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  • German finance minister holds out against Greek debt cut

    Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts. Eurozone finance ministers will review progress on the Greek bailout program Monday. The International Monetary Fund argues...

  • UK foreign secretary downplays EU payment suggestions

    Britain's foreign secretary dismissed as "speculation" suggestions that the U.K. would pay for tariff-free trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc. Boris Johnson's comments Sunday in an interview with the BBC came after David Davis, the minister in charge of negotiating Britain's...

  • Jobs report shows Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy

    The U.S. jobs report on Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor. Hiring is solid and the unemployment rate low. But longer-term problems persist — especially a stubbornly high number of men who are out...

  • Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

    President-elect Donald Trump is threatening heavy taxes as retribution for U.S. companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans. In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any...

  • Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

    The U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to this week's crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team, Bolivia's Defense Minister said Saturday. As investigators probe what caused the crash that killed all but...

  • Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data

    Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages. Indexes finished little changed as real estate and household goods companies rose, but banks, which have soared since the presidential election,...

  • Trump forms an advisory group of CEOs for input on jobs

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday announced the formation of an advisory group of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders who will offer input on how to create jobs and speed economic growth. The President's Strategic and Policy Forum will hold its first meeting at the White House in the...

  • Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of political hype

    When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants. Similar jobs-for-subsidies deals are struck nearly every day around the country by governors, mayors and...

  • Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

    A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office....

  • Famously cold N. Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest camp

    So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands. But if they defy next week's government deadline to abandon the camp, demonstrators...

  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal....

  • United to pay $2.4M to settle with SEC over NJ to SC flight

    United Airlines is paying $2.4 million to settle civil charges stemming from allegations the airline reinstated a direct flight from New Jersey to South Carolina as a personal favor to an official with a nearby vacation home. United's parent company, United Continental Holdings Inc., is settling...

  • 1st US offshore wind farm to begin production within days

    There has been a hiccup at the nation's first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power. Deepwater Wind, which owns the five-turbine farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, says one turbine is not turning. But spokeswoman Meaghan Wims said Friday that will not delay the start-up...

  • BP to push ahead with big oil project in the Gulf of Mexico

    BP PLC is moving ahead with a $9 billion oil project in the Gulf of Mexico after a cost-cutting redesign, a sign of confidence about future prices for crude. The UK-based oil giant announced it would continue with the second phase of its Mad Dog project off the Louisiana coast just a day after...

  • Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary

    When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump's pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well. OneWest, a bank...

  • US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

    The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday. The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending to $3.2 trillion. That's...

  • Memo: Trump backs pipeline based on policy, not investments

    President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide's memo. Spokesman Bryan Lanza said in a memo this...

  • Oldest maker of outdoor wear in US will be based in London

    Pennsylvania's Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London. Woolrich president Nicholas Brayton tells Pennlive.com (http://bit.ly/2fPIj7a ) the Wednesday merger with Italy's W.P. Lavori in...

  • 1st nonstop commercial flight from Beijing arrives in Vegas

    A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance marked the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas. Area elected and tourism officials, a Hainan Airlines executive, and Luo Linquan, the consul general of the People's...

  • House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin

    The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise. Lawmakers passed the legislative package, 375-34. The bill now goes to the Senate where...

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