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Boeing and Sprint climb; Hess and Rent-A-Center skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:04pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

US: German company to plead guilty in VW emissions scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:47pm

U.S. authorities say a German engineering company has agreed to plead guilty and pay $35 million for its role in the Volkswagen vehicle emissions scandal.

Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:26pm

Prada is no longer selling a line of accessories and displays following complaints they featured blackface-style imagery.

The Latest: NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:02pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's move to ban bump stocks (all times local):

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:46pm

Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression.

Hungary: Opposition vows renewed protests after holiday lull

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:08pm

Street demonstrations against recent labor law changes in Hungary appeared to wane on their sixth day, but opposition lawmakers are vowing to pursue legal and parliamentary means to thwart the government while allowing for a lull over the Christmas holidays.

Ex-union official sentenced in federal corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:57pm

A former United Auto Workers official convicted of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives has been sentenced to a year in prison.

President Trump to attend economic forum in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:40pm

President Donald Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum next month in Davos, Switzerland.

Belgian PM offers to resign after migration tears government

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:16pm

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest coalition party quit over Michel's support for a United Nations compact on international migration.

White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:10pm

White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

49 people smugglers arrested in Interpol-led operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:43am

Interpol says a police operation targeting migrant smugglers has led to the arrest of 49 people across the Americas.

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:37am

The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.

5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:34am

The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, the Fed's plans are shrouded in uncertainty.

Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:34am

Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier."

The Latest: Officials wanted say in Trump charity closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:15am

The Latest on a deal to dissolve President Donald Trump's charitable foundation (all times local):

French protesters' motives are in eyes of many beholders

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:36am

While flaming barricades, shattered glass and skirmishes have occupied Paris during six weeks of anti-government protests, English-speaking observers have fallen back on a favorite pastime: reflecting on France's revolutions.

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:15am

The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

Stocks waver as plunging oil prices pull energy stocks lower

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:01am

After two days of huge losses, U.S. stocks ended the day back where they started on Tuesday. Energy companies sank as crude oil plunged 7 percent, but technology and consumer-focused companies climbed.

Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slide

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:48am

Saudi Arabia's expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019, with plans to increase state spending by 7 percent to reach $295 billion, even as declining oil prices have forced the kingdom to adopt austerity measures.