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Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts

Australia Tax

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. The tax cuts for most of Australia’s workforce were a centerpiece of Prime...


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Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities, who began a series of raids last month on factories accused of illegally importing and processing electronic waste, say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic materials. Minister of...


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Groundbreaking held for auto parts processing center

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales for a $65 million automotive parts processing center near Flint. Detroit-based GM says Wednesday that the ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts warehousing and logistics facility will be on 141 acres (57...


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Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


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Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China. The company said late Wednesday that it now sees fewer SUV sales and higher costs at its Mercedes-Benz Cars division than...


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House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. President Donald Trump’s sudden executive action...


Business

Child safety group issuing annual list of unsafe summer toys

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group is issuing its annual summer safety report flagging toys it says pose a danger to children. World Against Toys Causing Harm — better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H. — says its latest report will highlight “warm weather recreational products and...


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Denver-based company acquires 2nd Utah ski resort

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fast-growing ski resort company is buying another Utah property less than a year after it acquired a ski resort east of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company announced Tuesday the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort, a 1,200-...


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Turkey strikes back, taxing $1.8 billion worth of US goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey is imposing tariffs on nearly two dozen U.S. products, ranging from cars to sunscreen, to strike back at Washington’s sanctions on imported steel and aluminum. According to documents filed with the World Trade Organization, Turkey will slap $267 million in tariffs on $1.8...


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Allegiant Air adds base of operations in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have announced Allegiant Air is basing two Airbus jets at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, adding up to 66 new jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam, local officials and Allegiant spokeswoman Hillary Gray were at the announcement Wednesday. The addition includes a $50...


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