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Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

December 3, 2019, 2:39pm Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Read story

France to retaliate if U.S. doubles Champagne, cheese prices

December 3, 2019, 10:47am Business

PARIS — France is bristling at a U.S. threat to slap 100 percent tariffs on French cheeses, Champagne and other products, with the French leader telling President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the move would amount to an attack on all of Europe. Read story

Stocks slump as Trump says trade deal with China can wait

December 3, 2019, 10:44am Business

Stocks fell broadly Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year and threatened to impose tariffs on French goods. Read story

Brunell: Malls that entertain may survive

December 3, 2019, 6:02am Business

Preliminary sales trends from Small Business Saturday show a continuing increase in smartphone purchases even among shoppers patronizing local merchants. Read story

T-Mobile lays claim to first nationwide 5G service

December 2, 2019, 9:44pm Business

T-Mobile US Inc. has jumped to an early lead in the race to offer 5G service nationwide, a step toward showing it can be a serious competitor to larger rivals if it gains approval for its $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint Corp. Read story

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash

December 2, 2019, 9:43pm Business

PORTLAND, Maine -- A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash. Read story

Halliburton lays off 800, plant closure expected

December 2, 2019, 9:43pm Business

Halliburton is laying off more than 800 employees in El Reno, Okla., and says it expects to close its office in the Oklahoma City suburb. Read story

United States eyes tariffs on $2.4 billion in French imports

December 2, 2019, 5:26pm Business

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. Read story

Poor harvest may crimp french fries

December 2, 2019, 4:32pm Business

Potato processors are rushing to buy supplies and ship them across North America in order to keep french fries on the menu after cold, wet weather damaged crops in key producers in the U.S. and Canada. Read story

Brazil, Argentina face steel tariffs

December 2, 2019, 4:29pm Business

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Read story