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Money & Markets

National Enquirer parent company explores possible sale of tabloid

NEW YORK — The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. The parent of the National Enquirer said Wednesday that it is exploring a possible sale as part of a “strategic” ...

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

NEW YORK — Health officials Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines, reviving a public-health strategy that experts say hasn’t been used in the U.S. in recent memory. The emergency order came as the ...

Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In ...

Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns

the Associated Press The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. But their efforts to ...

Job gain points to a US economy slowing but hardly stalling

WASHINGTON — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that ...

China’s construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

PANAMA CITY — China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing’s ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other ...