Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) — Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” Google employees around the world walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is the tech company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. Employees staged walkouts at offices from Tokyo to Singapore to London. Hundreds protested…

Report: Midwest Economy Expands Despite Tariff Concerns

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy expanded in nine Midwestern and Plains states last month despite mounting concerns about tariffs and trade skirmishes, according to a report released Thursday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 54.9 in October, from 57.5 in September , the report said. The October reading was the lowest since January 2017, but…

Mueller Refers Plot To Make False Claims About Him To FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller’s office has referred to the FBI allegations that women were “offered money to make false claims” about the special counsel, according to Mueller’s spokesman. In a statement, spokesman Peter Carr says that once the office learned of the allegations, it immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation. The…