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New EU online-privacy laws take effect

updated: 05/26/2018 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation's technology companies new headaches.

Trump's move to save ZTE opposed

posted: 05/26/2018 1:58 a.m. Comments 2

President Donald Trump's administration has informed members of Congress that it has reached an agreement that will allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Groups report worker abuses

posted: 05/26/2018 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Women working in Asian factories in Walmart Inc.'s garment supply chain are subjected to sexual harassment, abuse and violence, according to research conducted by a coalition of worker-rights organizations.

Brazil truckers strike for 5th day

posted: 05/26/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

A paralyzing truckers' strike in Brazil entered its fifth day on Friday, prompting the president to deploy national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of world's largest cities and potentially devastating livestock losses.

Durable-goods sales down as aircraft orders dip

posted: 05/26/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in April as demand for aircraft weakened. But a key category that tracks business investment rose after sliding in March -- a sign of health for American industry.

S&P 500's average CEO pay at $11.7M

posted: 05/26/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raising the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million.

On Computers: Negative online reviews can be cathartic — and litigable

posted: 05/26/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Online reviews can get people in trouble. In a case reported by The Washington Post, an angry bride and groom accused a wedding photographer of being a con artist for holding their photos “hostage” until they selected a cover photo and paid $125 to complete the album.

Bill on health care price controls dies

posted: 05/26/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year.

Market Report: Stocks drop as oil prices decline

updated: 05/26/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses.

Business news in brief

updated: 05/26/2018 1:53 a.m. Discuss

LR's Windstream finishes its reverse split

NEWS IN BRIEF

updated: 05/26/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Tyson to close plant in Georgia after fire

After fire, Tyson permanently closes chicken plant in Georgia

posted: 05/25/2018 3:19 p.m. Discuss

After catching fire last month, a Tyson Foods chicken plant will permanently shutter in Dawson, Ga., affecting more than 300 workers and the local economy.

Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise control

posted: 05/25/2018 11:55 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

Owner: Remaining Mexico Chiquitos in central Arkansas to stay open despite 2 recent closures

updated: 05/25/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A pair of Mexico Chiquito locations have been shuttered within the past year, but the company said Thursday that the two remaining restaurants in central Arkansas are not set to close.

President signs law to slacken bank rules

posted: 05/25/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a bill that rolls back banking regulations passed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, declaring it a "big deal for our country."

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