'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war
“American Dirt,” a novel about migrants from Mexico and cartel violence, continues to draw criticism from some Latino writers and activists.
Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy
An annual congressional report says that the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy.
In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks
Britain's National Security Council is poised to decide whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of its new high-speed mobile network.
Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy
China's new virus is striking at a bad time for the world economy.
California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives
California state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives.
Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus
Panic and pollution are driving a surging market for protective face masks in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.
Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges
For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon.
Airbus nears settlements with US, UK, French investigators
Airbus says it has reached potential settlement agreements with financial investigators in the U.S., Britain and France.
US consumer confidence shows solid gain in January
U.S. consumer confidence showed a strong gain in January, bolstered by continued strength in the job market.
Tailgate woes cause Ford F-150 recall in Canada, but not US
Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches.
Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs
Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out.
In grinding manufacturing slump, 3M cuts another 1,500 jobs
A profound slump in manufacturing and a trade war that has slowed economic growth in China has led to a second round of layoffs at 3M.
US home price gains accelerate amid smaller supply of homes
U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in November than the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a sharp drop in available properties have pushed would-be buyers to bid up home values.
Orders for US durable goods advance 2.4% in December
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 2.4% in December, led by defense surge.
Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution
North Macedonia’s government is imposing urgent measures on country’s capital and a main western city because of severely high levels of air pollution.
Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact
A growing number of governors in the Northeast are raising doubts about a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions.
UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications
Britain faces a crucial choice over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks.
California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system
California's secretary of state has approved Los Angeles County’s unique new publicly owned computerized voting system.
London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears
London's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology.
'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon
A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals.