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China lifts ban on Brazilian beef

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:10am

China says it has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal.

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:01am

French Guiana is facing a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40am

A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon.

Survey: German business confidence rises to 6-year high

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:12am

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high.

Rule Britannia: firms bet on British allure to get by Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:12am

Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."

Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Dems

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:34am

President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:34am

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says.

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:33am

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:22am

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' limiting LGBT rights will cost North Carolina $3.76B in lost business over 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:50am

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' limiting LGBT rights will cost North Carolina $3.76B in lost business over 12 years.

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:25am

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:13am

New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade.

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:52pm

President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:50pm

When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from.

China prevents academic from returning home to Australia

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:50pm

An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer said.

US economy to grow slower than Trump pledges, survey finds

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:23pm

U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found.

Asian stocks weaker as US health overhaul failure linger

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 9:32pm

Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure.

Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:03pm

Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state's notorious budget crisis.

The Latest: Texas Republican quits hard-line Freedom Caucus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:42pm

The Latest on Republican plans to overhaul the health care system (all times local):

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:54pm

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official said Sunday.