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Ford electric vehicle chief sees more products, sales growth

Ford global electric vehicle chief Ted Cannis says the market for electric vehicles is sure to grow now that his company and other automakers are rolling out new vehicles

South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

South Korean prosecutors have summoned the country’s former justice minister as they expand an investigation into corruption allegations surrounding his family

Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed

Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes

Navajo company confident about Wyoming, Montana coal bonding

Navajo company confident about getting bonding for recently purchased coal mines in Wyoming and Montana

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Putin encourages BRICS to collaborate on anti-virus programs

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells fellow leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economy nations that he supports more cooperation in information and computing

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked…

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

California regulators order inquiry into power…

California regulators have opened a formal investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents

Hyundai to build Santa Cruz SUV at Alabama plant

Hyundai says it will be a pickup-style sport-utility vehicle at its plant in Alabama, which is being enlarged in a $410 million expansion project

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed out a wobbly day on Wall Street Wednesday with record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern…

A Southern California utility has agreed to pay $360 million to settle lawsuits brought by local governments over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment in the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

Hyatt removing small bathroom amenity bottles by 2021 in effort to reduce waste

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Ex-government health chief joins warnings about…

A former top government environmental health official is expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates public health threats

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6…

Facebook says it has removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September this year, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in…

US budget deficit in October jumps 33.8% to $134.5 billion as spending hits record

Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production…

Volkswagen is making Tennessee its North American base for electric vehicle production, breaking ground on an $800 million expansion at its plant in Chattanooga

Ex-lobbyist faces Nov. 25 sentencing for Arkansas bribery

Court records show that a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers will be sentenced in November

Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal…

United Auto Workers union to tighten financial controls, make ethics changes in wake of federal corruption probe

President Trump: Decision on auto tariffs coming…

President Trump says he’ll decide ‘very soon’’ whether to tax auto imports

Maybe banking culture doesn’t always make people…

Scientists say they were unable to confirm a highly publicized 2014 study that suggested banking culture can promote dishonesty

The Latest: US, Turkey remain divided on air…

President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fail to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies

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Switzerland OKs linkup with EU’s emissions trading system

Switzerland has approved a change to its environmental legislation allowing companies to take part in the European Union’s emissions trading system

Chinese citizen pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

Federal prosecutors say a Chinese national employed by a U.S. petroleum company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing trade secrets from his employer

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations