- Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates Updated: Nov-26-15 4:15 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.
- Brazil banker's arrest sends shares tumbling Updated: Nov-26-15 3:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - When IT specialist Andre Esteves decided to leave Swiss bank UBS in 2008 to refound bank Pactual, he added BTG to the company's name to symbolize that he was "back to the game." Later, as a darling of the financial markets, he jokingly said that the acronym actually meant "better than Goldman" Sachs.
- Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight Updated: Nov-26-15 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.
- With US off, global stocks buoyed by Europe stimulus hopes Updated: Nov-26-15 12:29 pm
LONDON - With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and tensions between Russia and Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central Bank will back further stimulus for the ailing 19-country eurozone economy next week.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.
- South Africa moves closer to legal trade in rhino horns Updated: Nov-26-15 10:00 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African court on Thursday opened the way to allowing local trade in rhino horns, alarming some conservationists who warned the ruling leaves rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers who are slaughtering them in record numbers.
- Montana's unemployment insurance rate going down Updated: Nov-26-15 9:56 am
HELENA, Montana - The state's improving economy and low unemployment rate mean most businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance rates next year.
- Official: College's enrollment drop due to stronger economy Updated: Nov-26-15 9:42 am
PERRYSBURG, Ohio - Enrollment at a community college in northwestern Ohio has fallen to less than half what it was in 2009.
- Philippine economy grew 6 percent in 3Q as services expanded Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy expanded 6 percent in the third quarter and officials Thursday forecast at least the same growth rate for the full year but warned of risks from the El Nino dry spell and presidential elections in 2016.
- UT report lays out options for boosting road funding Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A University of Tennessee study released Wednesday is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund.
- How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.
- Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
- UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households Updated: Nov-25-15 3:32 pm
LONDON - Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.
- Deere's profit tops forecasts even as its sales fall sharply Updated: Nov-25-15 3:13 pm
MOLINE, Illinois - Even though sales of its green tractors, bulldozers and other equipment fell sharply, Deere & Co. reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings as it cut costs.
- Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies Updated: Nov-25-15 3:03 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Commerce has agreed to tax breaks for three small companies that plan to add a total of 87 new jobs, the first deals since Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent decision to reinstate corporate tax incentives.
- American Airlines stops taking payment in Argentine currency Updated: Nov-25-15 2:58 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.
- As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom Updated: Nov-25-15 1:48 pm
LONDON - Queues, bottlenecks and security checks - their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.
- Most Illinois metro jobless rates fall but many lose jobs Updated: Nov-25-15 1:41 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in most of the state's metro areas in October.
- Relative of slave trader to head plan to create slave museum Updated: Nov-25-15 11:54 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A direct descendant of a prominent slave trader has been named to lead the creation of a slave trade museum in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island's now-closed Providence cathedral.
- More optimism among middle class buoys US consumer sentiment Updated: Nov-25-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.
- Douglass North, co-recipient of 1993 Nobel Prize, dies Updated: Nov-25-15 11:28 am
ST. LOUIS - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
- US new-home sales rebound in October after September plummet Updated: Nov-25-15 11:06 am
WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.
- Fund manager Q&A: USAA's Matt Freund defends holding cash Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am
NEW YORK - Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky.
- Baton Rouge-area home sales up 8.8 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 10:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago.