- Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.
- Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple
LONDON (AP) — In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't want the colossal windfall.
- The Latest: White House worries Apple deal to cost taxpayers
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):
- Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare
NEW YORK (AP) — Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.
- California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill
MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) — Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state on Tuesday were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers who are paid by the hour.
- Asian stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed in listless trading Wednesday ahead of key jobs data later this week in the U.S. that could lead to higher interest rates.
- Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.
- 20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.
- Las Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourism
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.
- Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.