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SAN DIEGO — After a 10-year investigation, Europe’s anti-monopoly regulator fined Qualcomm $271 million on Thursday for predatory pricing on the sales of smartphone chips between 2009 and 2011 to hurt rival Icera.

Ahead of its official quarterly earnings release this week, Boeing on Thursday bit the bullet and announced a huge $4.9 billion after-tax accounting charge due to the financial impact of the 737 Max grounding.

CHICAGO — The number of store closures announced in the first half of 2019 has already outstripped the number retailers announced in all of 2018.

MAIDEN ROCK — It’s an interesting statement about global business when a decision made by the Taliban in Afghanistan disrupts a store in a western Wisconsin village with a population of 119.

SAN DIEGO — A large San Diego-based tuna fishing operation, responsible for a sizable chunk of the tuna eaten by U.S. consumers, says it is slashing the size of its fleet by more than half.

DALLAS — A federal judge slapped the American Airlines mechanics unions with new, heavier restrictions that could include fines and other discipline for maintenance workers that turn down overtime and off-site assignments.

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. knowingly launched two low-priced, fuel-efficient cars with defective transmissions and continued selling the troubled Focus and Fiesta despite thousands of complaints and an avalanche of repairs, a Free Press investigation found.

CHICAGO — McDonald’s franchisees want the company to focus on making an excellent chicken sandwich as they face a rising threat from fast-growing Chick-fil-A.

When the Nguyen brothers opened their first 7 Leaves coffee shop in 2012, they didn’t dare tell their mother and father. The siblings feared that they would be devastated.

Jonathan Ive led Apple’s product design for decades, from the technicolor iMac that revived the company’s fortunes in the late ’90s to the softly minimalist iPhone that turned it into one of the world’s largest companies.

Chubb announced Monday it will stop insuring coal-fired power plants, establishing a climate change policy intended to bear down on an energy source increasingly falling out of favor.

About two years ago, the University of Chicago Medical Center touted a new, ambitious partnership with tech giant Google, one aimed at finding patterns in patients’ medical records that might help predict medical issues.

More than a dozen shareholder proposals failed as expected at Google’s annual meeting Wednesday, but they raised important questions about the massive company, which has had its share of scandals and controversy over the past year or so.

TAYLOR, Mich. — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rallied workers Wednesday to oppose the new trade deal reached between the United States, Mexico and Canada until it is “worthy of the American worker.”

DALLAS — Pilots for Southwest Airlines say the grounding of Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft is costing them about $9 million a month in lost wages.

Slack, the San Francisco-based company behind the workplace-messaging service that has seemingly taken over how employees communicate with each other, went public Thursday in a way rarely seen on Wall Street.

As Generation Z starts entering the workforce, office interior designers are creating flexible workspaces that offer the privacy young workers — those born between 1997 and 2012 — demand.

LOS ANGELES — If you thought the Walt Disney Co. would stop and catch its breath after opening its hugely popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion last month, think again.

Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin, died Wednesday at the age of 81, the Olathe, Kan.-based company announced Thursday.

FLINT, Mich. — General Motors Co. is investing $150 million at Flint Assembly in a move to boost production of the automaker’s profit-rich heavy-duty pickup trucks.

3M Co. will take a $160 million charge after suspending operations in Venezuela because of ongoing unrest in the South American country.

Congress is not known for working fast, but only a week after disclosing it an opened an antitrust investigation into big technology companies, a House committee will hold its first public hearing.

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s finally happened: Americans now spend more time on their phones and tablets than they do watching TV.

DETROIT — The Renault/Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merger effort appears to be dead, or at least on hold.

As Boeing responds to a federal criminal investigation related to the 737 Max, the company has assembled a deeply connected defense team headed by one attorney who represented Vice President Mike Pence in the Russian interference investigation, another who has served as the nation’s deputy a…

Vanguard’s inflows of new investor money are off to a strong start so far this year, with investors handing over $106 billion year to date through April — more than four times any other Wall Street firm.

DowDuPont, under chief executive Edward Breen, has once again reorganized the “new” DuPont Co., the Wilmington-based business group including most former E.I. DuPont Co. businesses and some formerly belonging to Dow Chemical Co.

Apple’s biggest cash cow, the iPhone, continued to suffer weaker sales around the world in first quarter of the year as Chinese tech giant Huawei flexed its muscles and claimed more market share from Apple and its longtime rival, Samsung.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Alexis Martin, who has worked in nursing homes and in retail, has found a niche in financial services, taking advantage of an apprenticeship, new to the industry though invaluable for decades in manufacturing and the trades.

In swaths of rural America, along roads where there are just a few farms or homes within a mile-long stretch, customers are so few that the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile don’t bother to build cell towers for coverage.

Under a cloud of tariffs on Chinese-made goods, Best Buy Co. reported higher-than-expected results on Thursday for the first quarter, led by sales of appliances, wearables and tablets.

I’ve used LinkedIn, the social network for business people, for years. But I’m having trouble removing myself from LinkedIn Groups I was once associated with. The instructions I’ve found online haven’t worked.

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray has agreed to a $1.3 billion acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the companies said Friday.

With China and the United States embroiled in an all-out trade war, companies are scrambling to find new overseas suppliers, even as they prepare to pass on the higher costs to their customers.

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast agreed Tuesday to sell its 33 percent stake in online streamer Hulu to the Walt Disney Co. for at least $5.8 billion — and perhaps billions more — when a deal closes in five years, a strategic win for Disney in the global battle for eyeballs and one that Comcast will h…

DETROIT — Eighteen large institutional investors in General Motors banded together Friday to tell GM they want the carmaker to take aggressive action to protect federal fuel economy standards.