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China's November import, export growth both rebound from contraction in a sign of stronger global, domestic demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:21pm

China's November import, export growth both rebound from contraction in a sign of stronger global, domestic demand.

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:10pm

Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.

Asian stocks advance ahead of ECB decision

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:42pm

Asian shares rose on Thursday after an overnight surge on U.S. markets. Investors were focused the European Central Bank's meeting later in the day.

New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:41pm

A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up concert tickets

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:31pm

Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Thomas Beaumont and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:41pm

It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner.

Japan downgrades growth estimate for July-Sept to 1.3 pct

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:22pm

Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated in the July to September quarter, expanding at an annual pace of 1.3 percent.

Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:22pm

Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Video company challenges gay marriage law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:11pm

The owners of a video company have filed a legal challenge to Minnesota's gay marriage law because they want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples only.

Oklahoma lawmaker wants armed officers in private schools

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:20pm

An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to slash the costs of obtaining and renewing handgun permits, place armed police officers in private schools and allow the governor and top elected officials to carry guns.

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

Susan Haigh and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration.

Illinois Gov. Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:32pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely.

Duke Energy discussing compensation for coal ash neighbors

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:50pm

Duke Energy said Wednesday that neighbors of unlined coal ash pits, who fear pollution of their water wells, will be offered compensation for depressed property values and new costs for municipal water.

Alaska Airlines settles lawsuit against Virgin America deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:40pm

Alaska Airlines has removed its last major hurdle to buying Virgin America.

Utah governor releases $16B budget plan for upcoming year

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:30pm

Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday released a $16 billion budget plan for the upcoming year that tries to stem high turnover among prison guards and corrections workers and pay for 10,000 more students in Utah schools. to start collecting sales tax from Utah buyers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:20pm

State tax officials say they've struck an agreement with where the online retailer will start collecting sales tax on purchases made by Utah residents.

Trian, hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:11pm

Wendy's shares rose nearly 5 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain.

Pennsylvania levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:51pm

Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations.

Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:40pm

A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a continuing investigation into the packaged seafood industry.