Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial disclosure delay
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday.
US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.
AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors
MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC.
Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case
NEW YORK (AP) — A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had failed.
Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made against CEO
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her.
Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records
Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a few more as modest gains nudged the major stock indexes to all-time highs.
Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie studio names
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from the movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business, according to published reports.
Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max
Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air.
Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost
PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) — Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S.
Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Schlumberger Ltd., down 41 cents at $38.37. The world's largest oilfield services company reported surprisingly good profits and revenue for the fourth quarter.
AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption.
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday.
Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe?
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — How many people does it take to operate a locomotive? For the railroad industry, the answer is simple: One. The industry is hoping this year’s scheduled completion of an automatic railroad braking system will bolster its argument to reduce the number of crew members in most trains from two to just one.
For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated for some as 2019 came to a close.
China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity.
Employers post fewer jobs in November
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.
Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth
Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal.
Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec
TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman.
Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time.
SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan's SoftBank is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital, an official said Friday.
Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research organization said Friday.
Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals
McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said.
Trump to nominate Shelton, Waller to Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to nominate two people to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, an institution he has repeatedly attacked for not cutting rates deeply enough.