Hong Kong protesters fight off police with fire and arrows

Violence escalates in Hong Kong protests at a university State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says President Trump is calling for a peaceful resolution between China and Hong Kong. By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press Continue Reading Below HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on […]

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Fight over PM’s decision to suspend parliament goes to Supreme Court

The legal battle over Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks will go to Britain’s highest court today. The Supreme Court will hear appeals from two separate challenges brought in England and Scotland over the next three days, following the ruling in Scotland that the prime minister’s prorogation was unlawful. Mr Johnson advised the Queen to suspend parliament, […]

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‘Big risk’: Fight against dodgy tax agents sees challenges

Australian regulators are in a fight against tax agents who work illegally off the grid, though there are concerns there's limited scope to stop dodgy operators. Over the past month the Australian Taxation Office and Tax Practitioners Board have warned the Australian public to do their homework before hiring someone to complete their tax affairs, after a spate of unregistered […]

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GOP officials rehash old fight against Volkswagen union vote

Top Tennessee Republicans predicting economic harm if workers at Volkswagen's car assembly plant in Chattanooga vote to unionize are following a blueprint that helped GOP officials sink a similar vote five years ago. Continue Reading Below Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga voted 712-626 against unionization through the Detroit-based United Auto Workers in 2014, heeding the advice of then-U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, […]

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Chevron bows out of fight for Anadarko Petroleum

FILE – In this April 12, 2019, file photo the logo for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is financing a bid by Occidental Petroleum for Anadarko, potentially upending Chevron’s $33 billion offer for the energy company. Anadarko and Chevron signed a merger agreement earlier […]

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McDonald's ends its fight against minimum wage hikes

McDonald’s stops lobbying against minimum wage hikes Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on McDonald’s decision to stop lobbying against minimum wage increases. McDonald's is ending its efforts to lobby against raising the minimum wage. Continue Reading Below In a major reversal, the fast-food giant told the National Restaurant Association that it will no longer participate in lobby efforts against […]

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'Fight Back!' consumer reporter David Horowitz dies

David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81. Horowitz had dementia and died on Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. Continue Reading Below "Fight Back! With David Horowitz" won multiple Emmys and a huge audience as Horowitz investigated product defects, tested advertising claims and […]

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Android TV's Quiet Fight for Market Share

Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android TV might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of popular streaming systems. But it might be lurking under the hood on your major-brand smart TV. It's all part of Alphabet's plan to win streaming-platform market share. Android TV has an uphill battle. It lags behind its streaming-platform rivals, […]

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EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote

European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating Russian-backed "fake news" from their platforms ahead of elections next year. EU officials unveiled the measures on Wednesday as part of an action plan to counter disinformation in the lead up to the continent-wide vote in the spring. Continue Reading Below […]

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EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, left, and European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018. The European Commission on Wednesday reported on an Action Plan to counter disinformation and the progress achieved so far. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) European Union authorities want internet companies including […]

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