Boris Johnson leads as UK Tories cut leader candidates to 3

June 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party narrowed the race to become the country's next prime minister to three candidates on Thursday, and is set to pick the final two contenders... more »»

 
 
 
World shares rise on hopes for US-China truce, Fed outlook

June 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets advanced Thursday on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates. more »»

Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

June 20, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Boeing's post-crash business slump may be coming to an end. more »»

Putin faces gripes in call-in show about living standards

June 20, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin faced a litany of complaints about low living standards during a marathon call-in show Thursday, promising to boost wages and pensions and boost social... more »»

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

June 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is urging Conservative Party leadership contenders to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European... more »»

World shares gain on Fed reassurance, hopes for trade truce

June 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares advanced on Thursday on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might bring about a truce in trade tensions. more »»

EU leaders set for major battle over bloc's top jobs

June 20, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — With several top officials on their way out of the European Union by the end of fall, EU leaders are gathering Thursday for a major political horse-trading exercise that is as... more »»

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study... more »»

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

June 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. more »»

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.6%, on Fed rate cut talk

June 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it's prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.. more »»

PG&E says it's fixed many major safety risks on lines, poles

June 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. more »»

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

June 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partner. more »»

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting dee... more »»

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions... more »»

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

June 19, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain... more »»

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting dee... more »»

Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday to economist Arthur Laffer, whose disputed theories on tax cuts have guided Republican policy since... more »»

The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local):

6:10 p.m. more »»

US stocks rise after Fed signals future rate cuts

June 19, 2019

Stocks brushed off a muted start on Wall Street and notched modest gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. more »»

US stocks move higher after Fed signals future rate cuts

June 19, 2019

Stocks rose modestly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the economy from trade... more »»

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's... more »»