AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter? 2017-12-14T14:37:48Z 2017-12-14T05:24:35Z 2017-12-14T14:36:44Z "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.
Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case 2017-12-14T14:37:42Z 2017-12-14T09:34:49Z 2017-12-14T14:36:30Z Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek to modernize the Russian economy if he's re-elected to another term next March.
Refugee quota opponents stump up funds to bolster EU borders 2017-12-14T14:37:14Z 2017-12-14T09:44:43Z 2017-12-14T14:37:14Z EU leaders are gathering in Brussels set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. The Latest: Disney says James Murdoch future role unclear 2017-12-14T14:37:12Z 2017-12-14T13:05:11Z 2017-12-14T14:37:12Z Analysts say Disney's $52.4 billion deal to buy a large part of 21st Century Fox will put it in a better position to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.
European Central Bank leaves rates, stimulus plans unchanged 2017-12-14T14:37:02Z 2017-12-14T12:54:56Z 2017-12-14T14:37:02Z The European Central Bank has left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year. Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000 2017-12-14T14:36:41Z 2017-12-14T13:54:51Z 2017-12-14T14:35:33Z Applications for US unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 225,000.
Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord 2017-12-14T14:36:37Z 2017-12-14T08:54:45Z 2017-12-14T14:35:18Z Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.
New Polish PM debuts at summit, seeks better ties with EU 2017-12-14T14:36:34Z 2017-12-14T11:04:44Z 2017-12-14T14:35:11Z A new Polish prime minister makes his foreign debut at a European Union summit Thursday, a first test if the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels. US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales 2017-12-14T14:36:31Z 2017-12-14T14:04:48Z 2017-12-14T14:35:08Z US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping. Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal 2017-12-14T14:36:29Z 2017-12-14T12:24:45Z 2017-12-14T14:35:04Z Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.
The Latest: ECB sees no 'systemic' problems in markets 2017-12-14T14:36:26Z 2017-12-14T14:14:59Z 2017-12-14T14:35:02Z European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the economic upswing is "stronger in Europe than the United States" but that the ECB is still far from raising interest rates as the Fed has done. Men plead guilty to creating 'botnet' used to crash the web 2017-12-14T14:26:24Z 2017-12-13T20:04:37Z 2017-12-14T14:26:20Z Men plead guilty to creating Mirai 'botnet' used in 2016 internet attack. Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year 2017-12-14T14:26:17Z 2017-12-13T18:04:22Z 2017-12-14T14:26:14Z Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service next year, the latest company to marry wireless and video.
Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017 2017-12-14T14:26:14Z 2017-12-13T08:24:22Z 2017-12-14T14:26:08Z Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017. Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results 2017-12-14T14:26:00Z 2017-12-13T22:44:25Z 2017-12-14T14:26:00Z Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results, summarize opposing sides on contentious questions.
As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs 2017-12-14T14:18:22Z 2017-12-14T06:34:40Z 2017-12-14T14:17:58Z As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions. South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader 2017-12-14T14:18:10Z 2017-12-14T09:56:15Z 2017-12-14T14:17:49Z South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader; 'Collapse or begin a renewal'. Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to key 2018 election 2017-12-14T14:17:49Z 2017-12-14T09:44:42Z 2017-12-14T14:17:19Z Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to 2018 election, key tests are economic growth, democracy, reform.
The Latest: EU summit: Merkel calls for unity on migrants 2017-12-14T14:17:39Z 2017-12-14T10:04:43Z 2017-12-14T14:16:58Z Poland's new prime minister is making his foreign debut at a European Union summit, a first test of whether the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels.
Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control 2017-12-14T14:06:42Z 2017-12-12T20:53:46Z 2017-12-14T14:06:39Z California and the Trump administration will square off before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women.
Global stock markets drop after Fed rate hike 2017-12-14T13:57:08Z 2017-12-14T06:24:53Z 2017-12-14T13:57:08Z Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike; China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates.
EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity 2017-12-14T13:47:49Z 2017-12-14T10:34:45Z 2017-12-14T13:47:25Z Britain's chief Brexit negotiator says a situation in which the U.K. crashes out of the European Union without a deal has become "massively less probable" because of a preliminary agreement reached last week. Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force 2017-12-14T13:37:00Z 2017-12-14T12:25:00Z 2017-12-14T13:36:14Z Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring.
The Latest: Putin backs efforts to find kids of IS fighters 2017-12-14T13:36:31Z 2017-12-14T10:34:49Z 2017-12-14T13:35:10Z Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is concerned about the U.S. considering a pullout from key nuclear arms control pacts, adding that Moscow will stick to them. Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade 2017-12-14T13:16:41Z 2017-12-14T10:05:01Z 2017-12-14T13:16:14Z The Bank of England is set to keep its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent on Thursday, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote. South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties 2017-12-14T12:57:05Z 2017-12-14T06:04:37Z 2017-12-14T12:56:19Z South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires 2017-12-14T12:16:29Z 2017-12-14T09:04:49Z 2017-12-14T12:16:00Z Chinese authorities commandeer natural gas supplies to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy shortages in frigid weather. Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial 2017-12-14T11:36:16Z 2017-12-14T09:04:55Z 2017-12-14T11:36:16Z Turkey's official news agency says police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey, in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker.
Greek unions strike as bailouts to end with austerity blitz 2017-12-14T11:16:03Z 2017-12-14T07:44:41Z 2017-12-14T11:16:03Z Greek workers walk off the job in 24-hour general strike that shuts down services across the country. 'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule 2017-12-14T10:47:20Z 2017-12-13T16:04:33Z 2017-12-14T10:46:51Z Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has finally made it to space, just in time for the newest Star Wars movie. EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition 2017-12-14T10:47:07Z 2017-12-14T03:04:31Z 2017-12-14T10:46:33Z President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn his nomination after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely.
Thousands of passengers affected by Niki airline's grounding 2017-12-14T10:05:18Z 2017-12-14T09:14:47Z 2017-12-14T10:05:16Z Thousands of European travelers could be left stranded by the bankruptcy of Austrian budget carrier Niki, which has ceased flight operations. China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate 2017-12-14T09:44:57Z 2017-12-14T04:14:33Z 2017-12-14T09:44:51Z China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged. Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog 2017-12-14T09:24:57Z 2017-12-14T09:04:40Z 2017-12-14T09:24:53Z Australia's financial crime intelligence agency has widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.
Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds 2017-12-14T09:16:09Z 2017-12-13T22:14:40Z 2017-12-14T09:15:09Z A report from a real estate company says prices for condos in Trump buildings with his gilded name above the door are falling in the first year of his presidency.
Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018 2017-12-14T09:05:22Z 2017-12-13T19:14:31Z 2017-12-14T09:05:12Z Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent.
GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year 2017-12-14T08:57:08Z 2017-12-13T09:04:44Z 2017-12-14T08:57:08Z A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted. The Latest: China raises key policy rate after Fed's hike 2017-12-14T08:56:04Z 2017-12-13T10:04:26Z 2017-12-14T08:55:37Z World stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve.
The Latest: IRS says bill could benefit taxpayers by Feb 2017-12-14T08:24:44Z 2017-12-13T17:04:30Z 2017-12-14T08:24:43Z House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier 2017-12-14T08:17:07Z 2017-12-13T22:35:11Z 2017-12-14T08:16:26Z Walmart is providing workers with an app that will help them budget their money and get paid earlier. Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle 2017-12-14T08:16:57Z 2017-12-13T18:25:19Z 2017-12-14T08:15:55Z Republican higher education bill that eliminates key student loan subsidies and boosts for-profit colleges passes first major hurdle in House.
Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics 2017-12-14T07:08:29Z 2017-12-12T23:33:53Z 2017-12-14T07:08:22Z Some of Facebook's early friends are now its sharpest critics, accusing it and other social media giants of addicting their users and undermining democracy. Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case 2017-12-14T07:04:46Z 2017-12-13T22:34:39Z 2017-12-14T07:04:44Z A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off. Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises 2017-12-14T05:44:49Z 2017-12-13T15:24:22Z 2017-12-14T05:44:49Z U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas 2017-12-14T04:47:03Z 2017-12-13T22:54:40Z 2017-12-14T04:47:01Z Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas. Gossip editors face HR training after harassment allegations 2017-12-14T02:56:09Z 2017-12-13T22:04:36Z 2017-12-14T02:55:31Z The company that publishes Us Weekly, the National Enquirer and other gossip publications will hire outside experts for sexual harassment prevention training, after revelations that its top editor was twice the subject of sexual harassment investigations.
Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation 2017-12-14T02:16:28Z 2017-12-13T17:44:19Z 2017-12-14T02:15:41Z As inflation in Venezuela reaches catastrophic heights, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars.
Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump 2017-12-14T01:25:19Z 2017-12-12T07:23:29Z 2017-12-14T01:25:19Z More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.
EPA chief jets to Morocco to help promote fossil fuel use 2017-12-14T00:17:19Z 2017-12-13T23:25:53Z 2017-12-14T00:16:36Z EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flew to Morocco to help encourage the North African kingdom to import liquefied natural gas from the United States. NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway 2017-12-13T23:28:41Z 2017-12-13T21:44:31Z 2017-12-13T23:28:18Z Federal investigators say they probing an incident in which a Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight 2017-12-13T22:59:13Z 2017-12-13T22:54:34Z 2017-12-13T22:59:13Z With 'net neutrality' rules set for termination, some advocates are bracing for a long fight. Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year 2017-12-13T22:50:29Z 2017-12-13T16:14:18Z 2017-12-13T22:50:15Z A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside.
Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin suspect to US 2017-12-13T22:40:54Z 2017-12-13T09:45:24Z 2017-12-13T22:40:50Z Greece's Supreme Court will rule on whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin.
The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: "Get out of the way" 2017-12-13T22:19:27Z 2017-12-12T09:07:00Z 2017-12-13T22:18:29Z Activists pretending to represent a massive wave of oil are holding a protest in Paris at the start of an international climate summit. Gold company expands Alaska operations north of Fairbanks 2017-12-13T22:18:02Z 2017-12-13T20:34:33Z 2017-12-13T22:18:02Z A gold company has acquired mineral rights to land north of Fairbanks that is believed to contain millions of ounces of gold.
Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year 2017-12-13T22:17:54Z 2017-12-13T12:54:21Z 2017-12-13T22:17:54Z Saudi King Salman delivers annual speech outlining government's priorities for coming year, focusing on economy and emphasizing anti-corruption crackdown.
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday 2017-12-13T21:25:12Z 2017-12-13T08:34:18Z 2017-12-13T21:25:01Z 3 things to watch for from the Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference.
CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked 2017-12-13T21:25:01Z 2017-12-13T15:34:16Z 2017-12-13T21:24:51Z CNN is claiming Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a tweet from his handle called the president a "pathetic loser" following Democrat Doug Jones winning Alabama's special Senate election.
That new store card could torpedo your credit score 2017-12-13T20:05:00Z 2017-12-13T15:14:31Z 2017-12-13T20:04:52Z Saving money on holiday purchases now by opening a store credit card could cost you later in credit score points.
The Latest: UK lawmakers defeat government on Brexit bill 2017-12-13T19:35:51Z 2017-12-13T19:24:25Z 2017-12-13T19:34:21Z British lawmakers have delivered a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement with the European Union. Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt 2017-12-13T18:04:56Z 2017-12-13T16:14:16Z 2017-12-13T18:04:50Z Target plans to boost same-day delivery by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon. EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additive 2017-12-13T17:17:18Z 2017-12-13T12:44:25Z 2017-12-13T17:16:06Z The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive which is considered key in industrial meats for the ubiquitous doner kebab.
Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox 2017-12-13T17:08:12Z 2017-12-12T00:43:17Z 2017-12-13T17:08:05Z Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox, opening the door for a possible Disney bid. Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam 2017-12-13T16:21:10Z 2017-12-11T18:53:22Z 2017-12-13T16:21:07Z Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.
Spirit Airlines picks insider to become next CEO in 2019 2017-12-13T16:05:01Z 2017-12-13T15:44:27Z 2017-12-13T16:04:54Z Spirit Airlines' chief financial officer will become the budget carrier's next CEO in 2019. Gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4 percent 2017-12-13T16:04:57Z 2017-12-13T14:04:13Z 2017-12-13T16:04:52Z Rising gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4 percent in November. Collision in Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel kills 2 2017-12-13T15:55:56Z 2017-12-13T11:34:16Z 2017-12-13T15:54:52Z Police say a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Switzerland's Gotthard tunnel has left two people dead and forced the temporary closure of the tunnel, a key transit route through the Alps.
