- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: May-27-16 1:20 pm
Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:
- Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money Updated: May-27-16 1:10 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank announced it had printed its own bank notes Friday, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern at the divided country's ability to develop coherent monetary and economic policies.
- Fed chair Janet Yellen to discuss interest rates at Harvard Updated: May-27-16 12:31 am
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is expected at Harvard to participate in a "conversation" about interest rates.
- GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights Updated: May-26-16 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions surrounding a social issue that is dividing the Republican Party and the nation in this election year.
- House votes to bar purchases of heavy water from Iran Updated: May-25-16 11:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with that nation and earning a certain veto threat on a key government funding bill.
- 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.
- Louisiana lawmakers encourage trade relations with Cuba Updated: May-25-16 4:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's lawmakers are pushing trade talks with Cuba, now that President Barack Obama has moved to normalize relations with the island nation.
- Vallejo unveils plans for electric car plant at ex-shipyard Updated: May-24-16 10:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.
- Obama to make another visit to Indiana's Elkhart County Updated: May-24-16 9:24 pm
ELKHART, Indiana - President Barack Obama has scheduled another visit to Elkhart, Indiana - the first city he visited as president - the White House announced Tuesday.
- The Latest: Framework of Michigan budget is set Updated: May-24-16 6:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the state budget (all times local):
- Brussels police chief injured during anti-austerity clashes Updated: May-24-16 4:24 pm
BRUSSELS - The Brussels police chief was injured Tuesday during clashes at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by around 50,000 people in the center of the Belgian capital.
- Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs Updated: May-24-16 12:04 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, the European Central Bank said Tuesday.
- Tupelo to appeal termination of air service subsidy Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo Regional Airport officials will ask for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which on Friday ordered the temporary termination of the Essential Air Service program at 30 communities across the country, including Tupelo.
- The Latest: Gov: 'Modest' tax measures would have big impact Updated: May-23-16 9:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's special session (all times local):
- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- Interest rates soar at US Treasury weekly auction Updated: May-23-16 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills soared in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills reaching their highest level in more than seven years.
- Bridgestone abandons crisis-wracked Venezuela after 62 years Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Tire maker Bridgestone is selling its business in Venezuela after six decades in the country, the latest blue chip company to abandon the country as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls.
- US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.
- Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.
- Obama is off to Asia to boost trade, cooperation Updated: May-21-16 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama departed Saturday on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia, part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
- G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain Updated: May-21-16 7:38 am
AKIU, Japan - The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.
- Correction: California Budget-Transportation story Updated: May-20-16 4:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In a story May 19 about transportation funding cuts, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the California Transportation Commission chairman. He is Bobby Alvarado, not Bobby Alvarez.
- Oklahoma House passes revenue measures in late-night session Updated: May-20-16 2:34 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House worked into the early morning hours Friday as it struggled to pass bills that legislative leaders say are needed to help fill a projected $1.3 billion hole in next year's state budget.
- Divide over fiscal policies, currencies at G-7 in Japan Updated: May-20-16 12:49 am
SENDAI, Japan - Japan faces a challenge in bridging a widening divide over how to revitalize sluggish growth at a meeting Friday of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven industrial nations.
- Oklahoma House votes to cap tax credit for at-risk oil wells Updated: May-19-16 11:18 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has voted to cap a tax incentive for oil and natural gas wells.