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France's Total boosts Cypriot gas plan as it eyes Iran exit

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — French energy company Total says it is looking to expand its search for natural gas off Cyprus’ south coast and seeks to secure another exploratory drilling license, days after warning it could exit Iran over renewed U.S. sanctions there. Stephane Michel, Total’s Middle East...


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General Electric's train engine division will tie up with railroad equipment maker Wabtec

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric’s train engine division will tie up with railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth $11 billion.


Business

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

US Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...


Business

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

Britain Europe Data Privacy Small Biz

LONDON (AP) — Lisa Meyer’s hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time Meyer is focused on hairstyles, color trends and keeping up with appointments. But now she’s worried about...


Government

Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

Inauguration Trials

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of people over a violent protest that smashed downtown storefront windows...


Business

State regulators unveil nationwide crackdown on suspicious cryptocurrency investment

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Securities regulators across the United States and Canada announced dozens of investigations Monday into potentially deceitful cryptocurrency investment products, the largest coordinated crackdown to date by state and provincial officials on bitcoin scams. As many as...


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Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

Facebook Privacy Scandal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long...


Government

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I’ve needed in the past...


Government

Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

Trump-Russia-Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be...


Business

Europe wary as Italy moves toward populist government

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations, 11 weeks after elections left the country with a hung parliament. The prospect of a 5-...


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