US-based climate scientists to take research to France 2017-12-13T15:38:33Z 2017-12-12T05:23:24Z 2017-12-13T15:38:32Z Two U.S.-based climate scientists say it's a dream come true _ the offer of all-expenses-paid grants to advance their research in Europe instead of the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump.
Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans 2017-12-13T15:36:22Z 2017-12-12T08:44:40Z 2017-12-13T15:36:22Z Administration asserts GOP-backed tax overhaul will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers. Polish top journalists oppose fine on US-owned broadcaster 2017-12-13T15:27:34Z 2017-12-13T12:34:15Z 2017-12-13T15:27:34Z The jury of Poland's main journalism award has condemned the imposition by a state regulator of a heavy fine on a private American-owned television for its coverage of 2016 anti-government protests.
Global stocks steady ahead of expected Fed rate hike 2017-12-13T15:25:15Z 2017-12-13T06:34:04Z 2017-12-13T15:25:08Z Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street gained as investors look ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. Germany's Lufthansa drops bid for Air Berlin's Niki unit 2017-12-13T15:16:44Z 2017-12-13T15:04:27Z 2017-12-13T15:16:44Z Germany's Lufthansa says it has withdrawn its bid for the Niki division of bankrupt Air Berlin as it tries to secure European Union approval for its planned takeover of much of what was once the country's second-biggest airline.
Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency 2017-12-13T15:10:46Z 2017-12-10T21:22:36Z 2017-12-13T15:10:42Z A major security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, will begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday. Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears 2017-12-13T13:26:19Z 2017-12-11T09:03:10Z 2017-12-13T13:26:15Z French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. EU approves Poland's program to develop clean energy 2017-12-13T13:24:20Z 2017-12-13T11:14:08Z 2017-12-13T13:24:17Z The European Union's executive body says it has approved Poland's 9.4 billion euro plan for developing renewable energy sources. Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unit 2017-12-13T13:08:47Z 2017-12-13T00:43:51Z 2017-12-13T13:08:39Z Toshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for sale of chip unit.
Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands 2017-12-13T12:36:03Z 2017-12-13T02:13:55Z 2017-12-13T12:35:00Z The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. NBC's 'Today' in ratings lead after Matt Lauer's firing 2017-12-13T12:04:38Z 2017-12-12T22:53:54Z 2017-12-13T12:04:32Z NBC's 'Today' show beats ABC's 'Good Morning America' in the ratings for the second week in a row for the first time in a year. UK pay rates up but still lagging behind price rises 2017-12-13T10:55:18Z 2017-12-13T10:14:14Z 2017-12-13T10:54:13Z Official figures are showing wages in Britain creeping up but still lagging the rise in prices, meaning working households continue to experience a real-terms pay cut as they ready for Christmas. Global firms snared in South Africa's corruption scandal 2017-12-13T10:16:24Z 2017-12-13T10:14:06Z 2017-12-13T10:15:52Z Major global companies snared in growing South African corruption scandal around president. Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales 2017-12-13T09:45:23Z 2017-12-13T08:15:07Z 2017-12-13T09:45:18Z The owner of the Zara fashion store says net profit jumped by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores. Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics 2017-12-13T09:45:10Z 2017-12-13T01:23:52Z 2017-12-13T09:45:04Z The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members.
Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups 2017-12-13T08:45:10Z 2017-12-11T19:23:14Z 2017-12-13T08:44:58Z Some HealthCare.gov customers get incorrect message that no plans are available to them. Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo 2017-12-13T08:39:11Z 2017-12-11T16:23:03Z 2017-12-13T08:38:51Z Soon you can watch football free on your phone on Yahoo with new Verizon-NFL deal. US wholesale prices up 0.4 percent in November 2017-12-13T06:35:08Z 2017-12-12T13:44:49Z 2017-12-13T06:34:31Z US wholesale prices up 0.4 percent in November, led by big spike in gasoline prices. Female workers sue McCormick & Schmick's over lewd behavior 2017-12-13T06:27:43Z 2017-12-12T05:13:41Z 2017-12-13T06:27:35Z Five female kitchen workers in Boston are detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit they're filing against a national restaurant chain.
Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement 2017-12-13T05:24:46Z 2017-12-12T15:23:53Z 2017-12-13T05:24:44Z U.S. stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading as investors size up the latest company earnings and deal news.
Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba 2017-12-13T04:04:36Z 2017-12-12T20:53:53Z 2017-12-13T04:04:29Z Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops. German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying 2017-12-13T03:46:15Z 2017-12-10T11:12:37Z 2017-12-13T03:46:14Z The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. US budget deficit totals $138.5 billion in November 2017-12-13T01:44:48Z 2017-12-12T19:05:27Z 2017-12-13T01:44:42Z US government records $138.5 billion deficit in November, up 1.4 percent from a year ago.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil 2017-12-13T01:05:55Z 2017-12-12T12:33:37Z 2017-12-13T01:05:50Z The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died at the age of 65.
The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals 2017-12-13T00:45:27Z 2017-12-12T17:15:56Z 2017-12-13T00:45:15Z House and Senate negotiators are rushing to finalize the Republican tax legislation for a vote next week, to deliver the promised measure to President Donald Trump before Christmas. UK inflation rises to highest level since March 2012 2017-12-12T23:17:34Z 2017-12-12T09:53:36Z 2017-12-12T23:17:34Z Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will have to write a letter to Britain's Treasury chief explaining why inflation in the country is running by more than a percentage point above target.
Poland's PM: we don't want a divided Europe of 2 speeds 2017-12-12T23:07:39Z 2017-12-12T19:36:42Z 2017-12-12T23:07:39Z Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in his policy speech Tuesday that Poland "fits the European puzzle" and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character. Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 4-10 2017-12-12T23:05:46Z 2017-12-12T23:04:22Z 2017-12-12T23:05:43Z A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Dec. 4-10.
Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant 2017-12-12T22:56:08Z 2017-12-12T16:23:53Z 2017-12-12T22:55:00Z Authorities say that an explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia has left one person dead and 21 injured. Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law 2017-12-12T22:05:14Z 2017-12-12T17:46:36Z 2017-12-12T22:05:12Z President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea.
Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur 2017-12-12T20:06:45Z 2017-12-08T13:51:23Z 2017-12-12T20:06:41Z New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear. EU's Tusk: Brexit will be a "furious race against time" 2017-12-12T18:58:20Z 2017-12-12T13:03:46Z 2017-12-12T18:58:20Z The European Union's top Brexit legislator is criticizing British negotiator David Davis for his comments that last week's agreement between the EU and Britain was merely "a statement of intent. Amid Amazon competition, Westfield malls sold for $15.7B 2017-12-12T18:45:39Z 2017-12-12T10:43:36Z 2017-12-12T18:45:31Z French real estate company Unibail-Rodamco is buying Australia-based shopping mall operator Westfield Corporation in a deal that values it at $24.7 billion. Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland 2017-12-12T17:25:37Z 2017-12-12T16:24:03Z 2017-12-12T17:25:34Z A union is calling on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, though it says there will be no walkouts in the days around Christmas.
World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision 2017-12-12T15:36:55Z 2017-12-12T06:33:25Z 2017-12-12T15:36:55Z Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over Fed, China.
The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher 2017-12-12T13:56:02Z 2017-12-11T00:23:31Z 2017-12-12T13:56:02Z Start of bitcoin futures trading overwhelms exchange.
Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns 2017-12-12T13:40:21Z 2017-12-07T18:21:02Z 2017-12-12T13:40:17Z Bitcoin surges but then falls sharply; banks raise concern about risk ahead of the debut of bitcoin futures next week. New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct 2017-12-12T13:16:45Z 2017-12-11T22:13:36Z 2017-12-12T13:16:29Z The New Yorker magazine says it has cut ties with its well-known politics reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct.
Poland's new PM to list his goals in speech to lawmakers 2017-12-12T13:06:53Z 2017-12-12T12:53:51Z 2017-12-12T13:06:50Z Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals after he was tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad. The Latest: Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan 2017-12-12T12:55:58Z 2017-12-11T17:43:53Z 2017-12-12T12:54:18Z President Donald Trump is making his final pitch for the Republican tax plan in a speech to the American people. Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital 2017-12-12T11:06:59Z 2017-12-10T19:22:42Z 2017-12-12T11:06:55Z Federal officials have warned that patients at a Dallas psychiatric hospital are at risk two years after Texas regulators threatened to shut down the facility over safety problems.
Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance 2017-12-12T06:55:58Z 2017-12-11T06:32:52Z 2017-12-12T06:55:53Z Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities. Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment 2017-12-12T06:44:12Z 2017-12-11T16:43:12Z 2017-12-12T06:44:04Z The Trump administration is estimating the Republican tax bill will generate about $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years from a boost to economic growth. Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations 2017-12-12T05:55:23Z 2017-12-11T15:33:01Z 2017-12-12T05:55:23Z Celebrity chef Mario Batali, facing sexual misconduct allegations, steps away from daily operations at his restaurant empire. France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants 2017-12-12T05:36:47Z 2017-12-11T08:52:57Z 2017-12-12T05:36:43Z A group of U.S.-based climate scientists are about to win multi-year grants worth more than $1 million each to relocate to France instead.
Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over China 2017-12-12T05:35:32Z 2017-12-11T15:23:01Z 2017-12-12T05:34:07Z U.S. stock indexes are edging higher in early trading as gains in technology and energy companies outweigh losses among makers of packaged foods and other consumer goods. Coffee shop wants to be Denver's first legal marijuana club 2017-12-12T04:26:37Z 2017-12-11T23:23:23Z 2017-12-12T04:26:22Z Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs. Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran 2017-12-12T04:24:08Z 2017-12-12T00:53:17Z 2017-12-12T04:24:00Z Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy.
Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff 2017-12-12T01:23:36Z 2017-12-11T09:06:22Z 2017-12-12T01:23:28Z Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments 2017-12-12T00:57:10Z 2017-12-11T20:23:09Z 2017-12-12T00:56:52Z Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans are facing criticism for using government resources to attack a private retail company that opposes the Trump administration's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments.
Drug companies sue to block California drug price law 2017-12-12T00:37:54Z 2017-12-09T01:51:38Z 2017-12-12T00:37:33Z Pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases. Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline 2017-12-12T00:35:46Z 2017-12-11T23:13:23Z 2017-12-12T00:34:02Z A government panel is urging the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until the company that operates them can finish inspections and repair coating gaps.
Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions 2017-12-11T23:56:48Z 2017-12-10T12:02:21Z 2017-12-11T23:56:07Z Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. Waiting for Congress, Mnuchin makes 2nd emergency debt move 2017-12-11T22:16:38Z 2017-12-11T21:13:15Z 2017-12-11T22:16:38Z Treasury takes second emergency step to keep from breaching debt limit. In tax push, Trump's team uses a dubious growth estimate 2017-12-11T22:16:22Z 2017-12-11T17:33:23Z 2017-12-11T22:16:22Z In tax push, Trump team uses growth estimate that independent analyses consider unrealistic. Polish media regulator fines US-owned news channel $420,000 2017-12-11T22:16:08Z 2017-12-11T18:03:37Z 2017-12-11T22:16:08Z Poland's media regulator has imposed a fine of nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) on a private news channel for what it alleges was unfair reporting during a political crisis last year.
Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget 2017-12-11T20:56:18Z 2017-12-11T09:23:39Z 2017-12-11T20:55:06Z Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia 2017-12-11T20:53:18Z 2017-12-11T20:43:46Z 2017-12-11T20:53:17Z A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws. Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans 2017-12-11T20:36:22Z 2017-12-11T15:53:19Z 2017-12-11T20:36:22Z The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade.".
Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference 2017-12-11T18:54:56Z 2017-12-11T16:53:52Z 2017-12-11T18:53:35Z Fed is set to lift rates for 3rd time this year as Yellen gives final news conference as chair. Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each other 2017-12-11T18:47:23Z 2017-12-08T15:21:58Z 2017-12-11T18:47:03Z Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth 2017-12-11T17:46:41Z 2017-12-07T18:41:09Z 2017-12-11T17:46:37Z Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries.
UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks 2017-12-11T17:45:21Z 2017-12-11T10:03:03Z 2017-12-11T17:45:16Z Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says there's new optimism in Brexit talks.
US job openings slip in October, but hiring increased 2017-12-11T17:44:21Z 2017-12-11T15:33:03Z 2017-12-11T17:44:18Z US job openings fell in October to roughly 6 million, but hiring rose 4.4 percent.
Liz Weston: Refusing to pay could hurt you more than them 2017-12-11T16:04:17Z 2017-12-11T15:53:22Z 2017-12-11T16:04:08Z Refusing to pay for a service or product that didn't live up to its promises can cause trouble for you, but there are other options.
'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits 2017-12-11T15:35:42Z 2017-12-10T17:23:10Z 2017-12-11T15:34:01Z Disney and Pixar's "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges 2017-12-11T15:34:45Z 2017-12-11T11:42:59Z 2017-12-11T15:33:50Z HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will seek the dismissal of deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in a move that recognizes efforts to strengthen safeguards against money laundering.
Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopes 2017-12-11T15:23:43Z 2017-12-11T05:22:47Z 2017-12-11T15:23:36Z Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report; central banks and data releases in focus. Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections 2017-12-11T15:17:29Z 2017-12-10T22:32:43Z 2017-12-11T15:16:35Z President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America.". Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya 2017-12-11T14:23:45Z 2017-12-11T11:23:00Z 2017-12-11T14:23:39Z Germany's Siemens AG says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya. Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel 2017-12-11T13:35:19Z 2017-12-11T08:43:05Z 2017-12-11T13:35:19Z Austrian media are reporting that a tunnel-boring machine has caught fire at the construction site of a tunnel under the Alps that will link Austria with Italy.
Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary 2017-12-11T11:34:11Z 2017-12-11T09:22:54Z 2017-12-11T11:33:11Z The launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin underscores the virtual currency's increasing mainstream acceptance. In Asia, it already has a wide following among speculators and investors, though regulators are wary. Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story 2017-12-11T11:22:59Z 2017-12-09T15:51:54Z 2017-12-11T11:22:59Z U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent.
Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM 2017-12-11T08:43:32Z 2017-12-10T18:32:33Z 2017-12-11T08:43:27Z Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo is taking shape as the upscale Park MGM casino-hotel. Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs 2017-12-11T08:24:23Z 2017-12-07T05:40:33Z 2017-12-11T08:24:22Z Ohio is set to name recipients of up to $12 million in competitive grants aimed at supporting scientific breakthroughs to solve the national opioid crisis.
Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely 2017-12-11T06:24:42Z 2017-12-10T14:22:26Z 2017-12-11T06:24:41Z The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms last week.
Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report 2017-12-11T04:13:20Z 2017-12-11T04:12:45Z 2017-12-11T04:13:02Z Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report; central banks and data releases in focus.
A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market 2017-12-11T04:03:35Z 2017-12-08T13:51:27Z 2017-12-11T04:03:35Z US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent.
Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill 2017-12-10T22:14:37Z 2017-12-07T08:50:49Z 2017-12-10T22:13:22Z Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown.
Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales 2017-12-10T19:43:30Z 2017-12-10T11:12:31Z 2017-12-10T19:43:19Z Heavy snow is causing road and travel disruption across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting roads and causing traffic accidents. Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud 2017-12-10T18:25:12Z 2017-12-05T22:09:43Z 2017-12-10T18:25:12Z Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show streaming devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. Media fight Kushners for names of partners in Md. buildings 2017-12-10T18:22:55Z 2017-12-08T23:31:34Z 2017-12-10T18:22:52Z News outlets including The Associated Press are filing a motion in federal court arguing a document that reveals the names of investors in Kushner Cos. properties should be unsealed and available to the media.
2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill 2017-12-10T17:12:46Z 2017-12-09T08:41:41Z 2017-12-10T17:12:43Z Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress.
Key Brexit advocate says voters can change UK deal with EU 2017-12-10T11:42:48Z 2017-12-09T10:51:54Z 2017-12-10T11:42:43Z A key government advocate of leaving the European Union says that voters will be able to change the future relationship with the 28-nation bloc if they wish. Jury sides with San Diego in Comic Con trademark battle 2017-12-09T20:52:17Z 2017-12-09T00:01:34Z 2017-12-09T20:52:15Z A jury is deliberating in a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah who are battling over rights to use the phrase "comic con.". CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip 2017-12-09T14:04:28Z 2017-12-08T22:11:32Z 2017-12-09T14:04:16Z CNN issues a correction to its report about an email tipping off the Trump campaign to Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton.
California opens online system to license new pot industry 2017-12-09T14:02:17Z 2017-12-09T01:11:40Z 2017-12-09T14:02:12Z California has started taking applications to license its emerging legal marijuana industry. Ford won't contribute to MSNBC until resolving allegations 2017-12-09T10:52:21Z 2017-12-08T12:42:39Z 2017-12-09T10:52:15Z Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' say he will not be a contributor on the show until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved.
UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions 2017-12-09T10:12:19Z 2017-12-08T06:11:15Z 2017-12-09T10:12:09Z British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade.
Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments 2017-12-09T03:52:27Z 2017-12-08T20:41:33Z 2017-12-09T03:52:24Z Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. Former Amazon analyst gets 6 months for insider trading 2017-12-09T01:11:51Z 2017-12-08T21:51:28Z 2017-12-09T01:11:51Z A former Amazon financial at Amazon has been sentenced to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine after admitting he tipped off a college friend to details about the company's upcoming first-quarter earnings report in spring 2015. Trump says fines for Wells Fargo will not be dropped 2017-12-09T00:42:23Z 2017-12-08T16:31:19Z 2017-12-09T00:42:22Z President Donald Trump says on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased.". Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili 2017-12-09T00:34:48Z 2017-12-08T21:31:39Z 2017-12-09T00:33:31Z Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. 2 sunflower seed competitors in spitting match over slogans 2017-12-08T23:12:37Z 2017-12-08T23:01:30Z 2017-12-08T23:12:29Z Two sunflower seed competitors in the Dakotas in spitting match over slogans, accuse each other of false advertising.
S&P 500 returns to record following strong US jobs report 2017-12-08T23:12:33Z 2017-12-08T15:31:29Z 2017-12-08T23:12:28Z Stocks climbed around the world on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown 2017-12-08T23:06:32Z 2017-12-08T17:01:28Z 2017-12-08T23:06:30Z President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor 2017-12-08T22:03:58Z 2017-12-08T21:31:42Z 2017-12-08T22:03:57Z An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor 2017-12-08T21:34:44Z 2017-12-08T21:21:33Z 2017-12-08T21:33:29Z An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. Japan economy gains momentum, grows 2.5 percent in July-Sept 2017-12-08T21:22:31Z 2017-12-08T00:31:37Z 2017-12-08T21:22:28Z Japan reports its economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual pace in July-September, upgrading an earlier estimate of 1.4 percent growth.
Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump 2017-12-08T20:03:57Z 2017-12-08T09:51:13Z 2017-12-08T20:03:55Z A Slovenian magazine has apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she worked as a high-end escort while working as a fashion model. Clemson, USC to partner in research with new Samsung plant 2017-12-08T18:42:28Z 2017-12-08T18:21:27Z 2017-12-08T18:42:26Z South Korean electronics company Samsung says it is creating research and product development deals with South Carolina's two biggest universities.
The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal 2017-12-08T18:41:32Z 2017-12-08T07:01:02Z 2017-12-08T18:41:31Z European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade.
A look at the key points in the Brexit deal 2017-12-08T17:31:48Z 2017-12-08T14:51:13Z 2017-12-08T17:31:45Z A look at the key points in the deal between Britain and the European Union on the Brexit divorce terms. George Soros' group decries pig photo as anti-Semitic attack 2017-12-08T16:34:54Z 2017-12-08T16:31:21Z 2017-12-08T16:34:11Z George Soros' Open Society Foundations say that a picture of a dead pig with an ambiguous inscription posted by a government party lawmaker on his Facebook page is an anti-Semitic attack on their founder. DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees 2017-12-08T16:21:48Z 2017-12-07T23:12:09Z 2017-12-08T16:21:41Z The Transportation Department is dropping an Obama administration proposal that would have required that airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later. Boxer's lawsuit against 'Bleed For This' filmmakers tossed 2017-12-08T16:03:36Z 2017-12-07T21:01:17Z 2017-12-08T16:03:31Z Former boxer Vinny Paz's lawsuit against the makers of a Hollywood movie about his life, 'Bleed For This,' has been dismissed.
Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK's embattled Theresa May 2017-12-08T16:02:57Z 2017-12-08T14:31:19Z 2017-12-08T16:02:54Z Few people will be more relieved at Friday's long-sought U.K.-EU deal on Brexit than British Prime Minister Theresa May.
New German rail line connects Berlin to Munich in 4 hours 2017-12-08T15:55:07Z 2017-12-08T13:51:13Z 2017-12-08T15:55:02Z German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has opened a new high-speed rail line connecting Berlin and Munich that it hopes will compete with air travel between the two cities.
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