BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An official says China wants to further boost cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe where it is already financing infrastructure and other projects as part of a wider bid to increase global influence.
A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after strong earnings reports in the United States. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,116, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent to 7,016.
SRINIGAR, India (AP) — Global credit card and payments companies like American Express, Visa and MasterCard are facing a challenge in meeting a requirement to store transaction data for all Indian customers within the country.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal Tuesday by fining the company's luxury division Audi 800 million euros ($925 million) for selling cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth reported better-than-expected profits and revenue for the third quarter and the company raised its outlook yet again on strong trends in the insurance business.
HOOK OF HOLLAND, Netherlands (AP) — Traffic moves quickly and smoothly at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal on the western edge of Europe's biggest port, with hundreds of trucks streaming onto ships regularly setting off for the English port of Harwich.
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters.
MILAN (AP) — Investors have reacted with calm to the new Italian budget draft that delivers on electoral promises to restore pensions to thousands whose retirement age had been pushed back and the creation of a basic salary for some job-seekers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show.
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt.
Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America's everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry's has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.
Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.
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