Jamey Keaten and Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 10:49am
A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts.
The leaders of France and Germany are preparing to sign a treaty Tuesday that will deepen the alliance between their countries in Europe and internationally. One provision says the governments in both nations will work to get Germany accepted as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, where it now is one of 10 non-permanent members.
Mike Corder, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 9:35am
Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.
The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.
Ireland on Monday nominated the head of its national central bank, Philip Lane, for a top spot at the European Central Bank in a year that will see key leadership posts change hands at the monetary authority for the 19-country eurozone and its 340 million people.
Paul Wiseman, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 6:03am
The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.
David McHugh, Associated Press | PostedJan 21st - 4:49am
Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for savers — but supporting indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs.