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  • The Bismarck Tribune reports that tribal chairman Dave Archambault II says he has spoken with Gov. A North Dakota sheriff says law enforcement will not clear out the large Dakota Access protest encampment in southern North Dakota, reiterating what law enforcement authorities have said for days. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said that authorities are...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to vacate by Monday, the Oceti Sakowin camp, the epicenter of pipeline opposition, is growing in size- and quickly winterizing in expectation of harsher weather. Yurts, a round tent popular in the cold tundra of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- President-elect Donald Trump, after threatening consequences for companies that move jobs overseas, turned to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico, drawing a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday. "Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • FARGO, N.D.— The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. The government has ordered hundreds of protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, on federal land in southern North Dakota by Monday,...

  • For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine.

  • It's a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from shipping 800 jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. "It's a great tactical success," Bill Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said of the Carrier announcement. Trump said the decision to preserve Carrier's factory jobs occurred after he had phoned the CEO of...

  • How a rebel Myanmar tin mine may up-end a global supply chain.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • ANKARA, Dec 3- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call for lower interest rates and said the government would take steps to ensure cheaper borrowing costs to promote consumption and economic growth. International investors have said Turkey needs more aggressive rate hikes to combat inflation and put a floor under the currency.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 3- German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron will explore with its Chinese suitor what can be salvaged of the planned takeover after a U.S. presidential order ruled the deal posed a national security risk, the company said on Saturday. President Barack Obama blocked China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring Aixtron's U.S....

  • BEIJING, Dec 3- Chinese insurance firms have significant risk management deficiencies, as they overly focus on asset management for profits and growth, a senior official at China's insurance watchdog said on Saturday. Vice chairman Chen Wenhui of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission said at a forum in Beijing that the insurance industry was "incorrect"...

  • BEIJING, Dec 3- China aims to increase direct funding for companies through financial instruments such as stocks by implementing a national investment standard, a senior official at the People's Bank of China said on Saturday. Fan told a forum in Beijing that China has a significant number of private investors with sufficient capital and the appetite for risk...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 3- President Jacob Zuma moved to reassure foreign investors on Saturday after all three major rating agencies kept South Africa's investment-grade status, granting the scandal-prone leader a reprieve after prolonged political turmoil. S&P Global Ratings downgraded the local debt of Africa's most industrialized country by one notch on...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....