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Tesla's top lawyer is leaving the company after only two months on the job.Tesla said in a prepared statement Wednesday that General Counsel Dane Butswinkas (But-SWIN-kiss) will return to a legal practice in Washington, D.C. He'll continue to work for Tesla as outside counsel. No reason for the …
PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France's biggest-ever tax evasion trials.The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a proposal to make Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension as part of an effort to rescue the troubled retirement system.The plan presented to Congress on Wednesday would increase the minimum retirement …
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports.Gains in consumer goods, technology and communications companies outweighed losses in health care and financial stocks.Garmin, …
LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.It also serves as yet another regulatory blow …
NEW YORK (AP) — About twice a month, the "Today" show looks like a home-shopping program. TV personality Jill Martin comes out for a four-minute segment called Jill's Steals and Deals, hawking discounted coats, watches or electric toothbrushes. Then she steers the show's millions of viewers …
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance.Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson says the accident happened late Tuesday morning in a …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned Wednesday's murder of Samir Flores Soberanes …
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.That torrent is …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are wavering in early trading on Wall Street as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports.Garmin jumped 13 percent Wednesday after reporting better sales. Cadence Design Systems …
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.The move is a sharp reversal for a company that has long championed the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and …
LONDON (AP) — British government oversight of Huawei has proven it can flag up security problems, the head of its cybersecurity agency said Wednesday, suggesting he doesn't think the Chinese company needs to be banned from supplying mobile networks.Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the National …
CVS Health beat fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but a struggling long-term care business took another huge bite out of the company's performance and its initial 2019 forecast was weaker than expected.Shares tumbled nearly 9 percent before the opening bell Wednesday.CEO Larry Merlo said in a …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday that it has held discussions with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent stake in casino and resort.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on …
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom.The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British …
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.The Topeka, Kansas, company, which filed for bankruptcy protection this week, will allow returns and exchanges of non-final sale items …
Cars aren't just about the daily commute. Many Americans count on their vehicles for outdoor pursuits, which is one reason why SUVs and crossovers have become so popular. But there are some critical differences between their handling, hauling and off-road capabilities.To help you decide on the …
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Swiss bank UBS in France (all times local):2:10 p.m.A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities.The criminal court convicted UBS on Wednesday of …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday offered intelligence sharing and other cooperation with India in fighting extremism and terrorism, as New Delhi tackled rising tensions with Pakistan following a suicide bombing last week on Indian paramilitary soldiers in …
PARIS (AP) — Paris court fines Swiss bank UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) for helping French clients evade taxes.

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