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The Latest: NTSB head says sleep apnea had train crash role

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):

Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 92, appeals for calm amid economic crisis

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:23am

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

The Supreme Court is siding with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

A mixed open for US stocks on Wall Street as energy slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before.

Ikea expanding parental leave; crib assembly still your job

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.

Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company's patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company's patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.

US factory orders climb 2.7 percent in October, best gain in 16 months, but investment lags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:11am

US factory orders climb 2.7 percent in October, best gain in 16 months, but investment lags.

US trade deficit widens in October from a nearly 3-year low

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:10am

The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled_which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.

EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:00am

Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.

US productivity up 3.1 percent in third quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.

Berlin-based mobile bank N26 expands into 9 European markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

Berlin-based banking startup N26 is expanding into nine further European countries.

Fire sweeps through Philadelphia building, leaves 9 injured

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

Firefighters caught a baby tossed to safety from a third-floor window as an early morning fire swept through a building that housed apartments and a business in Philadelphia's Frankford section, injuring nine people.

US trade deficit in October up 17.8 pct. to $42.6 billion; soybean exports fell, while imports of consumer goods rose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:31am

US trade deficit in October up 17.8 pct. to $42.6 billion; soybean exports fell, while imports of consumer goods rose.

Chinese firm buys British pub that state leader visited

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:20am

A Chinese firm is buying the landmark British pub where former Prime Minister David Cameron shared a pint with China's leader last year.

Putin's Russia seeks to project power with modern military

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:20am

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria's shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times.

Stocks track higher after Wall Street hit another record

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:30am

Stock markets pushed higher on Tuesday as investors cheered another record day on Wall Street and looked past the political and economic uncertainty buffeting Europe.

Spokesman offers few clues on Trump's pipeline stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:13am

A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline.