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Spain: Mallorca to ban renting apartments to tourists

Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists. Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is...

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Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued...

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US consumer confidence rebounds in April

American consumers were feeling more confident in April, rebounding to a level close to the 18-year high it had reached two months ago. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 128.7 in April, up from a March level...

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Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practice

The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts. The justices on Tuesday rejected a bid to strike down a process established by Congress in 2011 to speed up patent...

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Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practice

The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts. The justices on Tuesday rejected a bid to strike down a process established by Congress in 2011 to speed up patent...

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Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 22,206.51 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.8 percent...

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US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that sales last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. The two prior months had their...

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Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos' visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said...

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Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure...

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Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dead. Long live the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. That's the message the Trump administration is pushing, at least, in what on the surface seems like a minor tweak to the name of the...

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