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US industrial production grew modest 0.1 percent in October

AP Economics Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:20am

U.S. industry expanded as a slower pace in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production.

US industrial production expanded at modest 0.1 percent in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:16am

US industrial production expanded at modest 0.1 percent in October .

UN human rights expert says UK cuts to services causing harm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:15am

A U.N. human rights expert says cuts to Britain's social support are causing misery for poorer citizens.

VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:10am

German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) to develop autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered vehicles by selling its upcoming I.D. compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs.

Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:04am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore.

Near Irish border, the Brexit drama is followed with alarm

Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:48am

Families and business owners near the Irish border that separates the United Kingdom from the rest of the EU are watching in apprehension as political chaos in London threatens to torpedo a Brexit deal that aims to avoid a return of customs checks and possible sectarian violence to the region.

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe's economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:29am

Europe's five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with a potential debt explosion in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union.

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:24am

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War.

Pipeline protest charges dismissed against tree sitters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:08am

Charges have been dropped against a mother and daughter who lived in trees for over a month to save them from being cut down for a natural gas pipeline.

Jell-O introduces its first edible slime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:06am

Kids will soon be able to eat AND play with their food.

East Coast commuters face slow rides to work after snowstorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:50am

The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work.

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:47am

Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country.

Luxury hotel built in former pit mine to open in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:24am

A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep.

Hong Kong economy cools as trade tension mounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:12am

Hong Kong's economic growth sank to a two-year low in the latest quarter and the government warned it will face headwinds from U.S.-Chinese trade tension, weakening global demand and higher interest rates.

The Latest: France's Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:22am

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):

Eurozone central banker suggests rates could stay low longer

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:12am

The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency.

UK's May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:44am

British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to voters to back her Brexit plan Friday as she braced for a potential leadership challenge from rivals within her party.

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

Stephen Wright and Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:38am

A ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and tongue a dark red, and producing a mild high.

World markets subdued on trade, Brexit tensions

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:54pm

World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious.

Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:38pm

Chinese authorities are inspecting several major international hotels after hidden camera video showed room cleaning workers using soiled towels to clean cups and glasses and other questionable practices.