U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. Financial stocks led the gainers. Energy companies also rose, getting a boost from rising crude oil prices. Real estate companies and other high-d…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers powered economic momentum heading into 2017.
LONDON (AP) — It took Britain more than a decade of trying to join the European club. It's now got just two to get out and strike a new relationship.
QINGDAO, China (AP) — After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company's chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Cenovus Energy says it will pay $17.7 billion Canadian (US$ 13.2 billion) for most of ConocoPhillips' Canadian assets.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back steps taken by his predecessor to curb global warming. (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in early trading Wednesday, with utilities declining the most. Real estate and financial stocks also fell. Banks were also down as bond yields fell. Consumer goods companies were the biggest gainers. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink.
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling …
CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state's $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has voted to require oil and gas firms to step up efforts to refrain from employing people in the country illegally.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. Banks and other financials stocks led the gainers, while phone company stocks were down the most. Energy stocks rose as oil p…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.
PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to b…
BEIJING (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China's three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country's growing travel market.
BERLIN (AP) — A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may hav…
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Company: Dakota Access pipeline under North Dakota reservoir is filled with oil, full pipeline will be in service soon.
A GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people working in risky environments could be exposing them to more peril.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will remain in place through February 2018.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday.
PARIS (AP) — French energy company Total SA is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current administration.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day went into sharp reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as di…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state of Indiana as it offers $7 million of incentives to a company still planning to cut about a third of its some 1,600 jobs.
SEATTLE (AP) — Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — In a story March 24 about public funding of a medical center expansion in Rochester, The Associated Press erroneously reported the recipient of $585 million in public funds. The money is going to public infrastructure for the Destination Medical Center project, not to…
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."