Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other…

Panera Bread Company outperforms major market index

Panera outperforms major market index followed by analyst downgrade St. Louis, MO/December 5, 2016 (STL.News) Panera…

Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares tumbled Monday while Europe opened higher after Italian voters rejected constitutional…

After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the…

New cross-border stock link widens access to China’s Nasdaq

HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong…

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. releases earnings

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. releases earnings Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter St. Louis, MO/December 4, 2016…

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish…

US gas prices hold steady despite production cut

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News)(US gas prices) — The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally…

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

BERLIN (AP)(STL.News) — A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year’s flood…

Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after…

US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy…

No more ‘Melania Trump’ underwear or honey for Slovenians

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP)(STL.News) — No more Melania Trump honey, cakes, shoes and underwear for Slovenians. The…

Stocks start higher as big dividend payers jump

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks are mixed Friday morning as companies that pay large dividends trade…

Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.…

Breitbart urges Kellogg’s boycott over pulled ads

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Breitbart is encouraging a boycott of Kellogg’s products after the cereal maker…

Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO of the coffee…

Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but tech companies dive

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as…

Iraq hopes OPEC deal will help cover its massive war costs

BAGHDAD (AP)(STL.News) — The government of Iraq is hoping that a new OPEC deal will help…

Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but other indexes fall

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — More big gains for Goldman Sachs and Chevron helped pull the Dow…

Global stock markets mixed after China factory data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — European stock markets fell slightly in early trading after Asian stock…

Stocks close higher, helped by health care companies

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks closed slightly higher on Tuesday, boosted by health-care companies like UnitedHealth…

Asian markets mixed amid fears over oil, Italy’s referendum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as concerns over an OPEC oil…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Volkswagen teases with sketch of new upper midsize car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)(STL.News) — Volkswagen is coming out with a new model that will add to…

Dialing up deals: Black Friday online sales hit new high

(AP)(STL.News) Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this…