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After the Fed's likely rate hike this week, all bets are off

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:49am

Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility.

The Latest: May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:47am

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After the Fed's likely rate hike this week, all bets are off

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:43am

Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says delayed vote on Brexit deal will be held week of Jan 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:40am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says delayed vote on Brexit deal will be held week of Jan 14.

French police union calls work slowdown over budget cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:29am

A French police labor union is urging the government to invest in rebuilding the country's police forces while calling for a work slowdown to protest planned cuts in the national police budget.

US and European stocks sink again as health companies fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:27am

U.S. stocks are down again Monday and the S&P 500 is trading near its lowest levels this year as health care stocks stumble. Health insurers and hospitals are falling after a judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Retailers and technology companies are also sinking.

Markets Right Now: Health care leads an early stock slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:47am

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Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson Named ENCLAVE Luminary Leader of the Year 2018

Elk Grove Village, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:37am

one individual, one venture, and one community at a time; in that order of priority — Mayor Johnson personifies ENCLAVE’s mission-driven functions as an (1) illuminator, a (2) simulator, and a (3) collider.”

Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:12am

A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.

Poll results in tunnel wreath controversy to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:30am

And the winner is ... the "N'' or the "A''?

Google commences $1B expansion in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:15am

Google is rolling out a major expansion in New York City, spending more than $1 billion on a new campus along the Hudson River that will allow it to double the number of people it already employs here.

UK student loan changes to add billions to budget deficit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:05am

Britain's Office of National Statistics says it is changing the way it accounts for student loans in a decision that will add 12 billion pounds ($15 billion) to the country's budget deficit.

Boeing buying stake in Embraer operations for $4.2B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:04am

Boeing is buying a majority stake in Embraer's commercial aircraft and services operations for $4.2 billion.

Kremlin welcomes oligarch invitations to Davos forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:02am

The Kremlin welcomed Monday the decision by the World Economic Forum to renew invitations for three high-profiled Russians after an initial snub.

US, China spar again over respective trade policies

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:12am

China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods.

Prosecco's bubble shows no sign of bursting

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:51am

Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note.

Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protests

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:42am

Iranian authorities detained an unspecified number of steel mill workers after five weeks of protests over delays in salaries, a semi-official news agency reported Monday

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:58am

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB.

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:15am

The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday.

May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:02am

Prime Minister Theresa May was set to condemn growing calls for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union on Monday, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy.