British Airways says flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’
LONDON (AP) — British Airways says flights are being disrupted by a “technical issue.” Information from Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, shows some trans-Atlantic flights delayed Thursday by several hours.
China bats away rumors, says trade talks with US continue
BEIJING (AP) — China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as inaccurate “rumors.” Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he had no new information to release.
UK’s Labour promises radical change if it wins election
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is launching its detailed platform for Britain’s Dec. 12 election as it tries to close an opinion-poll gap with the governing Conservatives.
Global shares skid on renewed US-China trade worries
BEIJING (AP) — World shares skidded Thursday, tracking moderate declines on Wall Street as anxiety mounted over the possibility the U.S.
Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens
BEIRUT (AP) — On one of Beirut’s main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down.
Japan Display worker suspected of taking $5.4M in fake deals
TOKYO (AP) — Japan Display Inc. is pursuing criminal charges against an employee it has accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) in fake deals.
Asian shares skid on renewed US-China trade worries
BEIJING (AP) — Shares skidded Thursday in Asia after moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S.
E-commerce giant Alibaba raises $11 billion in share listing
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised at least $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, netting the city’s biggest offering since 2010 despite recent political turmoil.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claim about Apple plant
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to take credit Wednesday for opening a plant that’s been in business for years. He also tried to blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for closing Congress, but she didn’t.
UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW.
Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers
Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is “predicated on human rights abuse.” The London-based global rights group said in the 60-page report published Thursday that the business model of what it calls the “Surveillance Giants” is “inherently incompatible with the right to privacy.” Google and Facebook likewise threaten a range of other rights, including freedom expression and the right to equality and non-discrimination, the group said.
Clarification: California-Oil Well Moratorium story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about California Gov. Gavin Newsom issuing a moratorium on permits for wells using high-pressure steam to extract oil, The Associated Press reported that a Chevron well suffered a massive leak, while others that use that method have not had spills.
California agency predicts $7 billion state budget surplus
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is expected to have a $7 billion budget surplus next year, but lawmakers were urged Wednesday not to spend all of it because a sizable chunk depends on an upcoming decision by the Trump administration as it feuds with state Democratic leaders.
Google reins in political advertising
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S.
Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states.
Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars
The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles.
Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital.
Foreign ski-area investors sue US over residency petitions
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who invested in northern Vermont ski area developments that are now linked to a fraud case are suing the federal government for failing to act on their petitions for U.S.
Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests in stores and on new fashion brands.
Fed minutes: Officials felt 3 cuts this year could be enough
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the three rate cuts they have made this year would be enough unless the economy weakened significantly.
Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Alden Global Capital is now the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News.
UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate, raising concerns that political parties’ online trickery is undermining democracy.
Lowe's 3Q profit buoyed by strong economy; lifts outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's third-quarter profit handily topped Wall Street’s view, thanks in part to the strong economy and sales to contractors.
Where to look for help with state/local laws, regulations
With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies.
Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco.