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Trump’s threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump’s threat Monday to “terminate” the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana. Since 2014, when President Barack Obama began to normalize relations with the island, the United States has taken numerous steps to increase commercial travel, … Continue reading Trump’s threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in US

GENEVA (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by … Continue reading Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in US

First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Havana – Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba’s capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service and the … Continue reading First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks pulled back slightly on Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week. Consumer companies and banks took some of the largest losses. Small-company stocks, which have been outperforming the rest of the market for weeks, gave back some of their recent gains. The Dow Jones industrial average lost … Continue reading Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall

The Latest: OSU cop who killed attacker on force for 2 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on an attack at the Ohio State University campus (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Authorities say the officer who killed an attacker at Ohio State University was a university police officer who’d been on the job for less than two years. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll identified … Continue reading The Latest: OSU cop who killed attacker on force for 2 years

Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem. Shoppers who have high-speed connections at home and … Continue reading Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump is claiming, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won, issuing the baseless claim as part of his angry response to a recount effort led by the Green Party and joined by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “I won the popular vote if you deduct … Continue reading Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

Stocks fall after record run as consumer companies slip

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks moved slightly lower in mid-morning trading Monday, pulling back from the records they set last week.  Consumer companies and banks are taking some of the largest losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 61 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,087 as of 11 Eastern.  The Standard & Poor’s … Continue reading Stocks fall after record run as consumer companies slip