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Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:32pm

Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Australia refers India to WTO over sugar cane subsidies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:07pm

Australia has referred India to the World Trade Organization over subsidies it pays its sugar cane farmers, which Australia says has created a global surplus that's affecting its own farmers.

Meat producer agrees to $4M payment to settle labor claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:52pm

The U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer will pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief as part of a consent decree settling allegations by federal labor officials.

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:24pm

As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president.

Mexico's president elect reaches out to business elite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:38pm

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reached out to the country's business elite, announcing the formation of a business advisory council including big names, especially in media.

Utility asked last month to hike bills over California fires

Jonathan J. Cooper, Cathy Bussewitz and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:14pm

A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver a sizable increase in profits to shareholders.

Apple signs multiyear deal with film studio A24

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:55pm

Apple has signed a multiyear film production deal with A24, the acclaimed New York-based studio behind "Moonlight" and "Lady Bird."

Unions file lawsuit against Puerto Rico over worker pensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:38pm

Two unions have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's government accusing it of mismanaging employee retirement accounts.

Chicago sports teams donate another $1M to curb violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:58pm

Chicago's major sports franchises are teaming up to donate another $1 million to programs addressing violence in the city.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:38pm

President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he's provided for military veterans.

Dillard's, KB Home fall; Oracle, Berry Global rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:26pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Audit cites flaws in costly California bullet train project

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:12pm

Flawed decision-making and poor contract management contributed to billions in cost overruns and years of delays in the as-yet unbuilt California's high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, state auditors said Thursday.

The Latest: Facebook to create independent appeals body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:07pm

The Latest on Facebook's content moderation practices (all times local):

Lawyer in stalled coal bailout argues for energy appointment

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:04pm

Senate Democrats are questioning whether President Donald Trump's choice for a seat on a national energy board can be objective given his past work on the administration's plan to subsidize aging coal plants.

Amtrak cuts operating losses to lowest level in decades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:52pm

Amtrak says its $168 million operating loss this year was the smallest since 1973, its second full year in business.

Gold, silver rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1212.80 an ounce -- up $4.90.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:25pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 21 cents -- closing at $56.46 a barrel.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:07pm

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Senate confirms Kansas bank regulator Bowman for Fed board

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:06pm

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, as a member of the Federal Reserve board.

Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:59pm

Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010.