Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

Nov 17, 2017

A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage

US stocks step back after a big gain; retailers climb

Nov 17, 2017

US stocks are slightly lower as technology companies return some of the previous day's gain and banks also fall

US home construction reaches strongest pace in a year

Nov 17, 2017

US construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October; building of apartment complexes surged

Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

Nov 17, 2017

While much of the British economy is suffering from uncertainty over Brexit, there's one industry that is enjoying a bounce, the tourism sector

US probes effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

Nov 17, 2017

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash

VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

Nov 17, 2017

Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies

Mitsubishi recalls small cars; air bags may not inflate

Nov 17, 2017

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash

Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

Nov 17, 2017

Lebanon-based businessmen who lost business in Saudi Arabia watching anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

Nov 17, 2017

As diplomats haggle over the finer points of the Paris climate accord at an international meeting in Germany this week, companies are reconsidering future role of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouses gases

Indonesia says Papua villages in standoff with rebels secure

Nov 17, 2017

Indonesian police help evacuate more than 340 people from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists

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