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Volkswagen board backs CEO, chairman in markets case

The full Volkswagen board of directors has defended CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch against charges the two failed to give investors timely notice of the company’s impending diesel emissions scandal in 2015.

Idaho GOP chair arrested for stalking estranged wife

Authorities say the former Idaho Republican Party chairman was arrested Thursday for stalking his estranged wife, though Jonathan Parker’s lawyer claims it was a “grand misunderstanding.”

Private school future in flux after official’s indictment

A man accused of playing a part in a multimillion-dollar cellphone smuggling ring told the Idaho Press on Wednesday that his biggest concern is the future of the private classical Christian school in Boise he helps run.

Lowe’s Chairman and CEO Niblock retiring

Lowe’s chairman and CEO is retiring at a time when the home improvement chain is looking to rev up business and compete better with its rival Home Depot.

Trump nominates Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his choice of Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the nation’s central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the position.

Senators grill SEC chairman on disclosure of data breach

U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday grilled the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission – the agency responsible for policing Wall Street – on its handling of a 2016 data breach that was disclosed only last week.

Inslee to become Democratic Governors Association chair

Through the early months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has attracted national attention as a leading Democratic critic of the White House. Later this year, Inslee will step into a role that could further boost his profile and put him on the front lines of efforts to tap into an anti-Trump backlash to reverse Democratic Party losses in dozens of states.

South Korean court approves arrest of Samsung heir

A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal, a stunning decline for the princeling of South Korea’s richest family.

GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his panel will investigate the businessman’s sprawling empire.

Priebus tapped as White House chief of staff

Donald Trump named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus his White House chief of staff, elevating one of his loyal GOP advisers with a deep expertise of the Washington establishment Trump has vowed to shake up.

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by the Associated Press show.