• Associated Press12 minutes ago

    Cuomo 'revenue raisers' (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them "revenue actions" and "revenue raisers." Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor's state ...

  • Associated Press18 minutes ago

    US rig count down by 3 to 936; Wyoming adds 3

    The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936. That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company ...

  • Associated Press23 minutes ago

    Recalls this week: comforters, power adapters, bar stools

    A line of comforters are being recalled this week because of the potential presence of mold. Other recalled consumer products include digital camera power adapters and bar stools. Here's a more detailed ...

  • Associated Press38 minutes ago

    Nuns appeal pipeline project on religious grounds

    A group of nuns is asking a federal appeals court to halt a natural gas pipeline project on their rural Pennsylvania property. A lawyer for sisters in the Adorers of the Blood of Christ on Friday told ...

  • Associated Press43 minutes ago

    Bank of Commerce posts 4Q profit

    The bank, based in Sacramento, California, said it had break-even earnings on a per-share basis. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were 15 cents per share. The bank holding company posted revenue ...

  • Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame
    Associated Press51 minutes ago

    Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame

    President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down ...

  • Associated Press1 hour ago

    AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 1:08 p.m. EST

    Amazon's final cut of 20 contenders for its second headquarters leaves hundreds of cities disappointed

  • US stock indexes veer mostly higher in afternoon trading
    Associated Press1 hour ago

    US stock indexes veer mostly higher in afternoon trading

    Retailers and consumer goods companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday as the market recouped some of its modest losses from a day earlier. Energy companies were the biggest ...

  • Associated Press1 hour ago

    Arkansas lawmakers approve ban on disputed herbicide

    Arkansas lawmakers on Friday approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker ...

  • Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland
    Associated Press1 hour ago

    Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

    A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV ...

  • US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter
    Associated Press1 hour ago

    US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

    Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices ...

  • The Latest: Trump invites Dem leader to seek budget deal
    Associated Press1 hour ago

    The Latest: Trump invites Dem leader to seek budget deal

    The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has invited Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try to reach a deal to avoid a ...

  • Associated Press2 hours ago

    Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

    Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation was launched Friday after hackers posted a bogus story on the website of a television news station. Television station TV3 said it was hacked late Thursday ...

  • Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco
    Associated Press2 hours ago

    Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

    Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully ...

  • Associated Press2 hours ago

    Markets Right Now: US stocks mostly rise in midday trade

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street in midday trading as gains by retailers and consumer goods companies outweighed losses ...

  • Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark
    Associated Press3 hours ago

    Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

    Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday. ...

  • Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns
    Associated Press3 hours ago

    Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

    First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions. ...

  • Associated Press3 hours ago

    Salesman says he told truck stop president about fraud

    A former sales executive for the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J has testified that he told the company's former president colleagues had cheated a trucking company. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports ...

  • Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent
    Associated Press3 hours ago

    Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. The online retailer had added the ...

  • Associated Press4 hours ago

    France: Unions approve 1,300 job cuts at Peugeot maker PSA

    Unions at Peugeot maker PSA Group have agreed to 1,300 job cuts made possible by new French labor rules imposed by President Emmanuel Macron. Five of six unions at PSA signed the deal with company management ...

  • Associated Press4 hours ago

    Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

    Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. The European Commission says diplomats voted Thursday to relocate ...

  • Associated Press5 hours ago

    Speaker: Referendum unlikely on PawSox stadium proposal

    Rhode Island's House speaker says it's unlikely that lawmakers will ask the public to vote on the fate of a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Democrat Nicholas Mattiello said Thursday that ...

  • Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first
    Associated Press5 hours ago

    Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

    A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler ...

  • Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
    Associated Press5 hours ago

    Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

    Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave ...

  • France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget
    Associated Press5 hours ago

    France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

    French President Emmanuel Macron will boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country's domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad, as he repeated his wishes for ...