• Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

  • Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

  • Walker, Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Florida counterpart are making a friendly wager on Friday night’s Sweet 16 game.

  • WikiLeaks says CIA hacks on Apple devices can persist

    NEW YORK (AP) — New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.

  • Revenue gap hampers New Mexico lotto scholarship program

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is no closer to finding a more permanent solution to solvency problems with a vital program that provides college scholarships for tens of thousands of students through lottery revenues.

  • US stocks little changed as health care debate continues

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

  • Melting business: Warmer US winter hurts small companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies.

  • Naan starter: UK curry restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Mohammed-Faizul Haque makes it all look so easy.

  • Jayhawks fans divisive over on-court success, off-court woes

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people file through the doors of the 23rd Street Brewery for lunch and dinner every day, most bound together by their unrequited love of ales, IPAs and the Kansas Jayhawks.

  • New Trump hotels face political fights, ethics questions

    NEW YORK (AP) — You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office.