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  • Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

    LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise — to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust him. Yet polls make him […]
  • Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving

    Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time to reminisce now. It’s down to the wire, but there are still methods to save […]
  • World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.” The United States, under a president who favors a go-it-alone approach to economics and diplomacy, appears to prefer […]
  • Food delivery service Just Eat rejects new takeover offer

    LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly undervalues” the company. Prosus N.V., which is owned by the wealthy South African investment group Naspers, had already bid twice for Just Eat in private, […]
  • Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

    ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won’t immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest bank serving about 10 million […]
  • UK’s Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

    LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain’s election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist knife attack for political […]
  • China’s electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

    BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the biggest market for the technology. The 27-year-old employee of a beverage distributor picked a gasoline-powered Chevrolet instead. “I am afraid the technology […]
  • China’s auto sales sink 5.4% in November

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales sank 5.4% in November from a year ago, putting the industry’s biggest global market on track to shrink for a second year, an industry group reported Tuesday. Drivers bought just over 2 million SUVs, sedans and minivans, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Demand has been dented […]
  • Voting with their feet: French march against pension reforms

    PARIS (AP) — Cranking up the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities on Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap changes to the national retirement system. As a crippling transportation strike hit a sixth straight day, commuters and tourists alike […]
  • Japanese regulators recommend $22 million fine on Nissan

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for under-reporting compensation for its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, said Tuesday it made the recommendation to the government’s Financial Services Agency over disclosure documents from 2014 through 2017. Nissan […]