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Reports: FTC may try to block Facebook from integrating apps

Dec. 13, 2019 4:29 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's stock dropped almost 3% in regular trading after news reports suggested that the FTC may take antitrust action to prevent Facebook from integrating its disparate messaging apps. The reports said the Federal Trade Commission may seek a court injunction that would block...

Mexican Senate ratifies changes to USMCA trade pact

Dec. 12, 2019 9:33 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted Thursday to approve the modifications negotiated this week to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA. The Senate vote of 107 to 1 gave approval to increased enforcement of labor and environmental rules. The vote clears the way for a revamped version...

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

Dec. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EST

GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. The three, including two of Lucas' cousins, were killed when a pickup truck slammed into a van carrying...

Tentative deal would avert possible looming federal shutdown

Dec. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues. The handshake agreement was announced by the chairwoman of...

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales

Dec. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality. Home to the two largest ports in the country in...

Continental Resources names new CEO after founder steps down

Dec. 12, 2019 7:45 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Billionaire oil tycoon Harold Hamm is stepping down as chief executive of Continental Resources Inc. to serve as executive chairman, company officials said. Beginning Jan. 1, Continental board member William Berry will take over as CEO for the Oklahoma City-headquartered company. Jack...

More people signing up for health insurance in California

Dec. 12, 2019 7:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people next year who...

US labor board rules for McDonald's in unionization case

Dec. 12, 2019 6:01 PM EST

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in McDonald's favor in a long-running case filed by 20 workers who were fired or faced retaliation for trying to unionize. The board said Thursday that it favors a settlement that will require McDonald's franchisees to pay $171,636 to the affected workers. The...

New York tries to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban

Dec. 12, 2019 3:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court, but a state council voted Thursday to keep it alive in case the judge rules in the state's favor. The state's Public Health and Health Planning Council voted Thursday to keep the emergency ban on the books for another 90...

Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agenda

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping. Hahn, a cancer specialist and hospital executive, won confirmation to the role of FDA commissioner with a vote of...