US consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February, pushed up slightly by higher…

Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and…

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank higher after merger talks report

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have risen after news reports that…

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s worst power and communications outage on Friday deepened a sense of isolation…

US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest…

China leads stock markets retreat on trade talks doubts

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shanghai led a retreat in world markets on Friday amid worries that the…

Kroger shares plummet on weak Q4 sales, profits

CINCINNATI (AP)  — Kroger’s costly modernization plan may eventually help it compete with retailers like Walmart.…

Survey: US businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs in February, a private survey found,…

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

ROME (AP) — Italy’s populist government opened its new minimum income welfare program Wednesday, fulfilling a…

US service firms grew at fastest pace since fall 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in three months,…

Greece tries to raise money on bond markets after upgrade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say the country has launched its first 10-year bond auction…

India resigned to US decision to end zero-tariffs status

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s commerce ministry said Tuesday that it won’t try to hold onto…

World shares mixed as China targets 6-6.5 pct growth in 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Tuesday after an overnight sell-off on Wall Street, with…

Greece plans first 10-year bond issue in 9 years

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it is planning a benchmark 10-year bond issue, in its…

US consumer spending fell sharp 0.5 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending tumbled 0.5 percent in December, the biggest decline in nine…

Nicaragua talks on crisis begin, dozens of prisoners freed

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Representatives of President Daniel Ortega and the opposition sat down face-to-face in a…

Baseball appears headed to early labor negotiations

NEW YORK  — Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead…

Germany: Ex-execs make court deal over Colombia gun exports

BERLIN (AP) — Three former executives at German gun-maker Sig Sauer, including one who became CEO…

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

HANOI, Vietnam | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim…

Stock market turmoil pushes Norway’s oil fund to loss

COPENHAGEN, Denmark / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Volatility in stock markets last year pushed Norway’s sovereign wealth…

On summit sidelines, North Koreans study Vietnam’s economy

HANOI, Vietnam / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Senior members of North Korea’s delegation to Hanoi for Kim…

Trump, Kim near the opening of their second nuclear summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump enthusiastically waved a tiny Vietnamese flag Wednesday as he…

Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

BANGKOK (AP) — A rich list by wealth compiler Hurun Report shows the market meltdowns in…

Nigeria’s president is re-elected after delayed, bumpy vote

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president was declared the clear winner of a second term in…

Trump touts prosperity, but is that what North Korea wants?

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has…

Nigeria’s president is declared winner after bumpy vote

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president was declared the clear winner of a second term in…

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a fierce critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, warned…

Trump says denuclearization means economic growth for NKorea

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vietnam, the site of his second round of…

Dictator’s Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity?

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has…

Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

ATLANTA / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Strains in the nation’s housing sector, coupled with nasty weather…