- Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster Updated: Nov-30-15 7:29 pm
NEW YORK - Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up "Cyber Monday" deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys.
- Bakk says Iron Range food shelves need help Updated: Nov-30-15 7:25 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A tide of mine closures and layoffs sweeping across Minnesota's Iron Range gave extra weight Monday to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk's annual drive to help stock northeastern Minnesota food shelves.
- Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.
- EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply Updated: Nov-30-15 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
- Cities, counties demand action amid Illinois budget mess Updated: Nov-30-15 4:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the lights at a state garage because of an unpaid electric bill.
- Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower Updated: Nov-30-15 4:36 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed modestly lower on Monday, as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on the early signs of how the holiday shopping season may turn out and where interest rates may go in the U.S. and Europe.
- Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles Updated: Nov-30-15 4:13 pm
LE BOURGET, France - Call them the culprits of carbon.
- Russia to impose food ban in new sanctions against Turkey Updated: Nov-30-15 3:18 pm
MOSCOW - Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.
- The Latest: US House leader won't pay for climate deal Updated: Nov-30-15 3:16 pm
PARIS - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:
- Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-30-15 3:09 pm
LE BOURGET, France - Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
- McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-30-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.
- IMF adds China's yuan to basket of top currencies Updated: Nov-30-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies, the International Monetary Fund announced Monday.
- Idaho could lose Burley airport without regional cooperation Updated: Nov-30-15 2:33 pm
BURLEY, Idaho - Idaho's Mini-Cassia region must come to a consensus about relocating its deteriorating airport by early 2016 or it could lose the economic driver it's been trying to save for 25 years.
- Lankford releases report citing wasteful government spending Updated: Nov-30-15 12:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford is highlighting billions of dollars of what he describes as wasteful federal spending in a new report that mirrors a similar project put out each year by his predecessor, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
- US pending home sales edge up in October Updated: Nov-30-15 11:05 am
WASHINGTON - Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in October, a modest rebound after two prior monthly declines. The figures add to evidence that the housing market has lost some of its momentum after rapid sales growth earlier this year.
- Egypt aims for 5.5 percent economic growth Updated: Nov-30-15 10:18 am
CAIRO - Egypt is aiming for 5.5 percent economic growth in the next fiscal year, which ends in June 2017, an increase on its 5 percent target this year.
- Greece urges no delay to debt relief talks with creditors Updated: Nov-30-15 10:18 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece hopes its creditors will start talks on debt relief measures quickly to dispel financial uncertainty and help the battered economy, the country's finance minister said Monday.
- Chinese president to head to Africa Updated: Nov-30-15 10:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week.
- Company eyeing new Cook Inlet oil defends tax credit program Updated: Nov-30-15 9:11 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small company working to develop Cook Inlet's first new oil pool in years is urging policymakers to use restraint when considering changes to the state's controversial oil-tax credit program.
- '12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent Updated: Nov-30-15 7:38 am
PITTSBURGH - Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!
- McCook board to review airlines proposals for service Updated: Nov-30-15 7:14 am
MCCOOK, Nebraska - The Airport Advisory Board is scheduled to review proposals Monday from three airlines that want to provide subsidized service.
- South Korea parliament ratifies free trade pact with China Updated: Nov-30-15 5:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's parliament on Monday approved a free trade pact with China after opposition lawmakers secured a $1.4 billion relief package for farmers.
- Algerian officials courting trade, investment in Michigan Updated: Nov-30-15 4:01 am
DEARBORN, Michigan - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik and others are planning to discuss business opportunities with representatives from the North African nation.
- NY lawmakers to review spending on economic development Updated: Nov-30-15 3:11 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers won't return to Albany for more than a month, but a small number are heading back early to review how the state spends money to spur economic development.
- Northeast Mississippi has lowest unemployment rate in years Updated: Nov-30-15 3:01 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Northeast Mississippi has posted the lowest monthly jobless rate in 10 years.