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—- Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile's Sprint deal NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion...

Stocks slip on Wall Street, still on track for weekly gain

Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street, despite a strong jobs report. Thanks to rallies over the past few days, the market is still on pace for its best weekly gain since last June. Ube...

Waiting for tonight: J. Lo on performing at the Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — It’s less than 24 hours to stage time and Jennifer Lopez is readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, summing it up with seven words: “Yeah, we're in the thick of it.”...

Panel says 'mission-driven' investors should help cabbies

A task force studying New York City's struggling taxi industry called Friday for “mission-driven” investors to help bail out drivers who incurred massive debt once the value of the medallion that allo...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, Feb. 3 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its man...

Lawsuit: Kansas Highway Patrol targets out-of-state drivers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol has a practice of unlawfully targeting motorists based on their out-of-state license plates or Colorado travel plans, due to that state's legalization of...

GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehic...

Business Highlights

___ Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA A newly released batch of emails and text messages shows Boeing employees raising doubts among thems...

Lawsuit forces Uber to stop operating in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia, following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transp...

Worker help sought to combat Super Bowl human trafficking

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To combat human trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to...

New US autonomous vehicle plan lets industry regulate itself

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers that still rely on the industry to police itself despite calls for specific regulations...

Business Highlights

___ Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the...

Lyft's good-guy image tainted by sexual assault lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — For years , Lyft has been the good guy of ride-hailing. In early days, its cars were adorned with whimsical pink mustaches. Its founders talked about improving peoples’ lives by reduc...

3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot

DETROIT (AP) — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...