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AP names Daisy Veerasingham as its chief revenue officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:19am

The Associated Press named Senior Vice President Daisy Veerasingham as its chief revenue officer on Tuesday, a new position that will consolidate global revenue operations under one director as the 172-year-old news cooperative widens its customer base beyond traditional media.

Lebanon: Israeli operation against tunnels won't affect calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:59am

Lebanon's president says Israel's operation to destroy what it called Hezbollah attack tunnels across the border won't endanger the calm along the frontier.

UK wages rising at decade high while employment hits record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:55am

Official figures show that wages in Britain are rising at their fastest rate in a decade while employment has hit a record high.

China's auto sales fall in November for fifth month

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:40am

A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington.

Fire at Rome waste treatment plant sparks fears, precautions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:19am

Rome authorities are recommending residents close their windows and stay indoors following a massive fire at a waste treatment plant that covered much of the Eternal City in thick smoke.

China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:49am

China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.

The Latest: China, US discuss plans for trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:23am

The Latest on the back and forth between China and the U.S. over trade, technology and the arrest of an executive of the Chinese network gear company Huawei Technologies. (All times local):

European court: ECB bond purchases in line with EU law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:17am

The European Union's top court has ruled that the European Central Bank's government bond-buying stimulus program is in line with EU law and doesn't exceed the bank's mandate.

Countries detail plans after adopting UN migration accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:04am

Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration.

France counts costs of protests, new measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:49am

The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion).

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:07am

Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.

Moonves scandal looms over CBS shareholder meeting

Mae Anderson and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:02am

With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom over the network's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday.

World stocks climb after US, China discuss trade talks

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:58pm

World markets were mostly higher on Tuesday after the U.S. and China broached plans for talks to soothe a festering trade dispute.

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:34pm

Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting memories.

Legal brothel owners upset over proposed Elko license fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:27pm

Brothel owners in northeast Nevada are trying to beat back the city of Elko's proposal to double their license application fees and more than triple renewal fees at the regulated houses of prostitution.

Retail chain Cato to settle federal discrimination probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:26pm

Federal officials say a nationwide investigation found that a North Carolina women's clothing retail chain discriminated against pregnant workers and workers with disabilities.

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

Yuri Kageyama and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:48pm

A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system.

Finding a White House chief of staff turns into a scramble

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:28pm

Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain.

Trump to meet with Democrats about border wall, shutdown

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:26pm

President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump's border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:02pm

Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban.