The Associated Press - Big Company News
DC Metro workers call for strike amid 2-year labor dispute
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) Members of the Washington Metro's largest union have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their leader to call for a strike amid an extended labor dispute.
Jul 16 3:07AM AP

China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions
BEIJING (AP) China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington.
Jul 16 2:42AM AP

Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S.
Jul 15 5:16PM AP

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost
DETROIT (AP) It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.
Jul 15 4:20PM AP

Rush on for casinos to start sports bets before football
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by Monday or risk not being approved in time for the start of football season.
Jul 15 3:45PM AP

Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles
LOS ANGELES (AP) "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust.
Jul 15 3:44PM AP

UK's Theresa May: Trump told me to 'sue the EU' over Brexit
LONDON (AP) Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to "sue" the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain's impending exit from the bloc.
Jul 15 1:47PM AP

C'est la vie: Canadians still visiting US despite trade flap
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn't seem to be having an impact on tourism. Not yet, anyway.
Jul 15 1:30PM AP

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events
NEW YORK (AP) Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events.
Jul 14 3:40PM AP

Passenger fury at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing
BERLIN (AP) Passengers of budget airline Ryanair expressed anger Saturday over the way the company treated them following an unscheduled landing in Germany that forced dozens to seek hospital treatment.
Jul 14 2:47PM AP

The Latest: "Baby Donald" blimp flies over Edinburgh march
LONDON (AP) The Latest on protests against President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local):
Jul 14 2:19PM AP

German authorities question Opel over diesel vehicles
BERLIN (AP) German automaker Opel reportedly faces questions over emissions from its diesel vehicles, an issue that's already tarnished many of its competitors.
Jul 14 10:12AM AP

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost
PARIS (AP) France's military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as soldiers prepare to march through Paris on Bastille Day.
Jul 14 7:20AM AP

Mueller probe IDs long-hidden hackers
PARIS (AP) On the morning of March 19, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes.
Jul 14 4:35AM AP

US agency urges automakers to speed up Takata recalls
DETROIT (AP) The U.S. government's road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
Jul 14 12:33AM AP

Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones
In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.
Jul 13 11:27PM AP

Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression.
Jul 13 10:06PM AP

Commerce's Ross selling stock in response to ethics concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he is selling off all his vast stock holdings after news reports raised questions about the timing of some of his stock transactions and he received a sharp reprimand from the chief federal ethics officer.
Jul 13 9:38PM AP

Pennsylvania reveals cyber intrusion in birth, death records
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania officials disclosed on Friday that they recently had to shut down the state's online system for requesting birth and death records for about a week after someone with apparent inside knowledge made unauthorized changes.
Jul 13 8:59PM AP

Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of US
MOSCOW (AP) Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Jul 13 5:40PM AP