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European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:00am

The European Central Bank is adding half a trillion euros ($579 billion) in stimulus to the eurozone economy as it hopes to support growth as Europe heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:50am

The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.

The Latest: ECB says stimulus extension to support economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:43am

The Latest on the European Central Bank's policy meeting (all times local):

Hyundai recalls minivans; hoods can fly open while moving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:43am

Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they're being driven.

Strikes, anti-austerity rallies held across Greece

Derek Gatopoulos and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:33am

A nationwide strike in Greece against spending cuts disrupted public transport, state-run schools, ferries and national rail services Thursday, and left public hospitals running with emergency staff.

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

Susan Haigh and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:22am

President-elect Donald Trump is naming former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration.

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family.

Pakistan opens probe into deadly plane crash that killed 47

Asif Shahzad and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:00am

Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew the day before in the country's northwest.

Egypt president says his economic reforms are no 'picnic'

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:51am

The Egyptian president defended on Thursday the tough economic measures undertaken by his government, saying there was no other alternative in the face of the country's deteriorating economy.

European Central Bank decides to extend the duration of its stimulus program by at least 9 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:50am

European Central Bank decides to extend the duration of its stimulus program by at least 9 months.

China trade in November rebounds from slump

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:30am

China's exports grew in November for the first time in nine months while imports also rose in a sign global and domestic demand are recovering.

EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:12am

The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.

Pantone Color Institute's color of the year is 'greenery'

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:50am

Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty "greenery" as the color of the year for 2017.

Kerry warns Europe, others against 'authoritarian populism'

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:21am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned countries from Europe and beyond on Thursday to beware of an increasing "danger of authoritarian populism."

Airlines project 'soft landing' in 2017 after record profits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:20am

The world's leading association of airlines is lowering its projection for record industry net profit this year, while predicting a 16 percent drop next year due to rising oil prices.

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after yearslong case

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:20am

Basketball legend Michael Jordan now owns his Chinese name, after China's highest court sided with him Thursday following a yearslong legal battle over a trademark dispute.

Trump's one-time policy adviser in Moscow for meetings

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:21am

An ex-foreign policy adviser of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is visiting Moscow to meet businessmen and politicians, a Russian state-owned news agency reported on Thursday.

Paris still struggling with worse pollution peak in decade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:10am

Facing its worse winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions.

Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

Joan Lowy and David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:50am

The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road.