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The Latest: Official downplays imminent action against Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:39am

The Latest on the Trump administration and the weekend drone assault in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

French lawyers, doctors, nurses protest pension changes

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:31am

Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris Monday in the latest protest against the government's planned pension changes.

Stocks slip as oil, worries surge after Saudi Arabia attack

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:23am

Stock markets around the world took an apprehensive step backward Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility sent the price of oil surging.

JP Morgan traders face charges on manipulating market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:20am

Two current traders and one former trader in the New York offices of JPMorgan are charged with manipulating the precious metals futures market.

Manufacturers, retailers less optimistic, survey says

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:11am

Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects.

The Latest: UAW says GM should have made latest offer sooner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:49am

The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as oil prices spike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:43am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

US, Iran trade barbs at meeting of UN nuclear watchdog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:02am

The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna.

Brexit: EU commission says still no concrete proposals from Britain, remains open to discussion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:23am

Brexit: EU commission says still no concrete proposals from Britain, remains open to discussion.

EU probes Belgian tax deals with multinationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:22am

The European Commission is investigating tax schemes that Belgium has set up with 39 multinational companies.

Black college, Papa John's blame each other over lost funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:01am

A $1 million donation by the disgraced founder of Papa John's pizza to a historically black college has prompted the school to give up $20,000 in scholarships from the company.

German industrial designer Luigi Colani dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:56am

Luigi Colani, a renowned German industrial designer, has died. He was 91.

The Latest: Johnson says he can see 'shape' of a Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:39am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:39am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.

The Latest: UN Yemen envoy appeals for urgent move to peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:49am

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack claimed by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

Global stocks slip as oil prices surge

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:19am

Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility.

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:13am

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments.

India's economy slows, stalling once thriving manufacturing

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 11:44pm

Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers.

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 11:31pm

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.