<![CDATA[National & International Business News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST National & International 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com At least 38 dead as strong earth quake rocks central Italy http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article97504212.html#storylink=rss A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 38 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:01:02 CDT By PAOLO SANTALUCIA and NICOLE WINFIELD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article97504212.html
Sanford Health to honor namesake with $6 million house http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97519097.html#storylink=rss Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to honor philanthropist T. Denny Sanford by constructing a house that will pay tribute to the network's namesake and contain the Sanford Health Foundation.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97519097.html
The Latest: Quake-hit Italian city famed for spaghetti dish http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97500317.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:36:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97500317.html
EU backs former Greek statistics chief facing trial http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97518377.html#storylink=rss The European Union's executive commission has publicly defended Greece's former statistics chief, who is facing trial for allegedly misreporting deficit figures.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:30:35 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97518377.html
Ahead of the Bell: US existing-home sales http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97517987.html#storylink=rss The National Association of Realtors reports on July sales of existing homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:15:32 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97517987.html
Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515067.html#storylink=rss Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York's Empire State Building.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:11:03 CDT By JON GAMBRELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515067.html
AstraZeneca to sell molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97517267.html#storylink=rss Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plans to sell its molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that will be valued in excess of $1.5 billion when rights, royalties and other payments are included.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:45:34 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97517267.html
Medicaid to pay for repellent in Virginia to ward off Zika http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97517367.html#storylink=rss Officials say Virginia's Medicaid program has begun covering the cost of mosquito repellent to prevent people from being infected by the Zika virus.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:55:29 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97517367.html
Stocks lackluster, oil drops ahead of Fed chair's speech http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514342.html#storylink=rss Global stock markets were subdued and the price of oil fell Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates in the world's largest economy.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:46:02 CDT By YOUKYUNG LEE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514342.html
Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515042.html#storylink=rss Federal officials say they are announcing "significant" investments in projects in Appalachian communities hit hard by layoffs in the coal industry.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:41:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515042.html
Strong quake rattles central Italy: 'The town isn't here' http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97494132.html#storylink=rss A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore."

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:01:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article97494132.html
Health officials link smoothie shop to hepatitis A cases http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97514982.html#storylink=rss Health officials say an increasing number of people are sick with hepatitis A after ordering from a chain of smoothie shops.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:50:27 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97514982.html
Canadian spice maker to invest $4M, hire 33 in Wayne County http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515282.html#storylink=rss A Canadian spice and seasoning company will open a factory in Wayne County to make plastic containers, investing $4 million and hiring 33 workers.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:15:28 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97515282.html
Commodities giant Glencore trims loss after asset sales http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514467.html#storylink=rss Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after selling billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt as global economic concerns soured the market for raw materials.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:01:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514467.html
US oil and gas lease sale to be broadcast live on internet http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514382.html#storylink=rss The federal government says that, for the first time, it's broadcasting an oil and gas lease sale live on the internet.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:56:01 CDT By JANET McCONNAUGHEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97514382.html
5 things to know about the next Olympics in Tokyo http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97512987.html#storylink=rss The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots and self-driving cars. Five things to know about the next Summer Games:

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:21:00 CDT By JIM ARMSTRONG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97512987.html
Asian stocks meander, dollar up on North Korea's missile http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article97316377.html#storylink=rss Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates. Markets were steady following the submarine launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:31:02 CDT By YOUKYUNG LEE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article97316377.html
Official: FBI probing attempted cyber breach of NY Times http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97380397.html#storylink=rss The FBI is investigating attempted cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:31:04 CDT By ERIC TUCKER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97380397.html
Honda resumes full production at quake-hit motorcycle plant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97498262.html#storylink=rss Japan's Honda Motor Co. has resumed full production of motorcycles at a plant that was idled by major earthquakes in April.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:16:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97498262.html
Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article97385107.html#storylink=rss Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:11:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article97385107.html
Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article97300432.html#storylink=rss Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:31:59 CDT By MICHELLE RINDELS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article97300432.html
The Latest: Trump pays tribute to border patrol agents http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article97316402.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:51:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article97316402.html
Nova, Polanco lead Pirates to 7-1 victory over Astros http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97489242.html#storylink=rss Ivan Nova took a shutout into the ninth inning and finished with a six-hitter while Gregory Polanco hit two home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:51:01 CDT By JOHN PERROTTO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97489242.html
Broncos get naming rights to stadium from Sports Authority http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97480137.html#storylink=rss The Denver Broncos have taken over the naming rights to their stadium from Sports Authority.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:01:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97480137.html
Nationals OF Harper designs cap to raise money for charity http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97441152.html#storylink=rss Bryce Harper's many talents now include hat designer.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:36:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97441152.html
Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97381702.html#storylink=rss An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:36:03 CDT By KAREN MATTHEWS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97381702.html
Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97425857.html#storylink=rss The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:21:03 CDT By JOE KAY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97425857.html
How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97441162.html#storylink=rss Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:03 CDT By LINDA A. JOHNSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article97441162.html
New Mexico developer buying Isle of Capri Casinos property http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97410022.html#storylink=rss The Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has agreed to sell its Westlake property for about $134.5 million to a New Mexico developer.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:11:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97410022.html
2 women, girl killed in 1992 in Oklahoma City to be buried http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97343942.html#storylink=rss Two women and a girl killed more than 20 years ago are to be properly buried 24 years after their bodies were hidden in a septic tank pit in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:06:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article97343942.html