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US employers post record number of open jobs in August
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.
Oct 16 3:43PM AP

Ex-UN leader helps launch climate 'adaptation' initiative
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change.
Oct 16 3:34PM AP

Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat
A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.
Oct 16 2:53PM AP

Swallowing $16B purchase of Flipkart, Walmart cuts outlook
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) Walmart trimmed its profit outlook citing this year's $16 billion acquisition of the Indian online retailer Flipkart, its biggest deal ever.
Oct 16 2:23PM AP

Check-in with facial recognition now possible in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field.
Oct 16 1:52PM AP

US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence.
Oct 16 1:32PM AP

No Brexit deal could snarl major ports, hitting exports
HOOK OF HOLLAND, Netherlands (AP) Traffic moves quickly and smoothly at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal on the western edge of Europe's biggest port.
Oct 16 9:15AM AP

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries
WASHINGTON (AP) Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry gushed from a stage at the Washington Convention Center.
Oct 16 9:11AM AP

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65
SEATTLE (AP) Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
Oct 16 5:14AM AP

Q&A: What shoppers need to know about Sears' bankruptcy
NEW YORK (AP) Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt. The owner of Sears and Kmart stores says it will continue to operate through the bankruptcy.
Oct 16 4:53AM AP

After men's razors, Harry's launches shaving brand for women
NEW YORK (AP) Harry's has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.
Oct 16 4:12AM AP

The Amazon of its day, Sears' woes were years in the making
Before there was Amazon or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart there was Sears.
Oct 16 4:05AM AP

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms
Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
Oct 16 2:43AM AP

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.
Oct 16 1:41AM AP

Voter records offered for sale month ahead of elections
Security researchers say an estimated 35 million voter records from 19 U.S. states have been offered for sale on a dark web online forum.
Oct 15 11:13PM AP

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.
Oct 15 10:43PM AP

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years
WASHINGTON (AP) The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending.
Oct 15 10:02PM AP

Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat
LONDON (AP) Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.
Oct 15 9:34PM AP

Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day
Before there was Amazon or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart there was Sears.
Oct 15 9:15PM AP

Q&A: What shoppers need to know about Sears' bankruptcy
NEW YORK (AP) Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt. The owner of Sears and Kmart stores says it will continue to operate through the bankruptcy.
Oct 15 8:56PM AP