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Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:45am

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided. But Trump's frequent use of the executive order points to his struggles getting legislation through a Congress controlled by his own party and few of the orders themselves appear to deliver the sweeping changes the president has promised.

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:42am

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits training center in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:40am

The Latest on Ivanka Trump's trip to Berlin (all times local):

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:40am

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

Eurozone deficit down to lowest level since early 2008

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

Following years of budget restraint, particularly in Greece, government deficits across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday.

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russia probe

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday.

US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels.

Healthy profits for McDonald's, others vault stocks higher

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

JetBlue's profit sinks 59 percent as fuel costs rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

JetBlue's first-quarter profit sank 59 percent from a year ago as fuel costs and other expenses rose and the airline made less revenue from every seat flown.

The Latest: Wells Fargo executives apologize to shareholders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

The Latest on Wells Fargo's annual meeting after a scandal over the bank's sales practices (all times local):

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday that they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut the power off because of millions in unpaid bills.

The Latest: Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

The Latest on Congress and efforts to avert a government shutdown by week's end (all times local):

US new home sales increase 5.8 percent in March, strongest pace in 8 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

US new home sales increase 5.8 percent in March, strongest pace in 8 months.

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:56am

U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.