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Markets Right Now: Hiring gains send stock indexes higher

Stocks are opening with solid gains on Wall Street after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January.

Ford recalls big pickups; tailgates can open unexpectedly

Ford is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts

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US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment…

US employers add robust 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

France’s Macron faces decisive test over econom…

Massive strikes in France against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to President Emmanuel Macron

Business partner acquitted in $85M Mississippi Ponzi scheme

A federal jury has acquitted the former business partner of a Mississippi man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international…

Poland's massive Turow coal mine is causing trouble including pollution and water shortages for nearby communities

China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

China's finance ministry says Beijing is waiving tariff hikes on U

OPEC nations, Russia look to cut oil output to…

The countries of the OPEC oil-producing cartel and ally Russia are trying to finalize a deal to cut production

German factory production drops in Oct as economy struggles

Germany's Federal Statistical Office says the country's factory production dropped in October in another sign Europe's largest economy is struggling

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on…

In a long anticipated safety report, ride-sharing giant Uber says more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U

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Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods…

A veteran television producer and entertainment executive whose credits included “Starsky and Hutch" and current drama series “Blue Bloods" has died

Stocks advance as investors eyes jobs report…

Global shares are up as investors await what's expected to be a healthy U

Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway

Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider…

A federal watchdog says the Trump administration moved to exempt a type of super-polluting cargo truck from clean air rules without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public health

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US…

The Homeland Security Department says it has no plans to force U

Wedding planning sites change policies on slave…

Four major companies used for wedding planning are revising content that promotes former slave plantations as venues

Officials investigating aggregate spill in Detroit River

Michigan officials are investigating a spill of an unknown volume of construction aggregate material into the Detroit River from an industrial site with a history of environmental contamination

Correction: Climate Talks-Goodbye US? story

In a story Dec

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Tennessee high court rules against paper in defamation case

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a newspaper cannot use the state's fair report privilege law as a shield against a defamation lawsuit for a story based on a one-on-one interview

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the trade dispute between the U

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders…

Boeing is pushing forward with a campaign to convince industry officials that the 737 Max will be safe