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AP Top Business News at 1:09 a.m. EDT

The quest to end lost airline luggage
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit....

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War....

Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world....

Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple
LONDON (AP) -- In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law - and its government insists it doesn't want the colossal windfall....

The Latest: White House worries Apple deal to cost taxpayers
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):...

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare
NEW YORK (AP) -- Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying....

Law takes effect scrapping cap on alcohol content for beer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Craft brewers in Ohio now have the freedom to make boozier beers....

Police look into whether sun glare was factor in kayak crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a Manhattan pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River....

California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill
MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) -- Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state on Tuesday were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers who are paid by the hour....

Asian stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed in listless trading Wednesday ahead of key jobs data later this week in the U.S. that could lead to higher interest rates....

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