WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal will determine outcome on auto tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says tariffs on imported vehicles from Europe are something “we certainly think about” and a final decision depends on the United States and the European Union reaching a trade deal. Trump was asked about the prospect for tariffs on auto imports before a meeting Wednesday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says trade deal will determine outcome on auto tariffs

WASHINGTON | Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and opted to emphasize that they would be “patient” in raising interest rates. Minutes of the Fed’s discussions in January showed that Fed officials also felt that further … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

WASHINGTON | More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, the lead scientist working on the identifications said Wednesday. John Byrd, director of the Defense Department laboratory responsible for the work, said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

LAS VEGAS | Caesars Entertainment talks with billionaire investor Icahn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday that it has talked with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent stake in the casino operator. Caesars said it is evaluating Icahn’s ideas and will keep listening to the activist investor. The company’s comments came a … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Caesars Entertainment talks with billionaire investor Icahn

PARIS | French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, sending a stern warning to tax dodgers and the banks that aid them. The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS AG on Wednesday of aggravated money … Continue reading PARIS | French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million in lost revenue during the first quarter — … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

BERLIN | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker say talks ‘constructive’

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker say they had a “constructive” dinner meeting and plan to meet again before the end of the month to assess progress in the Brexit negotiations. … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker say talks ‘constructive’