EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks
LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology.
Breast cancer survivors create own products to help others
NEW YORK (AP) — Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better.
US judge dismisses Huawei suit over government contracts ban
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Chinese tech giant Huawei's lawsuit challenging a U.S. law that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment because of security concerns.
UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan
LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K.
Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers
NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness.
North Dakota regulators poised to approve pipeline expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators were expected to take action Wednesday on a proposal to expand the capacity of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Tech companies lead US stocks higher as virus fears subside
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies led stocks higher in early trading Wednesday as investors set aside some of their concerns about the virus outbreak that originated in China.
US wholesale prices up 0.5% in January, most since late 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices climbed last month at fastest pace since October 2018 as higher prices for services more than offset a drop in the cost of energy.
US home construction dips 3.6% in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years.
Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue
TOKYO (AP) — Globalshares mostly rose Wednesday though investors continued to monitor the impact of the outbreak of a new virus that began in China.
Brexit pushes growing number of businesses to Netherlands
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ongoing uncertainty about the effects of Brexit is pushing an increasing number of foreign companies to set up offices in the Netherlands, the Dutch government said Wednesday.
Edmunds: What is the best size truck for your lifestyle?
Today, people use their trucks for everything from taking the kids to school to hauling concrete. Notably, 78% of full-size trucks sold in 2019 were in the versatile crew-cab configuration, according to Edmunds data.
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the central bank to cut interest rates as it had been expected to do.
Qatar Airways ups stake in British Airways parent firm, IAG
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways said Wednesday it has increased its share in the parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group, from 21.4 % to 25.1%.
Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears
BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant to keep her kitchen stocked.
Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks
Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers.
Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S.
PG&E banking on big profits after utility leaves bankruptcy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment.
US small businesses are getting upbeat news on the economy
Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month. Retail sales figures released Friday showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm weather to spend on their homes in January, but that overall sales growth was modest.
Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China.
A rare miss for Walmart to end the year
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season.
SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc.
Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods.
Franklin Resources buying Legg Mason for $4.5 billion
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Resources is buyingrival investment managerLegg Mason for $4.5 billion, the latest shakeup in an industry grappling with customers who continue to clamor for lower fees.