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Macron urges China to open market wider

Macron urges China to open market wider

BEIJING — French President Emmanuel Macron urged Chinese leaders Tuesday to open their markets wider and warned lack of action might prompt other countries to close their own markets.

Autos overshadow the small gadgets at CES tech show in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.

Blackstone buying Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust for $3.8B including debt

VANCOUVER — New York-based Blackstone Property Partners has signed a deal to acquire Vancouver's Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust in a deal valued at $3.8 billion including debt. Under the agreement, Blackstone will pay $8.
Myanmar trial set to begin for 2 Reuters journalists

Myanmar trial set to begin for 2 Reuters journalists

BANGKOK — Myanmar is set to put two reporters from the Reuters news agency on trial this week after they were charged under a colonial-era state secrets act, in a case that highlights growing concerns about press freedom in the country.
The Weeknd dumps H&M after monkey sweatshirt ad

The Weeknd dumps H&M after monkey sweatshirt ad

NEW YORK — Canadian singer The Weeknd said Monday that he will no longer work with H&M after the clothing company posted an ad of a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle" on the front.
Fight over Charles Manson's estate, remains in need of venue

Fight over Charles Manson's estate, remains in need of venue

LOS ANGELES — The battle brewing over the estate of Charles Manson entered court Monday, though it remains unclear where it will ultimately be fought or whether others will join a pen pal and purported grandson laying claim to the cult leader's posse

Budget office cuts cost estimate of children's insurance

WASHINGTON — Congress' official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers' fight over renewing a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children.
Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

NASHVILLE — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's
Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

NEW YORK — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.
Fired Google engineer's suit alleges reverse discrimination

Fired Google engineer's suit alleges reverse discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO — A Google engineer fired for writing a memo questioning Google's commitment to diversity has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views,