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Watchmakers Like Mondaine Confront U.S. ‘Consumer Blockage’ - Bloomberg

Just as a four-year slump in Chinese demand for Swiss watches shows signs of ending, sales in the U.S., the next-largest market, have wilted.<p>Swiss …

Watches

The Latest: Group says lower DUI limit hurts Utah eateries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local):<p>1:50 p.m.<p>A national hospitality group says Utah's restaurant and tourism industry will be crippled by the governor's decision to sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI …

Business

The Best Time to Become an American Is Now

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I always thought I knew what I would do the day I became an American citizen: I’d go to the nearest park with some close friends, open a bottle of champagne — and hope a cop would give me a ticket.<p>Since coming to the United States from Germany on a student visa in 2005, I’ve been …

Democracy

Daugaard lauds Keystone XL permit, hopes protests peaceful

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he welcomes the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and hopes people will exercise their First …

Pipelines

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Employment

Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader's plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.<p>Under …

News (U.S.)

Texas' John Shebat Becomes Longhorns' Fastest 100 Backstroker

Sophomore <b>John Shebat</b> just became the Texas Longhorns’ fastest 100 yard backstroker in history by way of his scorching lead-off on his squad’s 400 …

Rio Olympics

How to Raise Venture Capital If You're Outside the United States

It's a struggle for many founders.<p><i>By Nathan Lustig, managing partner of Magma Partners.</i><p>You're only a Google search away from some great articles about how to raise venture capital for your startup. But almost all of them are U.S. centric. While international venture capital has increased …

Startups

China first: Cutting aid and diplomacy will make America weaker

China firstCutting aid and diplomacy will make America weaker<p>Donald Trump’s foreign policy will deliver the opposite of what it promises<p>print-edition …

Foreign Policy

SEC Nominee's Distorted Reality - Bloomberg Gadfly

The leading candidate to become Wall Street’s next top cop has a strange view of U.S. markets.<p>Jay Clayton, a prominent banking lawyer, has been …

Wall Street

Lean, not green: America’s proposed budget cuts will be bad for the environment

Lean, not greenAmerica’s proposed budget cuts will be bad for the environment<p>And the signal they send is even worse<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Climate Change

U.S. Laptop Ban Increases Headwinds for Gulf Carriers

The U.S. ban on many carry-on electronics aboard Middle East flights is another powerful headwind for the once-highflying club of Persian Gulf airlines—a group that relies more than many on the laptop-toting business traveler.<p>Earlier this week, the U.S. and Britain disclosed tough new restrictions …

Airlines

John Legend's "In America" Song Invokes Hope For Real Change

John Legend is wide awake when it comes to the racial torment African-Americans still face everyday in America. Not long after collaborating with …

John Legend

U.S. Dilemma Isn’t the Wall, Economists Say, But What to Do About Already-Slowing Immigration - Bloomberg

Demographic trends are already slowing immigration to the U.S. from Latin America, making the current administration’s desire for a border wall look …

Immigration

Europe's Nuclear Monopoly Pivots to China - Bloomberg

The European nuclear company that operates the only U.S. reactor-fuel manufacturing site is refocusing its strategy with an eye on Asia because of …

Nuclear Energy

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

It’s hard to know what to make of the recently announced laptop ban. But it doesn’t smell right. Effective March 25th, passengers flying from eight …

Foreign Policy

Here's a Map of Tourists' Favorite Things in Every Country

Museums, parks, and natural wonders—what's on your list of faves?<p>What would a map of the world look like if it was created by tourists?<p>Vouchercloud, …

Travel

China's ZTE Corp pleads guilty in U.S. court in sanctions case | Reuters

By Karen Freifeld<br>| NEW YORK<p>NEW YORK Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) (0763.HK) on Wednesday pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court …

China

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to NYC schools: 'We're not allowing ICE agents in the building'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio instructed the city's school staffers to block federal immigration agents from entering schools unless they have a valid warrant signed by a judge.<p>The new policy is implemented in order to help ease the fears of some parents in New York City, officials said …

Bill de Blasio

Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market | Reuters

By Henning Gloystein<br>| SINGAPORE<p>SINGAPORE Oil prices on Thursday recovered from losses chalked up the session before, but the market remains under …

Oil

Why the Nazis Loved America

To say America today is verging on Nazism feels like scaremongering. Yes, white nationalism lives in the White House. Yes, President Donald Trump …

American History

This State Is Forecast to Be the First to Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap

But total nationwide parity won't come for 136 years.<p>The gender pay gap may be shrinking, but at the current pace it will be decades before women …

Gender

War Correspondents Describe Recent U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen

Sentiment in Washington may not reflect that the U.S. is at war, but two war correspondents described the astonishing extent and toll of recent U.S. …

Syria

2017 World Baseball Classic USA vs. Japan final score: USA edges Japan to reach final

The Americans move on to face Puerto Rico in Wednesday's WBC championship showdown<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant NCAA tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>The United States of America moves to its first ever World Baseball Classic …

Baseball

U.S. 34 nearing goal to reopen by Memorial Day

Construction crews have not changed their expectation of when U.S. 34 will reopen in the Big Thompson Canyon, but as Memorial Day gets closer, state …

Denver

Jersey City is the latest LGBTQ center to be hit with vandalism

A Jersey City LGBTQ center in Journal Square was found vandalized on Monday morning, and police are looking into the incident as a bias crime.<p>Though …

LGBTQ

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the …

Health Care

FireEye CEO: Businesses Are ‘Getting Sucker Punched’ in Cyberspace

A reminder that governments and political parties are not the only organizations that hackers are targeting these days.<p>With the current focus on …

Cybersecurity

Europeans Won't Follow Suit on Electronics on Flights

Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety.<p>France, Germany and the …

21st Century

Dallas first responders played by the rules and now politicians are changing the game | Commentary

My husband and other Dallas first responders entered public service because they have servant hearts.<p>When our friends received raises and bonuses, …

Dallas