Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:40am
Global shares were mostly higher Friday after an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.
Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hardline immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed coal champion, to intervene with Republicans.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:13am
Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 12:12am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
An international tribunal has ruled against a London-listed mining company seeking $1.3 billion in compensation from Indonesia's government for terminating coal mining licenses that were forged by an Indonesian business partner.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:14pm
Washington on Thursday became the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:11pm
Asian shares meandered Friday as an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program faded. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers prepared to vote on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 8:01pm
The Australian government on Friday approved the sale of the nation's largest cattle empire to Australia's richest woman and her Chinese business partner, ending a drawn-out battle over foreign ownership of farmland.
David Porter, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:51pm
Another board meeting of the region's major transportation agency on Thursday produced few answers and continuing uncertainty over how the agency will spend its money over the next decade, particularly on a replacement for the nation's busiest bus terminal, a battleground pitting New York and New Jersey factions.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:31pm
For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday.