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Nev. union support for Sanders shows limits of labor warning

MICHELLE L. PRICE

February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of Nevada’s most politically powerful labor group were warned by union leaders that Bernie Sanders’ plan would doom their prized health care, but they voted for him anyway.The casino workers of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 are powerful enough in Nevada Democratic ...

India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits

PAUL WISEMAN

February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people.Looks like they’ll have to wait.Talks between the Trump administration and New Delhi, intended to fo...

Uber resumes operating in Colombia after three-week hiatus

MANUEL RUEDA

February 20, 2020

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber restarted operations in Colombia on Thursday after shutting down its app for almost three weeks.In a statement, the platform said it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in the South American country.Uber said that from now on, its app will help users enter ...

Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground

February 20, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarette factory — four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain.Statements Thursday from Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were arrested...

Settlement approved in discrimination suit against Motel 6

JACQUES BILLEAUD

February 19, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action discrimination lawsuit that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared the whereabouts and private information of guests with immigration authorities who later arrested some of them.U.S. District Judge D...

France steps up investigation around Ghosn, Omani dealership

February 19, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn, opening a judicial inquiry into alleged money laundering, fraud and misuse of company assets during his time at the helm of the Renault-Nissan alliance.The prosecutor's office in the Paris subu...

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

JILL LAWLESS

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year.Farms, food factories and care h...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January. R...

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

JOE McDONALD

February 18, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked.Demand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-diseas...

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

ALEXANDRA OLSON and TERRY TANG

February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mul...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the Beijing auto show.Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1% to ...

Nissan shareholders furious at Ghosn scandal, dismal results

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker's top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the scandal-ridden departure of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.They got up, one by one, at an extraordinary shareholders’ meetin...