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Russian lawmakers vote to back controversial pension bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:23am

The lower house of the Russian parliament has given its preliminary approval for a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for pensions, which has caused an outrage in Russian society.

Ferry services halted across Greece amid high winds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:20am

High winds, some exceeding 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour), in parts of Greece have prompted authorities to halt ferry services between the mainland and the islands.

School board to give $18K to ex-head accused of racist rant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:12am

A Georgia school board has voted to give $18,000 to a former superintendent accused of using racist language and discriminating against a black employee.

How much? Greek state owed huge amount of uncollected taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 4:49am

The Greek government is owed so much in tax arrears from households and companies that it could pay off more than half its massive public debts if it collected it all.

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 4:16am

What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question.

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 4:16am

What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club want to know.

UK Labour leader aims to shift focus from Brexit to economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 3:57am

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will rally his Labour Party by calling for a clampdown on unfettered capitalism, as he tries to refocus attention on domestic policies after an annual conference dominated by debates about Brexit.

The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:57am

The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

Fed poised to raise rates for third time this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:51am

The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.

Daimler CEO Zetsche to be succeeded by head of development

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:39am

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche will leave his post in May and be succeeded by Ola Kallenius, who has headed development and research for the automaker's Mercedes-Benz luxury brand.

Developers say Mountain Valley Pipeline to now cost $4.6B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:26am

Developers of a natural gas pipeline set to run through West Virginia and Virginia say the project's cost has risen from $3.7 billion to $4.6 billion.

Anita Hill: Kavanaugh hearing isn't a referendum on #MeToo

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:19am

with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony — is destined to be unfair, just as she and many others felt the Thomas hearing was.

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:14am

The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.

Report: Long trade war would hurt US more than China

Dave McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:04am

A fierce global trade war would hurt the United States economy significantly, making households poorer and destroying jobs, while China would not suffer as much, according to a simulation carried out by economists at the European Central Bank.

India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:31am

India's top court on Wednesday upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every citizen, but said it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections and school admissions.

Australian judge imprisons 2 men for Airbnb guest's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:12am

An Australian judge sentenced two men to prison on Wednesday over the fatal beating of their Airbnb guest who owed rent.

Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:07am

The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.

Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:06am

The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.

Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:02am

The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity."

European shares flat, Asia rises ahead as US rate hike looms

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 12:43am

European markets were flat Wednesday following a day of gains in Asia as traders awaited an expected interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve.