Government Business And Finance

Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess

Aug 20, 2017

Addressing California's housing shortage will be a top priority for state lawmakers when they return from their summer recess Monday

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

Aug 20, 2017

A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of his and Angelina Jolie's chateau in Provence

Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine story

Aug 19, 2017

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped down from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts just days before The New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts

Jet2 asks French why flight was apparently tracked

Aug 19, 2017

Budget carrier Jet2 says it has asked French aviation officials for clarification as to why a flight from Spain to Britain was apparently tracked by military aircraft

UN chief urges protection for civilians trapped in conflict

Aug 19, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging people everywhere to protect the millions of civilians trapped in conflicts around the world who are routinely being killed in direct and indiscriminate attacks

Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Aug 19, 2017

President Donald Trump is losing another informal adviser: billionaire investor Carl Icahn

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

Aug 18, 2017

California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns

Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay

Aug 18, 2017

The sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws

Texas woman in ID thefts gets 10 years in Nigeria cars scam

Aug 18, 2017

A Texas woman is going to prison for a $1.2 million identity-theft scheme that used bogus tax refunds to buy and ship used cars to Nigeria

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

Aug 18, 2017

Furious Chinese businesspeople say Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest after the surprise move choked off the trade