World stocks rise on last day of turbulent year

House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

China factory activity shrinks for the first time in 2 years

Asian markets mostly higher in quiet New Year's Eve trading

Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018

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'Aquaman' still rules, and others see a post-Christmas bump

Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities

Gains, growing pains mark California's 1st year of legal pot

The Latest: Trump's wall may be different than advertised

EU's Juncker urges Britain: get your act together on Brexit

The Latest: Tribune says newspapers hit by computer virus

Trump's promise of a wall may not be fulfilled as advertised

Three Trump confidantes indicate his signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the border won't be fulfilled as advertised

Computer virus hits Tribune Publishing, Los Angeles Times

A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown is stepping down after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year that further position California as a goad to Republican President Donald Trump

Trump says 'big progress' made in talks with China

President Donald Trump says "big progress" is being made in talks between the U.S. and China to head off further escalation in a yearlong trade war

Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

Lampert's hedge fund makes last-minute bid to save Sears

Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

Wells Fargo pays $575 million to settle state investigations

Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

Kosovo to tax international branded goods made in Serbia

Wall Street faces annual losses despite solid gains for week

Wall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market's first weekly gain since November

US pending home sales slipped 0.7 percent in November

US pending home sales drop 0.7 percent in November as would-be buyers struggle to afford homes

Italy's premier insists budget deal not dictated by EU

Italy's premier denies that the new budget was dictated by the European Commission, saying that he held firm on key points like the basic income and the rollbacks in an unpopular pension reform

Markets Right Now: US stocks waver in midday trading

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses as the market continues to churn amid the volatile trading that has gripped the market throughout December

Tesla names independent board members in SEC settlement

Tesla names 2 independent board members as part of settlement with US regulators

Spanish economy up 0.6 percent in third quarter of 2018

Spain's national statistics office says that the southern European country grew 0.6 percent in the third quarter of 2018

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

Shutdown will almost certainly spill over to next year, when Democrats will control the House

Global stocks gain after Wall Street rally, Japan falls

Global stock markets rise after Wall Street's rally, Japan falls, oil prices rebound strongly

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 17-23

A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Dec. 17-23

Elon Musk asks judge to toss diver's lawsuit in Thai dustup

Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a pedophile

Quiz: Test your knowledge of this year's business news

Test your knowledge of the year's business with this quiz

Investment fraud case in US expands to 4 women from Israel

A federal investigation of a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme has led to criminal charges in Maryland against four women who worked for an Israel-based company

US consumer confidence tumbles in December

US consumer confidence falls this month to lowest level since July

US long-term mortgage rates dropped to 4.55 pct. average

US long-term mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers after the stock market has tumbled

Japan falls, other Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rally

Most Asian stock markets gain, Japan edges down after Wall Street rally

Markets Right Now: US stocks rally, erase big drop in Dow

Stocks rally in late afternoon, erasing big losses, but Dow, S&P still down for full year.

Official: Russian weapon 27 times faster than speed of sound

A Russian Cabinet official says the nation's new strategic weapon can pierce any missile defenses

London police chief warns of Brexit costs, safety threats

London's police chief has suggested that Brexit will be costly and could have a damaging effect on public safety

China says plans made for US trade talks in January

China's government says it has made arrangements for trade talks with US officials in January aimed at ending a dispute that threatens to depress global trade

Markets roil, futures slump after Dow's record, one-day gain

One of the few constants in global markets this holiday week: extreme volatility

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

The legal marijuana industry exploded in 2018, with legalization spreading in the U.S. and across Canada, billions invested in cannabis companies and a cannabis-based drug getting regulatory approval.

1,000s of Taiwanese protest taxes with nod to French rallies

Thousands of Taiwanese are protesting for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes

Wall Street notches best day in 10 years in holiday rebound

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 1,000 points _ it's biggest point-gain ever _ as Wall Street notched its best day in 10 years Wednesday, rallying back from a Christmas Eve plunge

Australian trader pleads guilty to 'spoofing' in Chicago

An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and canceling them within milliseconds to sell smaller orders at a profit

A strong economy translates into big sales this holiday

US holiday sales notch strongest growth in six years with Americans feeling strongly about the economy

Potholes, water woes: New Orleans seeks more of tourist tax

Spend a night at a New Orleans hotel and the tax bite can exceed 15 percent. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the taxes pull in an estimated $166 million a year, but less than 10 percent goes to city government coffers.

