Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.
Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.
Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's latest foray into the health industry.
Boeing orders, deliveries continue to sag with Max grounding
Orders and deliveries of new Boeing planes remain depressed eight months into the grounding of the company's 737 Max, leaving Boeing far behind Airbus, its chief competitor.
No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand
Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don't, and that led the nation's biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy Tuesday. Dean Foods blamed a decadeslong drop in milk consumption that has seen people turn to alternatives like soda, juice and almond milk.
Trump claims credit for economy, jobs in New York speech
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowing economy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the United States was enjoying a "boom the likes of which we have never seen before!" Trump told the Economic Club of New York that "we have delivered on our promises — and exceeded our expectations by a very wide margin."
Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.
Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report
LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month.
McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short
A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain.
Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight
ATLANTA (AP) — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S.
Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel.
4 charged over pay for Volkswagen employee council members
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged four current and former personnel managers at Volkswagen over the payment of allegedly excessive salaries and bonuses to members of the automaker's influential employee council.
World stocks rise as investors await US-China trade moves
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States.
Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with US sanctions
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S.
Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global sales
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.
Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray
Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series.
Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic Club of New York.
China's Alibaba, JD report booming Singles Day sales
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported nearly $70 billion in sales Monday on Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's busiest online shopping day.
Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe
Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers.
Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards.
After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president.
Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles.
Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector
NEW YORK (AP) — For many people who leave military service, the next logical step is becoming an entrepreneur. There are federal, state and private sector resources for veterans to help them learn about operating a business, and, when their companies are up and running, get financing help, mentoring and government contracting opportunities.
A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.