Andrew Taylor and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 5:13pm
The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners.
Eileen Sullivan, Chad Day and Randall Chase, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 5:02pm
President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware.
Don Babwin, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 5:00pm
The city of Chicago is poised to pay more than $5.3 million in two police shootings that made national headlines at a time when the city had just begun its desperate struggle to restore public confidence shattered by the release of a video of a white officer killing black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 4:30pm
Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite President-elect Donald Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad.
Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 4:30pm
The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 4:10pm
Coal-state Democrats waged a fight for health benefits for thousands of retired miners, pointing to President Harry S. Truman's promise 70 years ago guaranteeing a lifetime of coverage. The stopgap spending bill contains a short-term fix and the issue will be revisited next spring.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:50pm
In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank.
Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena plunged Friday following news reports that the bank's request for more time to raise new capital from investors had been rejected by regulators. But the bank said it hadn't received official notification and was planning to hold another board meeting on Sunday.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:42pm
U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including health care companies and makers of household goods.