- G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth Updated: May-27-16 12:14 am
SHIMA, Japan - The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows.
- Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of Yellen talk, US data Updated: May-26-16 11:18 pm
HONG KONG - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday as investors maintained a cautiously optimistic outlook while they waited for U.S. economic data and remarks by the Fed chief.
- Champions League final in Milan highlights Serie A's crisis Updated: May-26-16 10:02 pm
MILAN - AC Milan failed to qualify for Europe for a third straight season and club president Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the club to a group of Chinese investors.
- Kings County won't appeal California high-speed rail ruling Updated: May-26-16 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Kings County officials have opted not to appeal a judge's ruling against Central Valley landowners in their ongoing lawsuit against California's high-speed rail project, clearing another legal hurdle to the bullet train.
- Senate approves $125M in bonds for Oklahoma Capitol repairs Updated: May-26-16 6:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Renovations to the Oklahoma Capitol will reach $245 million after the Senate gave final approval Thursday to a second bond issue to complete repairs to the nearly 100-year-old building.
- Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increase Updated: May-26-16 4:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.
- Signet and NetApp drop while Dollar Tree and US Foods climb Updated: May-26-16 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:
- US worries about declining precision weapons stocks for wars Updated: May-26-16 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON - In the face of imminent military assaults on key cities in Iraq and Syria, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East said Thursday he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in both countries.
- Clinton decries Trump 'deportation force' in Vegas speech Updated: May-26-16 3:16 pm
LAS VEGAS - Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton decried Donald Trump's deportation plan as a threat to American values and told an audience of about 300 union members in Las Vegas that it's time to unite to keep the Republican candidate out of the White House.
- UW to cut dozens of vacant positions to save millions Updated: May-26-16 12:45 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - At least 70 vacant faculty and staff positions at the University of Wyoming will be eliminated and looking at program cuts under a plan announced by new President Laurie Nichols to find $50 million in savings.
- Colome man survives severe storm inside iron gun case Updated: May-26-16 12:35 pm
COLOME, South Dakota - As the winds toppled his semitrailer and destroyed his barn, the only thing protecting Rick Petersek from flying debris was an iron box.
- Savchenko's return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine Updated: May-26-16 12:03 pm
MOSCOW - After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine's already volatile politics.
- Grain mixed, livestock mixed Updated: May-26-16 11:05 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan Updated: May-26-16 2:36 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.
- Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small Updated: May-25-16 5:49 pm
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.
- Oklahoma bill to issue $200 million in bonds advances Updated: May-25-16 5:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has approved a $200 million bond proposal despite objections that it will put the state in debt while helping to close a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall in next year's budget.
- CEO pay in 2015: When a $468,449 raise is typical Updated: May-25-16 5:25 pm
NEW YORK - CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks - a big fat zero.
- Health insurance rate hike requests average 17 percent in Ky Updated: May-25-16 4:55 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Health insurance companies in Kentucky want to increase rates by an average of 17 percent next year, continuing a national trend of hefty hikes as insurers adapt to a market reshaped by President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
- Markets Right Now: Stocks end solidly higher on Wall Street Updated: May-25-16 4:17 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):
- US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices Updated: May-25-16 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.
- Health care CEOs lead the way in 2015 compensation Updated: May-25-16 7:30 am
It pays to be healthy. Chief executives at health care companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index made millions more in compensation last year than their counterparts in other industries. A look at the top and bottom-paid CEOs last year, by industry, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
- Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Updated: May-25-16 5:32 am
ISE, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.
- Former Czech prime minister appointed central bank governor Updated: May-25-16 5:28 am
PRAGUE - Czech President Milos Zeman has appointed his ally and former Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok to be governor of the central bank.
- Mishawaka High uses grant for technology in the classroom Updated: May-25-16 5:03 am
MISHAWAKA, Indiana - There is no shortage of noise Monday afternoon at Mishawaka High School where the whirring of drones and the buzzing of 3-D printers are becoming commonplace.
- Audit: Nevada health exchange may be overpaying for outreach Updated: May-24-16 9:13 pm
LAS VEGAS - A state audit released Tuesday raised questions about whether Nevada's health insurance exchange is using its money wisely, citing outreach organizations that are being paid tens of thousands of dollars but haven't provided proof that they were promoting the exchange for much of that time.