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December 15, 2017 - 3:04 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015. The agreement announced Friday comes as many European countries seek to close loopholes in tax payments by major multinationals. Amazon confirmed the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker waits to cross an intersection near buildings under construction in the central business district of Beijing. The World Inequality Report 2018 released Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, is based on a massive collection of data compiled by an international team of researchers. It shows inequality has soared since 1980 although the global top “1 percent” saw their share of global income shrink slightly after the global financial crisis. The share of global income going to the bottom 50 percent rose slightly, to just under 10 percent, thanks to gains in populous, fast-growing China and India. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 15, 2017 - 2:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world's middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:57 pm
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending December 14, 2017: Top Songs 1. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 2. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone 3. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 4. Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé), Ed Sheeran 5. Never Be the Same, Camila Cabello 6. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 7...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations. The panel worked for about 3½ hours on Friday in a Brooklyn federal court. It's the first U.S. trial stemming from...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:36 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked for public...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:31 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering regulations meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust - the cause of black lung - and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked for...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:29 pm
A maker of lithium batteries is promising to provide an economic jolt to the Appalachian region, announcing plans Friday to relocate from California to Kentucky and build a factory employing hundreds of workers in an area reeling from the coal industry's decline. EnerBlu Inc. announced it will...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm
A maker of lithium batteries is promising to provide an economic jolt to the Appalachian region, announcing plans Friday to relocate from California to Kentucky and build a factory employing hundreds of workers in an area reeling from the coal industry's decline. EnerBlu Inc. announced it will...
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FILE - In this photo Dec, 13, 2017 file photo, Democrat Doug Jones speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the viral story that over 5,000 of the votes for Jones in Tuesday’s special U.S. Senate election were cast by the dead. “There are not 5,000 dead people on the voters rolls unless they died today,” Merrill told the AP Thursday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: UPDATE: Alabama Election Officials Found 5,329 More...
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