BERLIN | German trade surplus narrows as imports outpace exports

BERLIN — Import growth outpaced that of exports in October in Germany, narrowing the trade surplus…

TOKYO | Japan: Economy shrank at 2.5 percent annualized rate

TOKYO — Japan’s economy shrank at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in July-September, a worse…

S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into…

S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into…

WASHINGTON | US industrial production ticks up 0.1 percent in October

WASHINGTON— U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility…

WASHINGTON | US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

WASHINGTON  — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase…

AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota.…

NEW YORK | Ariana Grande’s new song references exes Davidson, Miller

NEW YORK  — Ariana Grande has released a song referencing her exes — including former fiance…

WASHINGTON  | US trade gap grew to $54 billion in September, fourth straight increase

WASHINGTON  — US trade gap grew to $54 billion in September, fourth straight increase. By  Associated Press

WASHINGTON | US construction spending flat in September, with home building up but government projects down

WASHINGTON — US construction spending flat in September, with home building up but government projects down.…

TOKYO | Sony quarterly profit rises on games, financial services

TOKYO— Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp.’s net profit rose 32 percent in the last…

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders edged up modest 0.8 percent in September while investment demand declined

WASHINGTON— US durable goods orders edged up modest 0.8 percent in September while investment demand declined.…

DEARBORN, Mich. | Ford’s 3Q net profit falls 37 percent on slowing sales

DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford Motor Co.’s net profit fell 37 percent in the third quarter as sales…

WASHINGTON | Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September; supply of unsold homes at 7-year high

WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September; supply of unsold homes at…

WASHINGTON | US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that…

BEIJING | China’s economic growth slows to 6.5 percent in quarter ending in September from previous quarter’s 6.7 percent

BEIJING  — China’s economic growth slows to 6.5 percent in quarter ending in September from previous…

WASHINGTON | US home construction sank 5.3 percent in September as mortgage rates have climbed

WASHINGTON  — US home construction sank 5.3 percent in September as mortgage rates have climbed. By …

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Former California Congresswoman Mary Bono has stepped down as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after…

WASHINGTON | US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September despite Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON— US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September despite Hurricane Florence. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal…

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers face Dodgers, ALCS has day off

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich…

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and…

BOSTON | Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

BOSTON— Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Game…

WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after big gain

WASHINGTON  — US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after…

WASHINGTON | US wholesale prices rose a modest 0.2 percent in September, evidence that inflation is tame

WASHINGTON — US wholesale prices rose a modest 0.2 percent in September, evidence that inflation is…

NEW YORK | Small business hiring rebounded in September, ADP says

NEW YORK — Small business hiring rebounded in September, with companies adding 56,000 jobs. That’s the…

LONDON | Eurozone economy appears to lose momentum as exports stall

LONDON — The 19-country eurozone economy lost momentum in September despite a resilient performance by the…

WASHINGTON | US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in September

WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer confidence shot up to an 18-year high in September — good news for…

ISLAMABAD | Taliban say they’re ready for second round of talks with US

ISLAMABAD  — The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly…

BEIJING | Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

BEIJING — Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s e-commerce boom,…