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Putin in Vietnam, seeking to strengthen ties in Southeast Asia while Russia's isolation deepens

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Vietnam to strengthen ties with its longtime partner in Southeast Asia at a time when Moscow is facing growing international isolation because of its military actions in Ukraine
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An air plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, June. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
June 19

Petrobras new chief sworn in as market worries Brazil's government will have heavier hand

Magda Chambriard has been sworn in as the head of Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras as market concerns of increased government intervention in the company mount
June 19
Magda Chambriard, the new president of the state-run oil company Petrobras, waves during her inauguration ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
June 19

Snapchat Inc. to pay $15 million to settle discrimination and harassment lawsuit in California

Snapchat Inc. will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by California’s civil rights agency
June 19
FILE - The Snapchat app on a mobile device is seen in New York. Snap Inc., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The owner of Snapchat will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by California’s civil rights agency that claimed the company discriminated against female employees, failed to prevent workplace sexual harassment and retaliated against women who complained. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 19

Nurses in Oregon take to the picket lines to demand better staffing, higher pay

More than 3,000 nurses at six Oregon hospitals have spent a second day on the picket lines as they continued to demand fair wages and better nurse-to-patient ratios
June 19
June 19

Relatives of people killed in 2 Boeing Max crashes ask the US to fine the company $24.8 billion

Families of some of the people who died in two Boeing 737 Max crashes are asking the government to impose a fine of nearly $25 billion on the company
June 19
June 19

Nvidia is now the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Microsoft

Chipmaker Nvidia is now worth more than 3 trillion dollars and its shares are up 174% since the start of the year.
June 19
VIDEO: Nvidia is now the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Microsoft
June 19

A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs

The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says an economic ‘border war’ between his state and Kansas has restarted
June 19
FILE - A woman and her dog walk past Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, March 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas Legislature's top leaders endorsed helping the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals finance new stadiums in Kansas ahead of a special session set to convene Tuesday, June 18. The plan would authorize state bonds for stadium construction and pay them off with revenues from sports betting, the Kansas Lottery and new tax dollars generated in and around the new venues. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
June 19

Canadian airline WestJet begins canceling flights as mechanics threaten to strike

Canadian airline WestJet is starting to cancel some flights as it braces for a possible strike this week by aircraft maintenance technicians
June 19
FILE - A wesJet airplane takes off in Calgary, Alta., Jan. 21, 2021.Canadian airline WestJet has begun canceling some flights between Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in anticipation of a strike by aircraft maintenance technicians, saying it wants to avoid having passengers and planes stranded if there is a walkout. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 19

New York requiring paid break time for moms who need to pump breast milk at work, under new law

New York moms returning to work after giving birth will now get paid break time when they need to pump breast milk at their jobs, under a new law
June 19
A mother pumping breastmilk by an automatic breast pump machine while typing on a laptop in a corporate setting.
June 19

Apple ending 'Buy Now, Pay Later' program

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous has today’s business headlines.
June 19
VIDEO: Apple ending 'Buy Now, Pay Later' program
June 19

US chipmaker onsemi will invest $2 billion in a chip production facility in the Czech Republic

The U.S. chipmaker onsemi is planning a multi-year investment of up $2 billion in its production facility in the Czech Republic
June 19
June 19

'Verzuz' will return after Swizz Beatz, Timbaland lock in new distribution partnership with X

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are bringing the “Verzuz” series back with a new major platform for viewers to watch musicians face off in a song-against-song battle
June 19
Swizz Beatz, left, and Alicia Keys attend the Gordon Parks Foundation Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 19

Wedding guests can add the gift of gab when 'signing' an audio guestbook

There's a new twist on the guestbook at a wedding or other event
June 19
This photo shows an audio wedding guestbook offered for rent by FêteFone. The bridal market is crowded with companies renting or selling vintage phones for guests to record their well wishes. (Michael Radolinski via AP)
June 19

Far-right leader Bardella backpedals on taking France out of NATO strategic military command

The far-right leader angling to become France’s prime minister after the country’s upcoming parliamentary election has backtracked on the party’s previous promise to pull out of NATO’s strategic military command
June 19
Jordan Bardella, president of the far-right National Front party, arrives at the Eurosatory Defense and security exhibition, Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in Villepinte, north of Paris. Jordan Bardella, the National Rally president hoping to become France's prime minister, appealed Tuesday to voters to hand his party a clear majority after French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on June 9 that he was dissolving France's National Assembly, parliament's lower house.( AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 19

US carrier crew has fought Houthi attacks for months. How long can it last?

Fatigue is setting in as a U.S. aircraft carrier nears its ninth month waging the most intense running sea battle since World War II
June 19
FILE - The USS aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, also known as 'IKE', sails in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
June 19

EU criticizes France for excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign

The European Union’s executive arm is criticizing France for running up excessive debt, a stinging rebuke at the height of the election campaign where President Emmanuel Macron is fighting off challenges of the extreme right and the left
June 19
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a video conference as part as the AI Summit Seoul 2024 from the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, May, 21, 2024. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
June 19

EU Commission rebukes France for running up excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign

EU Commission rebukes France for running up excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign
June 19
June 19

Pharrell at Louis Vuitton celebrates the diversity of human skin in Paris UNESCO show

Louis Vuitton has celebrated the beauty of humanity in a star-studded menswear showcase at UNESCO in Paris
June 19
A model wears a creation as part of the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
June 19

Stock market today: Global stocks are mixed after Wall Street edges to more records

Global stocks are mixed after U.S. benchmarks ticked to more records following the latest signs that the U.S. economy may be slowing without falling into recession
June 19
Currency traders pass by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 19

With election looming, UK's governing Conservatives seize on inflation fall to 2% target

Inflation in the U.K. has returned to the Bank of England’s target rate of 2% for the first time in nearly three years
June 19
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to Gabardine Bar in Basingstoke, while on the General Election campaign trail, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 19

Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

There was one thing missing when a wealthy Missouri couple purchased their oceanfront home overlooking Camden Harbor in Maine: The million-dollar view was blocked by a neighbor's trees
June 19
Paul Hodgson talks about the anger in the community over one homeowner's poisoning of a neighbor's trees to gain a waterfront view, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Camden, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 19

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

Australia’s main opposition party says it plans to build Australia’s first nuclear power plants as early as 2035, arguing the government’s policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy will not work
June 19
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton unveils details of proposed nuclear energy plan as Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor, left, looks on during a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Australia's main opposition party has announced plans to build Australia's first nuclear power plants by 2037, arguing the government's policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy sources including solar, wind turbines and green hydrogen would not work. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 19

Japan's exports surge 13.5% in May, helped by cheap yen and strong demand in US, Asian markets

Japan has reported its exports surged 13.5% in May, helped by a weak yen and strong demand in the U.S. and Asia
June 19
FILE - A container ship is loaded and unloaded at a container terminal at a port of Kawasaki near Tokyo on March 9, 2022. Japan's exports surged 13.5% in May, faster than expected growth helped by a weak yen and strong demand in the U.S. and Asia, according to Finance Ministry data reported Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
June 18

Fresh Malaysian durians will make their way to China as trade deals signed during Premier Li's visit

Fresh Malaysian durians will soon make their way to China as the two countries signed a slew of trade and economic deals during a visit by Premier Li Qiang to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations
June 18
In this photo released by Malaysia's Department of Information, China's Premier Li Qiang, center, signs a guest book beside Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, right, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (Malaysia's Department of Information via AP)
June 18

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels in fatal assault sinks in Red Sea

A bulk carrier has sunk in the Red Sea, days after an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels who are believed to have killed one mariner on board
June 18
This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
June 18

Judge overseeing NFL 'Sunday Ticket' trial voices frustrations over the case

The federal judge presiding over the class-action lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers against the NFL voiced frustrations with the way the plaintiffs’ attorneys have handled their side of the case
June 18
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones arrives at federal court Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Los Angeles. Jones is testifying in a class-action lawsuit filed by "Sunday Ticket" subscribers claiming the NFL broke antitrust laws. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 18

Boeing CEO testifies on Capitol Hill

CEO Dave Calhoun went in front of members of the Senate Tuesday. Lawmakers are accusing Boeing of putting profits ahead of safety.
June 18
VIDEO: Boeing CEO testifies on Capitol Hill
June 18

Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok's adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ

The Federal Trade Commission has referred a complaint against TikTok and its Beijing-based parent company to the Department of Justice
June 18
FILE - The icon for the video sharing TikTok app is seen on a smartphone, Feb. 28, 2023, in Marple Township, Pa. The Federal Trade Commission has referred a complaint against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, to the Department of Justice. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 18

California governor wants to restrict smartphone usage in schools

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he wants to restrict students' usage of smartphones during the school day
June 18
June 18

California fines Amazon nearly $6M, alleging illegal work quotas at 2 warehouses

California has fined Amazon a total of $5.9 million, alleging the e-commerce giant worked warehouse employees so hard that it put their safety at risk
June 18
FILE - People leave the entrance to the Amazon San Bernardino Fulfillment Center, October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, Calif. California has hit Amazon with two separate fines totaling $5.9 million, alleging the e-commerce giant violated a law designed to protect warehouse employees from requirements that they work so quickly that it risks their safety, officials said Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/David McNew, File)
June 18

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday, 6/18/2024

U.S. stocks edged up to more records following the latest signal that the economy’s growth may be slowing without cratering, while Nvidia continued its rocket ride upward to become Wall Street’s most valuable company
June 18
June 18

Nvidia surpasses Microsoft to become the most valuable U.S. company

Nvidia surpasses Microsoft to become the most valuable U.S. company
June 18
June 18

Google to invest another $2.3 billion into Ohio data centers

Google will invest an additional $2.3 billion to support three data center campuses in central Ohio
June 18
June 18

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose $1.24 to $81.57 per barrel Tuesday
June 18
June 18

Congressional Budget Office raises this year’s federal budget deficit projection by $400 billion

The Congressional Budget Office says it projects this year’s federal budget deficit to be $400 billion higher, a 27% increase compared to its original estimate released in February
June 18
FILE - Phillip Swagel, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies during a House Committee hearing Feb. 14, 2024, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The CBO said Tuesday, June 18, that it projects a federal budget deficit increase of $400 billion or 27% this year, from its last budget outlook released in February.(AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
June 18

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Government officials say Dollar Tree stores failed to effectively recall lead-tainted applesauce pouches linked to illness in more than 500 U.S. children
June 18
FILE - This image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 17, 2023, shows three recalled applesauce products - WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack, and Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches. Dollar Tree failed to effectively recall the lead-tainted applesauce pouches linked to reports of illness in more than 500 children, leaving the products on some stores shelves for two months, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (FDA via AP, File)
June 18

Assault on US avocado inspectors in Mexican state led to suspension of inspections

Two employees of the U.S. Agriculture Department were assaulted and temporarily held by assailants in the Mexican state of Michoacan, prompting the U.S. government to suspend inspections of avocado and mango shipments
June 18
FILE - Avocados from Mexico are for sale at a grocery store in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, Feb. 17, 2022. The U.S. government has temporarily suspended inspections of avocado and mango shipments, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico said Tuesday, June 18, 2024, after two employees of the United States Agriculture Department were assaulted and temporarily held by assailants in the Mexican state of Michoacan. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
June 18

Canal pipe breaks, threatening a northern Montana irrigation project and drinking water

Two century-old steel pipes that help convey water from a river on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to a river that helps irrigate northern Montana cropland have failed
June 18
This photo released by the Bureau of Reclamation Missouri Basin Region, Montana Area Office, shows a breach in the St. Mary Canal siphon in Babb, Montana, Monday, June 17, 2024. The siphon is part of a system that carries water from a river on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to another river that provides irrigation water to farmers and drinking water to 14,000 residents in northern Montana. No injuries or deaths have been reported since the century-old pipes broke open Monday. Officials do not know how long it will take to repair the damage. (Bureau of Reclamation Missouri Basin Region, Montana Area Office via AP)
June 18

Nvidia, Six Flags rise; Lennar, America's Car-Mart fall, Tuesday, 6/18/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Tuesday: Nvidia, Six Flags rise; Lennar, America’s Car-Mart fall
June 18
June 18

