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  • WASHINGTON— The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump's tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war. He urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to combat unfair trade practices. Mnuchin issued the comments Friday during the spring meetings...

  • FREMONT, Calif.— Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California. The New York Times reported Friday that the investigations come after the Center for Investigative Reporting catalogued a series of workplace injuries at Tesla. California's Division of Occupational Safety and...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 20- A Mexican judge has blocked a company associated with U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc from commercializing the image of artist Frida Kahlo, her family says, as it seeks to halt sales of a Barbie doll styled after the influential artist. The company said at the time that it had reached an agreement to manufacture the doll with the Frida Kahlo...

  • The engine explosion on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 on Tuesday was caused by a fan blade that broke off, the FAA said. "The unsafe condition," the FAA said in the order, "is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same design." That order will affect about 680 engines globally, including about 350 in the United States, the FAA said.

  • MONTREAL/ VANCOUVER April 20- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and unions Teamsters Canada and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, reached an agreement with to postpone a strike that was scheduled for Saturday. The unions said Friday the decision was made after Canadian Labour Minister Patty Hajdu agreed with Canadian Pacific's request to order...

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO- CO ACCELERATED PROGRAM TO INSPECT ALL FAN BLADES ON APRIL 17 AND WILL INSPECT ALL REMAINING ENGINE FAN BLADES WITHIN NEXT 30 DAYS.

  • Verizon called the probe "much ado about nothing," adding that it has been working with the Justice Department for several months "regarding the inquiry," according to spokesman Rich Young. The New York Times reported on Friday that the Justice Department had opened an investigation about five months ago after at least one device maker and one wireless carrier...

  • SANTIAGO, April 20- A union of flight attendants for LATAM Airlines subsidiary LAN Express rejected a new contract offer from the Chile- based carrier on Friday, continuing a 10- day-old strike that has affected more than 270,000 passengers. The 1,000- member Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express said 91 percent of its members agreed to reject the new offer.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 20- Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information, Acxiom Corp's chief executive said on Friday. Scott Howe told Reuters in a phone interview that Acxiom, among the largest U.S. data brokers, welcomed change and...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Apr Belgium OLO Auction 24- Apr United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 24- Apr Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 24- Apr Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 24- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2048 25- Apr United States Sale of 2- year...

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Mexico's central banker Alejandro Diaz de Leon and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde hold a news conference following talks among the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the policy making arm of the IMF- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Swedish central bank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Per...

  • **WASHINGTON, D.C.- Mexico's central banker Alejandro Diaz de Leon and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde hold a news conference following talks among the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the policy making arm of the IMF- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Swedish central bank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Per...

  • April 20- Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The European Union needs to be exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the United States in order to work with Washington on trade with China, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday. We cannot live with a kind of sword of Damocles hanging over our heads, " Le Maire told a press conference during the International...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The European Union needs to be exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the United States in order to work with Washington on trade with China, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday. We cannot live with a kind of sword of Damocles hanging over our heads, " Le Maire told a press conference during the International...

  • WASHINGTON— The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. Hart, 64, said he was planning to retire in November, but that the intense scrutiny resulting from the unusual rental arraignment with the head of the EPA led...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately and abolish a nuclear test site, and Trump said he looked forward to a summit with Kim. "North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 20- Mexican low-cost airline Volaris reported first-quarter results far below market expectations on Friday, sending its shares down by almost a fifth, and analysts said the company faces intense price competition and higher fuel costs. The stiff competition is in part a result of a 2017 open skies agreement between Mexico and the United...

  • Verizon called it "much ado about nothing," adding that it has been working with the Justice Department for several months "regarding the inquiry," according to spokesman Rich Young. The New York Times reported on Friday that the Justice Department had opened an investigation about five months ago after at least one device maker and one wireless carrier filed...

  • Verizon confirmed the Justice Department action, calling it "much ado about nothing," adding that it has been working with the Justice Department for several months "regarding the inquiry," according to spokesman Rich Young. The New York Times reported on Friday that the Justice Department had opened an investigation about five months ago after at least one...