Finance

Employers post fewer jobs in November

The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level

For major shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing global economy, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close

Banks, communications companies lead stocks…

U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Friday as solid earnings from banks helped extend momentum from the previous day's rally

Alaska company takes pizza to new heights with air delivery

An Alaska company has taken pizza to new heights by providing airplane deliveries around the state

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US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

US industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm month limited the need for heating from utilities

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration…

The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December, strongest showing in 13 years

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy…

Venezuela’s opposition together with the Trump administration is looking to recruit AT&T in its fight to oust Nicolás Maduro

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over…

Paris' Louvre Museum has closed down as protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system

SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia…

An Indonesian official says SoftBank is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital on Borneo island

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to…

The Netherlands' statistics office says that Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 to a new record of 94.5 billion euros, or about $105 billion

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Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop…

Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery electric vehicles

Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against…

The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has issued a statement refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive executive

Ex-US rep's fate rests with judge in insider…

A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial…

China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time

China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade…

China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said an interim U.S.-Chinese trade deal might help to revive consumer and business activity

Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to…

Police say a pickup truck has slammed into an Illinois Starbucks, injuring five people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop

Judge halts California labor law as it relates to…

A federal judge is indefinitely blocking a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers

UN: Global economic growth in 2019 was lowest of the decade

The United Nations says the global economy saw its lowest growth of the decade in 2019, falling to 2.3% as a result of protracted trade disputes and a slowdown in domestic investment

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Judge threatens to force PG&E to hire more tree…

A federal judge is threatening to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California

Trump to nominate Shelton, Waller to Federal…

President Donald Trump said he intends to nominate two people to serve on the Federal Reserve's influential Board of Governors

Kansas says it's better prepared now for aviation…

Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia says the state is better prepared today to respond to layoffs from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max than it was during the Great Recession, when it had to borrow money to prop up its unemployment insurance trust fund