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Honda cutting production of Accords as buyers shift to SUVs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:18am

Honda is slowing production of Accord sedans as car buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks.

Malaysia to revive major China-linked property project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:46am

Malaysia's government said Friday it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property and transportation project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China's global "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

US home construction slips 0.3% in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:03am

U.S. home construction slipped 0.3% in March, as housing starts are running below last year's pace in a sign that inventory could be a challenge for would-be buyers.

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K cars due to rollaway risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:04am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.

Honeywell to clean up chemical pollution in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:51am

Federal authorities say they've reached a proposed settlement with two companies for the cleanup of a former chemical plant near the Cape Fear River.

US official lauds Cyprus' anti-money laundering efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:41am

A senior U.S. Treasury Department official says Cyprus has done "outstanding" work to curtail money laundering.

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:52am

Tens of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership and called for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff.

Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:19am

A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office.

Worth the risk? It's not easy to put a value on a cathedral

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:13am

Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark.

Global stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:21am

Global stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

China downplays political impact of global development push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19pm

China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere.

EPA seeks bids to clean up uranium mines in Southwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:43pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico.

US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:34pm

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Christopher Bodeen and Wang Shanshan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:06pm

Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma has long been an example of how the power of big dreams, strong leadership and sheer elbow grease can create massive fortunes in China's go-go economy.

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:31pm

Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit.

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:43pm

Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:14pm

Japan is getting ready for its biggest celebration in years with the advent of the Reiwa era of soon-to-be emperor Naruhito. That means big opportunities for businesses hoping consumers will splash out on long holidays and memorabilia.

Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:55pm

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants.

Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:57pm

A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:47pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.