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U.S. hits at NAFTA skilled-job visas

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is working to slash the number of visas granted to Canadian and Mexican professionals as part of ongoing NAFTA negotiations among the three countries. Continue reading...

Scrutiny of tech industry widens

Mnuchin urges antitrust review

Subscriber onlyTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday urged the Justice Department to examine the power that large technology firms such as Google have over the American economy, making him the latest U.S. official to back antitrust review of the industry. Continue reading...

Drought worsens for rangeland

Some Oklahomans log under 2 inches of rain in 7 months

Subscriber onlyOKLAHOMA CITY -- Worsening drought conditions have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources across the U.S. Southern Plains, climatologists from the region said Monday. Continue reading...

GE jumps with $11.1B Wabtec rail deal

Subscriber onlyGeneral Electric Co. rose the most in a month as Chief Executive Officer John Flannery took the biggest step yet in his plan to revitalize the beleaguered manufacturer: merging its century-old locomotive business with Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion. Continue reading...

Wells Fargo to expand auto lending

Subscriber onlyWells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan said the firm is ready to increase lending for car sales after pulling back last year, and it's now looking with consternation at the commercial real estate market. Continue reading...

Smaller-scale outfits battle big operators as drone work soars

Subscriber onlyAndy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now, that same work fetches about $175. Continue reading...

Volcano fires up insurance questions

In Hawaii, home damage by lava a coverage worry

Subscriber onlyPatricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Continue reading...

Entrepreneurs recall initial flubs

The right price, name, marketing ploy often hit-and-miss

Subscriber onlyApril Oury started her physical therapy practice 14 years ago wanting to give all aspects of her business the same focus and attention to detail she gave patients -- even when it came to choosing paint colors or an Internet provider. Continue reading...

Amazon tries Whole Foods-Prime link

Subscriber onlyAmazon has linked its Prime program with its first batch of Whole Foods Market stores, offering members of the shoppers' program a 10 percent discount on sale items and other deals on select grocery items. Continue reading...

More restaurants listing lamb on menu

Subscriber onlyRestaurant chains are tempting diners with that perennial black sheep of American meat: lamb. Continue reading...

New Orlando attractions power jump in park attendance

Subscriber onlyThe arms race to build new theme park attractions in Orlando is paying dividends. Continue reading...

Battered survey firm to dissolve

British company files bankruptcy

Subscriber onlyJennifer and Rebekah Mercer, daughters of Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer, are liquidating Cambridge Analytica, the troubled data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and caused a global Facebook privacy scandal in recent months. Continue reading...

Trump urges shipping-cost raise

Sources say president wants to double rates for Amazon

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Continue reading...

China offered to cut trade gap by $200B, Trump adviser says

Subscriber onlyChina offered to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. by "at least $200 billion" in talks to head off a possible trade war, the director of the White House National Economic Council said. Continue reading...

Higher rates aid investors, hurt borrowers

Subscriber onlyInterest rates are climbing, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on whether you're saving or borrowing. Continue reading...

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