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  • Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company’s use of dwindling groundwater reserves. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which is…

  • Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated…

  • Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge…

  • Renault reports higher earnings as sales rise

    PARIS (AP) — French car maker Renault says higher sales and further progress on its industrial turnaround plan helped drive a nearly 1 billion euro increase in its earnings last year. Europe’s number three car…

  • Congress bans import of forced labor products

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by…

  • Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

    PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there…

  • Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal…

  • Best shopping deals of Presidents Day 2016

    Presidents Day boasts some of the best shopping deals of the season.

  • Japan stock index down more than 5 percent

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets. The Nikkei 225 was down 5.3 percent at 14,876.64. Other Asian stock markets were…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it’s too soon…

  • Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus. The virus often produces either no symptoms…

  • Garmin buys Maine-based GPS products company DeLorme

    YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Swiss-based Garmin Ltd., known for its GPS technologies, is buying Maine-based DeLorme, which produces maps and hand-held satellite communications. The companies made the announcement Thursday. DeLorme will become a Garmin subsidiary…

  • Bleisure: Zika casts a pall on some company getaways

    NEW YORK (AP) — It seemed like such a great idea: A company planned a business trip this winter to a warm place that would bring the entire staff together. But now, concerns about Zika…

  • Mylan and Bank of America slide, TripAdvisor and Cisco climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Bank of America Corp., down 82 cents to $11.16 Bank stocks…

  • What a recession does to your money

    NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won’t know we’re in one until well after it’s begun — stocks likely still have a long way…