WASHINGTON | GM battle government to retain tax credit for electric cars

WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial for GM as the company … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GM battle government to retain tax credit for electric cars

TOKYO  | Reports: Ghosn, Kelly, Nissan charged in underreported pay

TOKYO  — Japanese media say Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan former chairman Carlos Ghosn with underreporting his income. Another executive and Nissan Motor Co. also were charged. Prosecutors would not immediately confirm the reports Monday by Kyodo News service and other media. They were due to brief media later in the day. The prosecutors say … Continue reading TOKYO  | Reports: Ghosn, Kelly, Nissan charged in underreported pay

WASHINGTON  | Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin challenges of securing … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

KATOWICE, Poland — More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. The funds, with over $32 trillion in assets, issued their appeal Monday as ministers gathered in Katowice, Poland, … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

PARIS | Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool

PARIS — The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain. Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League competition and any one of the three big teams can … Continue reading PARIS | Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool

SINGAPORE  | Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 2.2 percent to 21,197.74 after revised data showed that the economy shrank by a … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce

LAKE FOREST, Ill | Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense, and the Chicago Bears shut down Jared Goff and Los Angeles’ high-powered offense in a 15-6 victory over the NFC West champion Rams on Sunday night. The Rams (11-2) missed a chance to secure a first-round playoff bye and fell into a … Continue reading LAKE FOREST, Ill | Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6