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Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry
Updated: 09/22/2017 12:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from aboard. Friday's vote by the International Trade Commission was unanimous. The trade commission has until mid-November to recommend a remedy to President Donald Trump, with a final decision on tariffs expected in January.
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The Latest: Collins 'leaning against' GOP health care bill
Updated: 09/22/2017 12:57 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's "leaning against" a Republican proposal to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, despite new pressure from her state's GOP governor. Gov. Paul LePage joined Vice President Mike Pence in Washington Friday. LePage says the bill represents the "best chance" to reform the current system and to return decision-making about funding health care to the states. LePage cites a study from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that says Maine would gain 44 percent more in funding by 2026 under the proposal by Republican Sens.
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Stocks edge lower in midday trade as health care, tech slip
Updated: 09/22/2017 12:13 PM

The major U.S. stock indexes edged lower in midday trading Friday, adding to the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Health care companies were down the most. Energy stocks led the gainers. A new round of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea helped send bond yields lower, which weighed on bank shares. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,499 as of noon Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 22,331.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land
Updated: 09/22/2017 11:32 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 acres (40 square kilometers) the federal agency has on its to-do list but can't complete because the money for the work is instead going to fight wildfires. So far this year, the cost of that fight has surpassed $2 billion — more than half the federal agency's annual budget — during one of the worst fire seasons on record in the West.
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The Latest: Panel votes against cheaper solar panel imports
Updated: 09/22/2017 11:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a trade commission vote on solar imports (all times local): 11 a.m. A U.S. trade panel has found that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to U.S. solar manufacturers. The unanimous vote Friday by the International Trade Commission sets up the possibility that the Trump administration will impose tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia-based Suniva Inc., and Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas brought the case.
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Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax
Updated: 09/22/2017 11:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have strived to curb government's influence on businesses, arguing that regulations stifle economic growth. Lawmakers have repealed more than a dozen Obama-era rules and the House voted in June to roll back much of Dodd-Frank, the landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that was designed to prevent future meltdowns.
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Heading to Mexico? Busiest US crossing closing this weekend
Updated: 09/22/2017 10:01 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses, workers, tourists and Christopher Enjambre. His band, Minor Gems, plays gigs in Tijuana. "It's already hectic now, so ... damn," he said, shaking his head in disbelief. "It's going to be crazy." Travelers have been enduring hours-long waits on the Mexican side of the border to enter the U.S.
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Timeline: Uber's trouble in London caps rough year
Updated: 09/22/2017 9:10 AM

LONDON (AP) — London's decision to not renew Uber's license extends a run of bad news for the company this year. There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a profanity-laced outburst by its CEO that was caught on video. Here's a timeline of Uber's troubles so far this year. — Feb. 19: A former Uber engineer, Susan Fowler, discloses sexual harassment and sexism claims in a blog post about her year at Uber. Fowler says her boss propositioned her and higher-ups ignored her complaints.
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Uber to lose its license to operate in London
Updated: 09/22/2017 8:34 AM

LONDON (AP) — Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. Transport for London says the company, whose app is used by 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers in London, isn't "fit and proper" to hold a license to operate a private-hire vehicle service. "TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications," the regulator said in a statement.
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Stocks subdued amid North Korea concerns, European data
Updated: 09/22/2017 8:16 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were subdued on Friday after North Korea said it could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, though European markets were supported by upbeat economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 7,275 and Germany's DAX rose by the same rate to 12,624. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 5,284. Wall Street was poised to open lower. Dow futures shed 0.1 percent and the broader S&P 500 futures lost 0.2 percent. SANCTIONS: Geopolitical tensions ratcheted up after U.S.
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