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The Galveston County Daily News: Business

January 19, 2017

Business

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Pipeline ruptures lead to settlement with Oklahoma company

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners will complete $16 million in upgrades to pipelines and pay a $2 million fine as part of a federal settlement following pipeline ruptures in three states.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department
Posted: January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical function.

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NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks
Posted: January 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism.

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North Dakota landowners sue over Dakota Access easements
Posted: January 19, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.

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Alibaba's Ma: Olympics deal will help fight counterfeiting
Posted: January 19, 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba chief Jack Ma says he hopes a new accord with Olympics officials will help fight counterfeiting, as the e-commerce giant seeks to repair its image after being deemed a "notorious" market for fakes by the U.S. government.

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Some in Texas town of Jewett welcome Donald Trump presidency
Posted: January 19, 2017

JEWETT, Texas (AP) — Jim Salley has spent a half century selling boots, clothes and gear to men and women working in the local coal mine, steel mill and oil and gas fields, but the last few years have been a struggle.

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Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants
Posted: January 19, 2017

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is one step away from losing its status of one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Already reeling, Mexico fears it has much to lose with Trump
Posted: January 18, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Donald Trump's assumption of the U.S. presidency couldn't come at a worse time for Mexico.

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AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
Posted: January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.

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Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright
Posted: January 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.

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