Retail sales stagger while TikTok introduces AI avatar ads

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous reports on the latest economic trends.
June 18
VIDEO: Retail sales stagger while TikTik introduces AI avatar ads
June 18

Absentee voters in France scramble to make their voices heard in high-stakes legislative election

Voters who don’t expect to be able to cast ballots themselves are scrambling to make their voices heard in France’s high-stakes legislative election
June 18
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony marking the 84th anniversary of late French General Charles de Gaulle's World War II resistance call of June 18, 1940, at the Mont-Valerien memorial in Suresnes, outside Paris, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, in a shock response to a humbling defeat by the far right in the European Parliament election on June 9. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
June 18

McDonald's is ending its test run of AI-powered drive-thrus with IBM

Ever get your McDonald’s order mixed up at an AI-powered drive-thru
June 18
FILE - A McDonald's restaurant is seen, Feb. 14, 2018, in Ridgeland, Miss. McDonald’s confirmed, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, that it’s decided to end a global partnership with IBM, which has been testing an artifical intelligence technology at select McDonald’s drive thrus since 2021.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
June 18

Sprint great Michael Johnson launching 'Grand Slam Track' league with $100K first prizes

Sprinting great Michael Johnson is launching a track league that looks to assemble nearly 100 of the sport’s top performers four times a year to compete for $12.6 million in prize money over the season
June 18
FILE - Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone waves to the crowd after winning the women's 400 meters during the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., July 8, 2023. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone plans on defending her title in the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics, and has scratched from the 200 and 400-meter flat races that she had originally signed up for. The world-record holder had been entered in all three races for this month's U.S. Olympic trials, but as of Tuesday, June 18, 2024, she was listed as a “scratch” in the 200 and 400. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
June 18

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling millions of euros
June 18
FILE - In this file photo dated May 7, 2009 the company's logo is pictured on shopping bags in the Adidas outlet store in Herzogenaurach, southern Germany. Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling millions of euros, according to news media reports. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
June 18

Ecuador stops waiving visas for Chinese nationals because of an increase in irregular migration

Ecuador has announced the suspension of an agreement with China that had waived visas for Chinese citizens traveling to the South American country
June 18
A group of people, including many from China, walk along the wall after crossing the border with Mexico to seek asylum, near Jacumba, Calif., Oct. 24, 2023. Ecuador on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, announced the suspension of an agreement with China that had waived visas for Chinese citizens traveling to the South American country, due to the increase in unusual migratory flows, using Ecuador as a starting point to reach other nations in the hemisphere through irregular routes, the Foreign Ministry said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 18

Ecuador suspends an agreement with China waiving visas for Chinese nationals, citing an increase in irregular migration

Ecuador suspends an agreement with China waiving visas for Chinese nationals, citing an increase in irregular migration
June 18
June 18

Blaze at Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is the third in a little over a month

A fire has broken out at an office building belonging to Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, the third in a little over a month to hit the drugmaker
June 18
Police and fire department work at a building at NOVO on Krogshoejvej in Bagvaerd, Denmark, Tuesday June 18, 2024. A fire has broken out Tuesday at an office building belonging to Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, the third in a little over a month to hit the drugmaker. There were no reports of injuries, and police say the blaze is under control. (Steven Knap/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 18

Apple kills off its buy now, pay later service barely a year after launch

Apple is discontinuing its buy now, pay later service known as Apple Pay Later barely a year after its initial launch in the U.S., and will rely on companies who already dominate the industry like Affirm and Klarna
June 18
FILE - An Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store on March 14, 2020, in New York. Apple is discontinuing its buy now, pay later service known as Apple Pay Later, barely a year of it being broadly available in the U.S., and instead plans to rely on the larger companies who already dominate the industry like Affirm and Klarna. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 18

Russian authorities arrest 3 people after dozens are hospitalized with botulism symptoms

Russian authorities have detained three people in connection with a suspected botulism outbreak
June 18
June 18

Business owners increasingly worry about payment fraud, survey finds

Small businesses are increasingly concerned about payment fraud
June 18
FILE - People working at a gelato shop serve customers in New York on February 18, 2024. Small businesses are increasingly concerned about payment fraud according to a survey from regional bank KeyBank. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)