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OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

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VIENNA (AP) — OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel say they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Russia and other oil-producing allies...


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Florida gets high marks for handing of state finances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is getting high marks from a major ratings agency for a “sustained” and “robust” recovery from the Great Recession. Moody’s Investors Services upgraded the state’s bond rating to AAA. That’s the highest rating the agency awards and means Florida will pay lower...


Government

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...


Business

Online sellers consider how to comply with sales tax ruling

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NEW YORK (AP) — While a Supreme Court ruling on sales taxes will create more obligations and expenses for many small online retailers, owners are already thinking about how they’ll comply. The decision allows states to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax from customers in other...


Business

Oklahoma City pays marketing costs for some nonstop flights

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has provided about $1.2 million in incentives over the past five years to airlines that provide nonstop flights to new destinations. The Oklahoman reports airlines that provide new nonstop flights on unserved routes can receive up to...


Business

Company plans Tulsa to Oklahoma City passenger rail service

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas-based company is seeking proposals from private rail carriers to provide passenger service between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The request for proposals by WATCO Companies of Pittsburg, Kansas, would create passenger rail service from downtown Tulsa through the cities of...


Government

Trump to campaign for Heller, address Nevada GOP convention

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed to Nevada to help Sen. Dean Heller raise money. Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump is going to Las Vegas on Saturday to headline a fundraiser for Heller. He’s also...


Business

A ghost army of the not-very-employed haunts Gulf rulers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Show up, swipe in. The routine is familiar to office workers everywhere. In Kuwait, it proved too much to ask. The government was trying to trim a wage bill that eats up more than half its budget -- an outlandish share even by Gulf standards. Last year, it required public...


Business

Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan. The hospital’s computers read her vital signs and estimated a 9.3 percent chance she would die during her stay. Then came Google’s...


Government

Trump tries to change focus of border debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to cast doubt on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border. He’s dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


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