Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles
DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists.
US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planes
Airlines might soon be able to turn away cats, rabbits and all animals other than dogs that passengers try to bring with them in the cabin.
US, France reach tax deal averting broader trade war
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France will delay its tax on the digital business of big tech firms like Google and Faceook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory sanctions - a deal that could avert a broader trade dispute.
China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets
BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it might be regaining momentum.
US stocks rise as health authorities focus on China virus
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in early trading Wednesday as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus that could spread globally.
The Latest: Hong Kong chief in Davos as city mired in crises
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is facing multiple crises back home, has made an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about the Asian financial center's future.
UN experts: Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The phone of Amazon billionaire and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, United Nations experts alleged Wednesday.
WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory.
Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his accusers in the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday but broke with some of his defenders as he reiterated his preference for witnesses to be called in the proceedings.
NJ is 1st state to mandate severance pay for mass layoffs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to guarantee severance pay for mass layoffs, according to the bill's sponsors and the governor's office.
Why tech has been slow to fight wildfires, extreme weather
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For two years running , California’s wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, that hasn't spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change.
UK lays out tough child data privacy rules
LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator.
Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks
BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch.
GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities.
Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus
Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets.
Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services.
United Airlines boosts profit on more revenue, cheaper fuel
United Airlines reported Tuesday that higher revenue and cheaper fuel helped boost its fourth-quarter profit by nearly 40%, to $641 million.
Trump in Davos: Talking up economy, brushing off impeachment
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump looked past the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington on Tuesday, turning his speech at an economic forum in the Swiss Alps into an unabashed sales pitch for the “blue-collar boom” in the U.S.
Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election.
Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer
Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago.
Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won't increase the likelihood of a spill, a requirement their counterparts in North Dakota haven't imposed.
Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Greta Thunberg isn't easily intimidated. The 17-year-old Swedish activist wasted little time on Tuesday to push back against U.S.
Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced a Brazilian broadcast executive to two years of probation Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments.
Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman'
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese bank EuroBic said it will stop doing business with companies and people linked to its main shareholder Isabel dos Santos after an investigation accused the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former ruler of murky dealings.
Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus started importing oil from Norway on Tuesday after Russia, its main oil provider, suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talks on further strengthening economic ties between two countries.