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Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) — Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project. A North Dakota sheriff on Monday dismissed a deadline from the Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

Asian markets mixed amid fears over oil, Italy’s referendum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as concerns over an OPEC oil production cut and Italy’s constitutional referendum cast a pall on the markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent to 3,290.22 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.3 percent to 5,482.  Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was almost … Continue reading Asian markets mixed amid fears over oil, Italy’s referendum

Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to … Continue reading Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)(STL.News) — A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by an officer.  Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. Eleven people … Continue reading Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

Trump’s threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump’s threat Monday to “terminate” the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana. Since 2014, when President Barack Obama began to normalize relations with the island, the United States has taken numerous steps to increase commercial travel, … Continue reading Trump’s threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in US

GENEVA (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by … Continue reading Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in US

First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Havana – Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba’s capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service and the … Continue reading First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks pulled back slightly on Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week. Consumer companies and banks took some of the largest losses. Small-company stocks, which have been outperforming the rest of the market for weeks, gave back some of their recent gains. The Dow Jones industrial average lost … Continue reading Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall