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US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:37am

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for the third consecutive month.

US durable goods orders drop 4.4 percent in October with business investment weak for third month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:32am

US durable goods orders drop 4.4 percent in October with business investment weak for third month.

Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

Amanda Seitz and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:19am

Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life.

Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:19am

Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.

Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

Derek Gatopoulos and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:59am

Greece's bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance.

NEMO Redefines the Closed-Cell Foam Camping Pad

Nemo Equipment, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:03am

they’re easy to use, low cost, and provide warmth for year-round use. Loved by both novice, budget-minded campers and experienced four-season adventurers, the closed-cell foam pad has not seen an innovation in decades…until now.

EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

Lorne Cook and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:47am

The European Commission warned Italy on Wednesday that its budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and said that the country should face sanctions.

Top EU official Dombrovskis says Italy budget plan breaches euro rules, signals launch of legal procedure.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:32am

Top EU official Dombrovskis says Italy budget plan breaches euro rules, signals launch of legal procedure.

Ikea's main operator goes local; to create net 4,000 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:00am

Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea said the biggest retailer within its franchise system is to create a net 4,000 jobs over the coming two years as it expands its online presence and opens new shops in city centers to complement its trademark larger stores in the suburbs.

Second death in French protests over fuel tax hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:57am

A second person has died in France amid nationwide protests against fuel tax hikes that saw hundreds injured and key roads paralyzed by demonstrations.

World economy has 'passed its peak' as trade wars weigh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:45am

A global economic watchdog says world growth has passed its peak and faces growing risks, including from trade disputes and higher interest rates.

The Latest: Brexit: Germany making it easier to fire bankers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:33am

The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

Oil price plunge sends ripples through global economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:23am

Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices, though cheaper energy could also weigh on the U.S. economy by dampening investment in shale oil production.

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:43am

In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids.

US says China hacking increasing ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:54am

A U.S. government report ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping accuses China of stepping up hacking aimed at stealing American technology as a tariff dispute escalated.

Report: Nissan's Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:13am

Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained for another 10 days following his arrest on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

Bring me the bleach: Investors seek stability as stocks fall

Stan Choe and Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:03am

Goodbye iPhones and Facebook feed. Hello power plants and bleach.

Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:39am

Libyan authorities forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea.

Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:39pm

Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday as investors picked up what they hope are bargains following another round of losses, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. Oil prices rebounded after a big slide on Tuesday sent U.S. crude prices down to their lowest level in over a year.