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With Trump's trade war, carmakers' bets on globalism may backfire from Detroit to Tokyo

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers. BMW makes...


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OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


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The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s powerful auto lobby group is warning against an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs on imported cars....


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EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are in retaliation for...


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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed...


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Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...


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Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members’ requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge’s earlier decision. The...


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TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

BERLIN (AP) — TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with “warming stripes” while on air. Meteorologists from the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong and Canada sported the...


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AP Top Business News at 12:35 p.m. EDT

OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax Oil...


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