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U.S. threatens 20% tax on EU autos

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Friday threatened in a tweet to unilaterally impose a 20 percent tariff on all automobile imports from Europe, further breaking from Republicans in Congress and front-running an investigation he had ordered from the Commerce Department into whether these imports harm national security. Continue reading...

Airline's dog rule has fliers barking

Delta cites bites for pit bull policy

Subscriber onlyATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. Continue reading...

Panel raps union acts at Disney

Subscriber onlyORLANDO, Fla. -- A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision. Continue reading...

Dow ends skid as oil stocks climb

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyIRS tax-credit ruling buoys solar sector Continue reading...

Europe answers Trump's tariffs

Bourbon, motorcycles among U.S. products EU now taxes

Subscriber onlyGOTHENBURG, Sweden -- The European Union is making good on its threats to retaliate against U.S. tariffs, moving to impose penalties on $3.2 billion of U.S. products made by President Donald Trump's political base, like bourbon, motorcycles and orange juice. Continue reading...

Airport widens scanning of faces

All international flights included

Subscriber onlyORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. Continue reading...

In a first, Chanel posts its earnings

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- Synonymous with French high fashion and blockbuster Parisian runway shows, Chanel is one of the biggest brands in the global luxury business. Its octogenarian creative director and the personal style of its chic female founder are the stuff of legend. Continue reading...

Utility expects $2.5B bill for fires

Higher tab possible after probes, California’s PG&E; says

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- A Northern California utility said Thursday that it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October -- some of them ignited by its fallen power lines. Continue reading...

Airlines say sick-pay laws don't apply

Subscriber onlyFed up with state and local laws requiring private employers to offer paid sick days, airlines and a railroad have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt. Continue reading...

Consumer bureau is ruled unconstitutional by judge

Subscriber onlyA New York federal judge ruled Thursday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and that the watchdog agency should be eliminated. Continue reading...

Stocks fall; Dow slides for 8th day

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Shares of automakers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which stands to reduce company spending and earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped for the eighth day in a row. Continue reading...

Business News in Brief

Subscriber onlyIran firmly against OPEC output increase Continue reading...

Steel merger to bear 85 Fort Smith jobs

Subscriber onlyA new company, the result of a recent merger, is basing its manufacturing headquarters in Fort Smith, providing 85 new jobs to the area. Continue reading...

Commerce chief takes flak over tariffs

U.S. metal-making at risk, Ross says at Senate hearing

Subscriber onlyCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended the Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before Congress on Wednesday amid withering, bipartisan criticism from senators who called the levies unjustified and economically ruinous. Continue reading...

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