FBI concerned by money mules roped into fraud schemes

The FBI is grappling with a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they're scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness

US home price growth slowed in October

US home prices rose 5 percent in October, down from an annual gain of 5.2 percent in September

Digitally enhanced: Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy

The Baltic nation of Estonia is engaged in the most ambitious project in governance in today's world, creating a totally digital government designed to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth

Asian stocks slip, US set for higher open post-Christmas

Asian stocks slip on uncertainty, US set for higher open post-Christmas

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but it will no longer hunt the animals in the Antarctic

AP FACT CHECK: Trump confuses with claims of new border wall

AP FACT CHECK: Trump confuses, misleads with Christmas claims that he awarded new border wall contracts

Israeli anti-drone company sees spike in interest

Israeli technology company says business is booming after the chaos that erupted at Gatwick Airport last week, wreaked by rogue drones that exposed the vulnerability of major airports to outside interference

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police

Japan stocks plunge, other Asia markets fall after US losses

Japanese stocks plunge and other Asian markets decline following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by Trump's attack on US central bank

Nissan American exec Greg Kelly released on bail in Japan

Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly has been released from detention in Japan after being granted bail over the alleged underreporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn's pay

The Latest: Japan's main stock index plunges 5.1 percent

Japan's main stock index has plunged following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve

New year, higher pay: 2019 changes affecting small business

Many small businesses will see their labor costs going up in 2019

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks plunged Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 653 points following President Trump's tweet attacking the Federal Reserve and its independence

Japan stocks plunge, other Asia markets fall after US losses

Japanese stocks plunge and other Asian markets decline following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by Trump's attack on the U.S. central bank

Trump assails Fed as the 'only problem our economy has'

Trump: Federal Reserve is the 'only problem our economy has'

Markets Right Now: Stocks close sharply lower on Wall Street

Dow Jones industrials falls more than 600 points following President Trump's tweet criticizing Fed chairman Powell

Walmart heirs' money influences black charter schools debate

The heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with influential leaders in the black community, even as prominent civil rights groups like the NAACP and Black Lives Matter movement call for a moratorium on new charter schools.

Liz Weston: It's time to fix Social Security's tax burden

Over half of Social Security recipients are taxed on at least part of their benefits - and the proportion is rising

New central bank chief takes office in Israel

The Bank of Israel's new governor says the country's financial stability should not be taken for granted in a period of "numerous changes in financial markets."

Cyprus banks challenging money laundering associations

The chief of the Cyprus Association of Banks says the fact that Cypriot lenders have adopted some of the toughest anti-money laundering regulations in the world has not been fully recognized abroad.

No Christmas cheer for stock markets after Mnuchin call

Stock markets around the world remained under pressure Monday

Mattis' permanent replacement likely to face close scrutiny

President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief moves into the military hot seat

Trump, Democrats hold firm to their views on border wall

As government remains shut down, Trump and Democrats hold firm to their opposing views on border wall

Asian shares mixed on US partial shutdown, Wall Street slump

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street slump, partial U.S. government shutdown stem holiday cheer

South Korea fines BMW $10 million over several engine fires

South Korea says it will fine BMW $9.9 million and file a criminal complaint against the company over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires

Treasury Secretary talks to bank CEOs amid Wall St. jitters

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls major bank CEOs in apparent attempt to stabilize jittery markets

'Aquaman' outswims 'Poppins,' 'Bumblebee' with $67.4M debut

In a flood of new releases, "Aquaman" swam ahead of "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Bumblebee" to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend

Trump aide: White House, central bank tension not unusual

A White House official says tension between a president and the interest-rate setting Federal Reserve is "traditional as part of our system."

Disgraced German reporter could face donation fraud charges

A German journalist who was found to have made up information for numerous articles may be charged for allegedly soliciting donations for Syrian orphans from his readers

Profiting off presidency? Trump biz takes hit since election

Nearly two years since Donald Trump took office, signs are mounting the presidency has hit his company hard. From golf fees to licensing deals to prices for Trump condos, many metrics used to gauge his businesses are down.

London airport open, but location of drone culprit up in air

London's Gatwick Airport is operating without problems, but the drone operators who brought flights to a standstill over multiple days remain at large and a potential threat