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US industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by a surge in manufacturing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:21am

US industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by a surge in manufacturing.

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:01am

Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker.

Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:01am

A major Danish newspaper and its chief editor were fined 150,000 kroner ($22,900) on Friday for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark's former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets.

Woman sues luxury resort after severe allergic reaction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:38am

A luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger containing cashews.

Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:34am

Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region.

Michigan man known for farm's pit-spitting event dies at 88

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:59am

An agricultural tourism pioneer who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition that drew international competitors and attention to southwest Michigan has died at the age of 88.

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to wood contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:12am

Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood.

Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:07am

A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000).

Walmart, CVS Health hammer out new PBM pharmacy network deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:59am

Walmart will continue to participate in CVS Health's prescription drug network for customers with private health insurance and Medicaid coverage

Operation begins to lift sunken containers off Dutch coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:57am

A salvage operation to lift scores of shipping containers from the seabed off the northwestern coast of the Netherlands has begun more than two weeks after they tumbled off a cargo vessel in a storm.

Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:49am

Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:25am

The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope.

French step up security to stop migrant boats in the Channel

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:23am

Border control officers patrolling the land, sea and air of northern France are combing beaches, dunes and the frigid, murky coastal waters in a bid to end a high-risk but growing tactic by a group of mostly Iranian migrants desperate to get to Britain: sneaking across the English Channel in rubber boats.

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:09am

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ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:57am

Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group's practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar's Rohingya crisis and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:30am

Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than expected — the second such downgrade in four months — because of weaker fares over the winter.

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:29am

Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant.

Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:25am

Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult"

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:11am

Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.

German brewers to print calorie content on beer bottles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:13am

Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label.