Contracts and orders

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a McDonald's Restaurant in Brandon, Miss. Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches, limiting their wages and job opportunities, under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the binding agreements with companies including Arby’s, Jimmy John’s and Cinnabon, at a news conference Thursday, July 12, 2018. McDonald's also signed on, but previously announced plans to end the practice. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
July 12, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements...
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In this Feb. 9, 2016 photo made available by NASA, a mockup of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, in development in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, splashes into a 20-foot-deep basin at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., during testing of the spacecraft’s landing systems design. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules. (David C. Bowman/NASA via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules, the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended Wednesday. That's the top suggestion in the GAO's latest report on the SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules under...
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President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Mats Harborn speaks during the release of a report in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The business group says European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 10, 2018 - 7:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, as the impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war spreads. Tariff hikes are "hitting immediately the bottom line" of companies that rely on...
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July 06, 2018 - 1:43 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The Finance Ministry said Thursday it has ordered Chinese contractors building the $20 billion East Coast...
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FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, former billionaire Eike Batista, a Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, attends his hearing at a federal criminal court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Batista as convicted on Monday, July 2, 2018 of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 03, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian businessman who amassed and then lost a multi-billion-dollar fortune has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. Eike Batista was found guilty of paying around $16.5 million in bribes to the former Rio de Janeiro governor to gain an...
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In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, Malaysia former Prime Minster Najib Razak, third from left, looks at modals of ECRL (East Coast Rail Link) during the project launching in Kuantan, east cost of peninsula Malaysia. Malaysia's government said Tuesday, July 3, 2018, a major China-backed rail link project can only be viable with a "drastic" price reduction by the Chinese contractor as the actual cost of the venture is 81 billion ringgit ($20 billion). (AP Photo)
July 03, 2018 - 2:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Tuesday a major China-backed rail link project can only be viable with a "drastic" price reduction by the Chinese contractor as the actual cost of the venture is 81 billion ringgit ($20 billion). The 688 kilometer (430 miles) East Coast Rail...
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June 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has hired Lee Enterprises to manage the mostly smaller newspapers it has acquired since 2011 in 30 different markets. Lee said Tuesday it expects to collect $50 million in fees from the five-year agreement that should help BH Media Group's newspapers...
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Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, center, meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, right, and Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, before a bilateral meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, June 25, 2018. Australia said it would negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after Turnbull warned China against building a military base on the South Pacific island nation. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 6:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Monday that it would negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after the Australian prime minister warned China against building a military base in the South Pacific island nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the negotiations during a...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group says it has signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell. Under the multi-year agreement signed Wednesday, Hyundai's affiliates including Kia and Audi's parent company Volkswagen AG will share components...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state-owned Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement to acquire a 30 percent stake in two Exxon Mobil affiliates in Argentina. The agreement gives the Qatari oil and gas company shares in ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L. and Mobil Argentina S.A. for...
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