Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control
Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving through the Legislature.

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat
Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

Pompeo says the US will not ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced".

11 hrs 46 mins ago
Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada
Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

25 mins ago
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Asian shares trend lower after Wall Street retreat as investors eye U.S.-China trade talks.

25 mins ago
Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated
Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated

Ford Motor Co. says it has launched an investigation into whether a flawed mathematical model caused it to overstate gas mileage and understate pollution from a wide range of vehicles.

8 hrs 5 mins ago
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

Report: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance.

23 hrs 25 mins ago
Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns
Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle, Epic Games and others are removing ads from YouTube while the company deals with comments from pedophiles on innocuous videos of kids.

8 hrs 35 mins ago
Maine governor adds boost to major power line project
Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

Central Maine Power's package of incentives has won Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' support for a 145-mile transmission line to supply Canadian hydropower to consumers in Massachusetts.

11 hrs 26 mins ago
US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January
US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

US home sales slid 1.2 percent in January to the worst pace in more than 3 years.

14 hrs 36 mins ago
US says airfares hit new lows after factoring inflation
US says airfares hit new lows after factoring inflation

Airfares within the US hit their lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation.

9 hrs 55 mins ago
White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry.

12 hrs 16 mins ago
Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development
Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

A deadly fire in Bangladesh gutted a section of Chawkbazar, an ancient section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue despite rapid economic development.

17 hrs 26 mins ago
Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march
Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is joining Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to get more attention to fighting climate change.

19 hrs 36 mins ago
Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action
Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

A prominent American economist says there are "very few" people who still doubt climate change.

February 20th, 4:53 AM CST
US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post
US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

7 hrs 16 mins ago
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

U.S. stocks are headed lower in early trading, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month.

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march
Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is joining Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to get more attention to fighting climate change.

19 hrs 36 mins ago
Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action
Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

A prominent American economist says there are "very few" people who still doubt climate change.

February 20th, 4:53 AM CST
US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post
US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

7 hrs 16 mins ago
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

U.S. stocks are headed lower in early trading, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month.

13 hrs 46 mins ago
Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention
Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention

Google says it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in a security product it began selling in 2017, but blames the omission on an error.

February 20th, 4:03 PM CST

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Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000
Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Samsung poised to roll out new phones amid a lull in smartphone innovation.

February 20th, 2:03 AM CST
Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave
Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian pushes hard for paid parental leave in the US.

February 20th, 4:23 PM CST
Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes
Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

Google said Thursday it would end mandatory arbitration for workers after months of pressure from employees.

7 hrs 25 mins ago
US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December
US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December

US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December but investment category fell for second month.

15 hrs 56 mins ago
Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000
Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week to a low level of 216,000.

15 hrs 56 mins ago
USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo
USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

The editor of USA Today is apologizing for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch.

8 hrs 25 mins ago
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth.

23 hrs 5 mins ago
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

UK cybersecurity chief says government oversight of Huawei proves its worth in flagging problems.

February 20th, 7:23 AM CST
UK acknowledges key trade deals won't be ready by Brexit day
UK acknowledges key trade deals won't be ready by Brexit day

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month.

18 hrs 36 mins ago
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups

Microsoft detects hacking attacks aimed at European democracy groups ahead of May elections.

February 20th, 5:33 AM CST
'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as grocers end tests
'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

'Ugly produce' trend may have limits, as some grocers end tests aimed at reducing food waste.

12 hrs 5 mins ago
Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab
Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab

Report: Government to pay for nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years.

February 20th, 3:13 PM CST
Average US mortgage rates fell this week
Average US mortgage rates fell this week

US long-term mortgage rates dipped this week to the lowest average in more than a year.

12 hrs 46 mins ago
Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia
Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia

Strikers advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and roads across the northeastern region.

21 hrs 35 mins ago
Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems
Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

Southwest attacks mechanics' union over a high number of canceled flights ahead of contract talks.

February 20th, 10:13 AM CST

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