Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America's top diplomat alleged that Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit.
Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil.
Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM
DETROIT (AP) — A top United Auto Workers official said the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.
Germany's Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package.
Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down
NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday.
Warren has own plan for everything, though not health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her extraordinary focus on detailed plans to address the nation's most pressing issues.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns.
Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion.
NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin
NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday.
States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones.
Strike looms at GM as UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts
DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.
Disney CEO departs Apple's board with video showdown looming
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix.
Postal Service licked in court fight over stamp price hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday threw out a 5-cent hike to the price of a first class "Forever Stamp" along with other adjustments made in January to the price of first-class mail.
J.Crew's Madewell brand files for IPO
NEW YORK (AP) — Madewell, the fast-growing brand owned by J.Crew, has filed to become its own separate public company. Known for its jeans, Madewell has thrived as J.Crew has fallen out of fashion.
Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.
PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the company tries to emerge from bankruptcy, the utility announced Friday.
US stock indexes end mixed; S&P 500 notches 3rd weekly gain
The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower. A slide in technology stocks, along with losses in consumer-focused and real estate companies, offset solid gains elsewhere in the market, including big Wall Street banks and industrial stocks.
WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO's voting power
NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq.
Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights.
China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork
BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.
US Treasury sanctions 3 North Korean hacking groups
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of perpetrating cyberattacks around the world were placed on a U.S.
US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth.
UPS to pay $8.4M to settle claim of overcharging government
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.
Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure.