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Kosovo betrayed by EU on visa-free travel, premier says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:43am

Kosovo's prime minister says the country feels betrayed by the European Union, which it is aspiring to join one day, because of the bloc's delays on enacting visa-free travel for its citizens.

ICYMI: California withdraws 'text tax' after FCC ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:38am

California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones.

Liz Weston: You don't have to live by these money myths

Liz Weston, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:33am

turns out that may apply mostly to the affluent. The famous marshmallow test that predicts future success, based on which kids can resist an immediate treat? That research has similar problems. Meanwhile, the jury's still out on whether willpower is something you can "use up."

Ex-bank president gets 6 years prison for fraud, conspiracy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:26am

The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for covering up the bank's troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:22am

Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee.

Grains mixed, Livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:14am

Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Czech cyber security agency warns against use of Huawei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:11am

The Czech Republic's cyber security watchdog is warning against the use of products by Chinese electronics giant Huawei and another Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE.

Prosecutors charge 2 involved in Flynn's Turkish lobbying

Matthew Barakat and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:51am

Two men involved in a Turkish lobbying campaign led by former National Security adviser Michael Flynn have been charged with illegally lobbying in a case related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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: Corbyn submits symbolic no-confidence motion

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

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

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 slide again as health companies fall

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

U.S. stocks are falling in choppy trading, and the S&P 500 is trading at its lowest in more than a year. Health insurers and hospitals are falling after a judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Retailers and technology stocks are sinking, and high-dividend companies including utilities and real estate companies are falling sharply.

Markets Right Now: Stocks are mostly lower after rocky start

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

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

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.”

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.