Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community.
Stocks rise in afternoon trading amid trade talk optimism
Plans by the U.S. and China to extend key trade talks drove stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Friday, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 300 points.
The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling for a return to multilateral solutions, criticizing U.S.
Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.
US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S.
AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S.
The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 1:07 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says there's a "possibility" he will extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if both sides are close to a deal.
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
Markets Right Now: Stocks higher, boosted by trade talks
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are higher on Wall Street at midday after Chinese and U.S.
Ex-Cognizant execs accused of bribing Indian officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department alleges that two former executives for Cognizant Technology Solutions paid about $2 million in bribes to Indian officials to build a new office campus in the country.
Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but debris will stay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe .
Deere, hit on both sides of trade war, posts weak 1Q earns
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co., a manufacturer that faces threats from both ends of a trade war, cited rising costs and anxious farmers as it reported a profit shortfall for the first quarter Friday.
French yellow vest figure on trial, new protests planned
PARIS (AP) — A prominent figure of the French yellow vests has gone on trial in Paris for allegedly organizing illegal demonstrations, as the movement prepares for a 14th consecutive weekend of protests.
US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts.
European car sales slide in January
MILAN (AP) — The European carmakers' association says new passenger car sales in the region dropped by 4.6 percent in January, weighed down by big declines in Spain and Italy.
Chinese in Spain stage protest over blocked bank accounts
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank in Madrid, claiming they are being unfairly denied access to their accounts while the bank insists it's merely complying with money-laundering laws.
UK students protest lack of action on climate change
LONDON (AP) — Chanting "Save our Planet!" thousands of students around Britain are rallying to demand that Britain's Conservative government take action on climate change.
Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.
High-speed tunnel project divides Italy's ruling populists
SAINT-MARTIN-LA-PORTE, France (AP) — A strategic European Union project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed journeys between France and Italy, could dead-end as Italy's populists squabble.
Trump's new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?
DETROIT (AP) — Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health.
French minister: Britain must hurry up and decide on Brexit
PARIS (AP) — France's Europe minister is urging Britain to "hurry up" and decide whether it's leaving the European Union with or without a deal.
Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares.
Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing.
Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals
TOKYO (AP) — Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning rare acquittals in a country where the conviction rate is 99 percent.
Report: Facebook, FTC discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine
NEW YORK (AP) — A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.