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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:30am

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

UnitedHealth tops Street 4Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:30am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth Group Inc. is reporting fourth-quarter net income of $1.9 billion.

British American Tobacco agrees to take over Reynolds

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:22am

British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that will create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company.

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:21am

After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

The Latest: Trump adviser tells elite: listen to the people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:20am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

Investor optimism about Germany ticks upward in survey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51am

Investment analysts were just a bit more optimistic about the German economy in January despite the prospect of a turbulent year in politics.

Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:50am

Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21am

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field.

Malaysia Air on rebound as missing flight search called off

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:20am

Nearly three years after twin disasters took it to the brink of financial collapse, Malaysia Airlines' new CEO says the airline's recovery is going better than expected.

In the dark: Major power outage hits Amsterdam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41am

Large parts of Amsterdam were hit by a power outage early Tuesday, snarling traffic around the city as trains and trams were halted and many road signals stopped working.

Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cuts

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41am

Omar Tarshan had never visited any of Syria's famous public baths until three weeks ago, when a water shortage in his Damascus neighborhood forced him to look for an alternative place to shower.

Global stocks sink amid Brexit worries

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:20am

Global stocks fell further Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London plans to withdraw completely from the European Union.

On King Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:20am

Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klansman says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy.

German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:10am

German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda.

Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51am

Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct.

Hyundai highlights US spending plan before Trump inaugurated

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41am

Hyundai Motor Group said Tuesday it will significantly increase its investment in the U.S. while Donald Trump is president and is considering building a new U.S. factory.

China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:10am

China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm.

Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:31pm

"Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.

States can offer a lesson as GOP proposes deep cut taxes

Christina A. Cassidy and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen.

Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11pm

A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker.