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  • The Latest: PG&E: It will take time until outages not needed

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a massive power shut-off last week in Northern California (all times local): 2:07 p.m. The chief executive of California’s largest utility says it will take about a decade for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to get to the point where widespread safety outages are not necessary when fire […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    The S&P 500 index closed out a choppy week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led the slide, erasing some of the market’s gains from a day earlier. Communication services, industrials and health care stocks also fell. Investors continued to focus […]
  • Coca-Cola, Schlumberger advance while J&J, Gildan retreat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday. Coca-Cola Co., up 99 cents to $54.78 The world’s largest beverage maker reported improved sales of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and other products that helped it beat analysts’ third-quarter revenue forecasts. Intuitive Surgical Inc., up $36.85 to $566.25 The medical technology company handily […]
  • White House plans G-7 agenda, tells world to ‘get on board’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Get on board, world. That’s the message from the White House as it starts shaping plans for next year’s Group of Seven summit in Florida. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney this week outlined the priorities the administration would like America’s strongest allies to consider — and adopt — when […]
  • Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn is suing Wynn Resorts and executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen Nielsen’s civil lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses corporate […]
  • New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office declaring it “a new day” for the nation’s third-largest city and pledging to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him. But with teachers in Chicago Public Schools hitting the picket lines this week, Lightfoot finds herself facing many […]
  • New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on the platform in a “very public way,” an executive for the social-media company said Friday. The board will consider a small number of cases where all appeals of Facebook […]
  • Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a “total professional” with unparalleled experience. Trump acted quickly, just a day after Perry told the president that he would leave by year’s end. Perry said his decision was not […]
  • UK agrees further talks over disposal of old Shell oil rigs

    BERLIN (AP) — Britain has agreed to hold further talks with other European countries before deciding whether to approve Shell’s plans to decommission four disused oil rigs in the Atlantic. Germany had called a special meeting Friday of the OSPAR Commission, which oversees a treaty on protecting the Northeast Atlantic, because of concerns the rigs […]
  • Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

    Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low […]