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Delta Air Lines worker fatally shot in employee parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:50am

A Delta Air Lines employee was shot in a company parking lot and later died on the way to a hospital, police said Monday.

Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:28am

For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon.

Grains lower, livestock lower.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:58am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:41am

For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s biggest casinos.

Piano Introduces Piano Frictionless, Unlocking a New 'Minipayment' Revenue Stream for Digital Media

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:24am

say $3.99 for 30 days — provides an instant and commitment-free way for the viewer to support a publisher. An impulse minipayment on the web does not force the creation of a new digital wallet or the ‘taxi metering’ aspects of micropayments. And just like a purchase at a physical newsstand, it is an ideal step in the customer journey towards a full subscription.”

US new-home sales slipped 0.4% in December

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:03am

U.S. sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, cooling slightly after low mortgage rates fueled gains for much of 2019.

US sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, but 2019 was strongest year for sales since 2006

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:02am

US sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, but 2019 was strongest year for sales since 2006.

German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:46am

A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives in Germany.

Greece plans 15-year bond issue to improve debt outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:41am

Greece says it plans to issue a 15-year bond, tapping international markets for financing after the country's sovereign credit rating was upgraded.

US stocks tumble amid global sell-off; Dow falls 410

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:40am

U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth.

US stocks tumble following sell-off in Europe, Japan as coronavirus outbreak grows; Dow drops 500, travel companies sink

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:32am

US stocks tumble following sell-off in Europe, Japan as coronavirus outbreak grows; Dow drops 500, travel companies sink.

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:15am

General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people.

German exports to Britain down amid Brexit uncertainty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:47am

German exports to Britain dropped by about 4% during the first 11 months of last year amid concerns about the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, a German trade body said Monday.

Taliban say mystery crash in Afghanistan was US aircraft

Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:05am

A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan journalist affiliated with the militant group said.

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:30am

Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes.

'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:12am

A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky international business deals.

Irish leader says EU will have upper hand in UK trade talks

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:36am

Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides.

Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:11am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Watchdog: China is 2nd largest arms producer behind the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:56am

China is the second-largest arms producer in the world behind the United States but ahead of Russia, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.