co. of New Mexico made the...

 

Navajo Nation to convert methane into hydrogen for power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced this week it has signed a contract with renewable energy companies to convert methane vented from its oil producing operations in southeastern Utah into more eco-friendly hydrogen. The plan was...

 

Black Friday kicks off scramble in a shorter shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the...

 

World shares mostly slide in 'Black Friday' retreat

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a "Black Friday" sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for...

 

Navajo Nation to convert methane into hydrogen for power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced this week it has signed a contract with renewable energy companies to convert methane vented from its oil producing operations in southeastern Utah into more eco-friendly hydrogen. The plan was...

 

BP sells Colorado gas and oil field stake to European firm

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — BP American Production Co. says it has sold its stake in a Colorado natural gas and oil field to a European company. The Durango Heralds reports the energy company agreed to a sale of its San Juan Basin assets to IKAV for an...

 

Idaho utility will dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho...

 

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that's meant to reduce the appeal of the...

 

Major US stock indexes hit record highs amid trade optimism

More encouraging signs that trade talks between the U.S. and China are on track kept investors in a buying mood Tuesday, nudging the major stock indexes to record highs for the second straight day. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer...

 

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