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EU leaders rubber stamp Lagarde's ECB appointment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:09am

European Union leaders have approved the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the next president of the European Central Bank.

Hong Kong's Cathay says September passenger traffic slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:54am

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says passenger traffic slumped last month on plummeting demand from mainland Chinese travelers.

NFL owners agree to invest in Hall of Fame project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:51am

The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton.

Italian farm lobby calls for govt aid in face of US tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:14am

Italy's main farm lobby is forecasting a 20% drop in sales of Italian agricultural products targeted by new U.S. tariffs.

Lebanon paralyzed by nationwide protests over proposed taxes

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:03am

Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the entire country's political class.

In protest clouds, Hong Kong tourists see silver lining

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:00am

The body-blow of months of political protests on Hong Kong's tourism is verging on catastrophic for one of the world's great destinations.

French rail routes disrupted by strike over train security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:09am

A wildcat strike is disrupting train travel around France, as railway workers demand better security after a recent accident.

The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:06am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Mike Corder and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:02am

After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:36am

Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported today that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter.

EU leaders turn focus to climate, budget issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:25am

After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc's budget and climate change.

Global markets brush off disconcerting data out of China

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:38pm

Global markets largely brushed off more disconcerting economic signals from China, which on Friday reported that its economy grew at its slowest pace in 26 years last quarter.

World finance officials facing host of problems

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:10pm

The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with less extreme poverty and more economic growth.

PG&E executives to appear before California regulatory board

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:05pm

Top executives of California's largest utility are expected at an emergency meeting Friday to answer hard questions by state regulators about a massive pre-emptive power shutdown last week that has been criticized as poorly executed and unacceptable.

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:13pm

China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with Washington deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.

China's quarterly economic growth weakens to 6.0%, its lowest in at least 26 years, during a tariff war with Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:01pm

China's quarterly economic growth weakens to 6.0%, its lowest in at least 26 years, during a tariff war with Washington.

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:32pm

we are an American business — travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression," Silver said. "We wanted to make sure everyone understood we were supporting free expression."

New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:31pm

New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found.

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:49pm

The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations.