Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows increasing pessimism among German businesses. The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its business confidence index dropped to 101 points for December from 102 points in November as managers' view of both their current circumstances and their prospects for the next six months fell.
World stocks slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.
EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment
BERLIN (AP) — European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent.
China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speech
BEIJING (AP) — China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country's growing economic influence.
CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, creating a U.S.
For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget Robert Mueller. The greatest threat to President Donald Trump's re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown.
Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort Sea
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters.
Agriculture Dept. launches 2nd round of payments to farmers
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs.
After the Fed's likely rate hike this week, all bets are off
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility.
Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation
Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee.
Markets Right Now: Another steep drop pulls Dow down 500
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 500 points, its second straight drop of that size and its fourth big decline this month.
Deported immigrants get their last flight on 'ICE Air'
HOUSTON (AP) — Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden.
Kosovo betrayed by EU on visa-free travel, premier says
BRUSSELS (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday the country feels betrayed by the European Union, which it is aspiring to join one day, because of the bloc's delays on enacting visa-free travel for its citizens.
The Latest: Corbyn submits symbolic no-confidence motion
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6 p.m. The leader of Britain's main opposition party has submitted a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May — a largely symbolic move of censure.
Gift Guide: Some tech gadgets that actually fill a real need
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes you can sense that tech products are striving to solve problems that are manufactured by their manufacturers.
Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas
WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize.
US, China spar again over respective trade policies
GENEVA (AP) — China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S.
Cyprus set for record number of tourist arrivals
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time.
Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB.
Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed.
Prosecco's bubble shows no sign of bursting
ASOLO, Italy (AP) — Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note.
World stocks mixed ahead of Brexit address; Fed in focus
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Monday as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to address the House of Commons over a messy exit deal.
Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.
Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.

Local News  

The Local News widget is temporarily unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience.