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By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and ALEXANDRA OLSONNovember 29, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the…

Full Coverage: Holiday shopping

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERNovember 29, 2019

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — In mid-2016, even with unemployment falling and the economy growing modestly, James Bullard, head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, was concerned.

By ALEX VEIGANovember 29, 2019

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs.

By ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBETNovember 29, 2019

PARIS (AP) — People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa – but they do shop on Black Friday.

The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world…

By JOSEPH PISANINovember 28, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers.

Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of…

November 29, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer.

By DON THOMPSONNovember 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California…

By DAVID BAUDERNovember 29, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the…

By GENE JOHNSONNovember 29, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Nancy Haque worried about the conditions in sweatshops around the world. For Lynne Dodson, it was the possibility of attacks on public education. The plight of imperiled sea turtles…

November 29, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Friday that it plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. It plans not to fill some vacant posts and to offer severance packages in…

November 29, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico’s largest city say after false starts and delays, the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is scheduled to begin operations Saturday.

November 29, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 Atlantic City properties will soon be going on the auction block.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that It’s part of an effort to get city-owned…

November 29, 2019

MCADENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A longtime North Carolina-based yarn manufacturer is getting out of the textile business.

Pharr announced this week it’s selling three of its five divisions early…

November 29, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

1 p.m.

Stocks are ending an abbreviated session of trading with losses after sharp drops in oil and…

November 29, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will require public schools to allow students to apply personal finance class credits toward high school graduation requirements.

November 29, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s top medical marijuana regulator hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old, but loosely regulated program has announced his resignation to accept a new…

November 29, 2019

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Bill Peters resigns as Flames coach after allegations of racial slurs, physical abuse toward players in previous jobs.

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  4. The Washington TimesHope Medical Group for Women, abortion provider in Louisiana, accused of hiding criminal misconductNovember 26, 2019

November 29, 2019

LONDON (AP) — English soccer club Charlton is being bought by an Abu Dhabi investor with links to the emirate’s government.

Abu Dhabi Business Development chairman Tahnoon Nimer is the…

November 29, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials say massive chemical plant fire is considered ‘contained’; evacuation order for 50,000 people lifted.

November 29, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — An influential group representing the German auto industry has chosen Hildegard Mueller, who was once a senior aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as its new leader.

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKANovember 29, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Friday to move Britain’s election debate away from questions about his character and onto Brexit, promising to bolster protection for British…

By ELAINE KURTENBACHNovember 29, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a “Black Friday” sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long…

November 29, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the…

By PAN PYLASNovember 29, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008 even though growth is cooling in the face of headwinds like the U.S.-China trade war and…

By ELAINE KURTENBACHNovember 29, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from trade tensions.

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKANovember 28, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition parties intensified attacks on Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday with two weeks to go until election day, as polls suggested the U.K. leader’s…

Press Releases

  1. Wired ReleaseGarnet Bracelet Market Future Prospects, Key Player SWOT Analysis and Forecast To 2029November 30, 2019
  2. ACCESSWIREEnhanced IRS FATCA Scrutiny Causes Mexican Investors’ ConcernNovember 30, 2019
  3. Business WireTortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. and Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provide Section 19(a) NoticeNovember 29, 2019
  4. Business WireMOGU Inc. Announces Changes to Board and Committee CompositionNovember 29, 2019
  5. Wired ReleaseWomen Activewear Market Competitive Landscape on Risks, Development and Challenges Insights 2019-2028November 29, 2019

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November 28, 2019

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.

By VANESSA GERANovember 28, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president who is on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, said Thursday that Hunter Biden was indeed chosen to join its…

November 28, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of French activists blocked an Amazon warehouse south of Paris in a Black Friday-inspired protest, amid increased opposition to the post-Thanksgiving sales phenomenon that has…

By KELVIN CHANNovember 28, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained on Wednesday to U.K. regulators that…

November 28, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of providing to companies workers in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to harbor those people.

By DAVID EGGERT and KATHLEEN FOODYNovember 28, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling…

November 28, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa man has been imprisoned for not paying income taxes for at least five years and then avoiding paying his federal bill for the back taxes.

By ELAINE KURTENBACHNovember 28, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — China’s fury over President Donald Trump’s decision to sign legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong is evident. What’s less clear is what “countermeasures” Beijing may take…

November 28, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court has ruled in several lawsuits against automaker Volkswagen, saying consumers who unknowingly bought cars with software installed to cheat diesel emissions…

By YURI KAGEYAMANovember 28, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company.

By YURI KAGEYAMANovember 28, 2019

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric…

By NICOLE WINFIELDNovember 28, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has tapped a Bank of Italy executive to take over the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit following a scandal that resulted in the Vatican being suspended from…

By SCOTT SONNER and MARINA VILLENEUVENovember 28, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wynn Resorts agreed Wednesday to accept $41 million from former CEO and chairman Steve Wynn and insurance carriers as part of a settlement stemming from shareholder lawsuits…

By PHILIP MARCELONovember 27, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on…

Full Coverage: Vaping

By MARTIN CRUTSINGERNovember 27, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in October and early November, supported by growing consumer spending.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGERNovember 27, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a…

Full Coverage: Economy

By GEOFF MULVIHILLNovember 27, 2019

At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation over whether they violated federal law as they shipped more…

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKANovember 27, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health system became a battleground in the country’s election campaign on Wednesday, as opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Conservative Prime Minister…

November 27, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Spokeswoman: Former US President Jimmy Carter discharged from Emory University Hospital after treatment for brain bleed.

By PHILIP MARCELONovember 27, 2019

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country’s ongoing trade wars have America’s cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power.

By ELAINE KURTENBACHNovember 27, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like…

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSNovember 27, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington.