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WASHINGTON | Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

WASHINGTON — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia. The “spear phishing” attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-mail messages purported to come from a department public affairs official. Cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

LONDON | The Latest: Businesses tentatively back Brexit deal

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Businesses and trade groups have given tentative approval to the draft Brexit deal while also calling for more details, highlighting lingering questions about the final agreement. It’s a “positive step,” said Mike Hawes, CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Businesses tentatively back Brexit deal

RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs. But Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly paid new workers in a new … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ arrested after scaling London skyscraper

LONDON— French urban climber Alain Robert has been arrested after scaling one of London’s tallest buildings. Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-meter) Heron Tower without ropes or safety gear on Thursday as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered spectators away. Robert, known as “the French Spiderman,” has climbed many of the world’s tallest … Continue reading LONDON | ‘French Spiderman’ arrested after scaling London skyscraper

WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked Tirana “to close all the institutions that hold … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa‘s finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the alleged plundering … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

NEW YORK | Pass It On: Advice for businesses from Stephen Badger

NEW YORK — In “Pass It On,” AP beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business. Stephen M. Badger, chairman of Mars Incorporated, recently sat down with The Associated Press. The family-owned business is best known for selling M&Ms and Snickers. But it also makes Pedigree … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pass It On: Advice for businesses from Stephen Badger