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  • WASHINGTON— Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to carry out their years-long promise to dismantle and replace...

  • REDDING, Calif. _ Bank of Commerce Holdings on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $2.9 million. The Redding, California- based bank said it had earnings of 18 cents per share. Bank of Commerce shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:. THE FACTS: A homeless man from Mexico was arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday in California, but a Sonoma County sheriff's official says the fire doesn't appear to be linked to the wildfires that have killed dozens. Spencer Crum tells The Associated Press the blaze was a small fire in a park that was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo- based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the U.S. trademark on the term animoji and that Apple's use of the...

  • WASHINGTON— Employers cut jobs in six U.S. states last month, particularly in hurricane-hit Florida, while hiring increased in five and was mostly unchanged in 39 states. The Labor Department said Friday that Florida lost 127,000 jobs last month, mostly in hotels, restaurants and in construction, after Hurricane Irma flooded much of the state.

  • Oct 20- U.S. energy regulators will pay attention to natural gas supply issues in Southern California and New England this winter, but overall they do not see major factors that would lead to significant market disruptions. But FERC warned "there is always the possibility of unforeseen events" and said it will "pay particular attention to issues at Aliso Canyon...

  • Whether she becomes a doctor depends on whether Congress finds an alternative to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Donald Trump phased out last month. "It's mostly a tragedy of wasted talent and resources," said Mark Kuczewski, who leads the medical education department at Loyola University's medical school, where Arreola is...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. The National Association of Realtors said Friday existing home sales increased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million. "It's simply impossible to sell more homes when the number of homes for sale keeps falling,"...

  • So it said on Friday it was launching a programme of start-up collaborations in Paris as it ramps up digital investments and seeks out new beauty products like its "smart" hairbrushes. The French group said it was looking to develop more inventions at a site for start-up companies in Paris, where 10 to 12 firms will work on projects with L'Oreal every year.

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalises on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics. After London it plans shoe models inspired by Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Shanghai. Adidas relies on more than one million workers in...

  • SoftBank Group Corp. founder, Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

    Deep-pocketed financiers have enabled startups to spurn the regulatory hassles of an IPO even as they become larger than many public companies.

  • Oct 20- U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales. Smaller, local installers and solar advocates from California to Massachusetts are also raising the prospect of higher prices at sales consultations, in blog...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. Trump said last week his administration would stop paying billions of dollars in...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The Senate methodically worked through a pack of amendments, with Republicans rebuffing Democrats'...

  • This photo shows orange wine, a Salinia Wine Company 2012 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Pinot Gris, in New York

    The vineyards of NY's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.

  • BURDETT, N.Y.— The sloping vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. A lot of tea flavors, too, come through, "winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. The practice dates back thousands of years,...

  • John Zimmer

    Lyft has had talks with investment banks about an initial public offering next year, according to two people briefed on the discussions, the NYT reports.

  • San Diego- based Imprimis' therapy will cost 99 cents for a month's supply, with refills starting at $79 a month and the company will start selling prescriptions on Nov. 1, Imprimis' Chief Executive Mark Baum told Reuters. "Cyclosporine is off-patent, happens to be inexpensive and we buy it from FDA- registered manufacturers," Baum said. The company makes a $1 copycat of...

  • LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct 19- Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. "It's not surprising if these companies get 10 term sheets," said Nicole Quinn, an investing partner with...

  • LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct 18- Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. "It's not surprising if these companies get 10 term sheets," said Nicole Quinn, an investing partner with...