SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts

SKOPJE, Macedonia —Jan 18, 2019—Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro ($1.9 million) theft from bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang in 2017. Macedonia’s prosecution office says four Ukrainians and three people from the U.S., Kazakhstan and Moldova are suspected in the heist. The theft was discovered … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts

3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. Such “gig economy” work can make for a stressful tax season that eats up your time (and billable … Continue reading 3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country

SOFIA, Bulgaria —Jan 18, 2019—Police in Bulgaria says they have busted a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in raids across the country. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev told reporters on Friday that one of the suspects was a Syrian citizen permanently residing in Bulgaria who allegedly transferred money to people abroad linked … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Jan 18, 2019—The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case gave detailed allegations that they and company … Continue reading Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

BERLIN | Germany’s Mercedes-Benz plans assembly plant in Egypt

BERLIN —Jan 18, 2019— German automaker Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt. Mercedes-Benz said in a statement Friday that the passenger car plant would be built by a local business partner and the project is being developed “in close collaboration” with Egypt’s government. It said … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany’s Mercedes-Benz plans assembly plant in Egypt

NEW YORK | Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

NEW YORK — Jan 18, 2019—Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

TORONTO | The Latest: Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

TORONTO—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Canada (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Canada’s ambassador to China says his message to Chinese authorities is that it’s not in their interest to arrest people and use them as bargaining chips. Envoy John McCallum told reporters on Friday that his top priority is to win the release of two … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

NEW YORK | Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

NEW YORK —Jan 18, 2019— Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are surging Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to the market’s newfound optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 364 points. Stocks rallied after Bloomberg News reported that China’s government offered to buy more goods … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise