The Latest: Levi Strauss readies for initial public offering
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Levi Strauss & Co.'s initial public offering (all times local): ___ 8:00 a.m. Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time.
EU leaders open to Brexit delay, but May faces storm at home
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders meeting for a Brexit summit are likely to grant Britain a short extension, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, if the U.K.
Turkish, Greek ministers meet with 'positive agenda'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday.
Official: 3rd pilot helped on next-to-last Lion Air flight
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The chairman of Indonesia's transportation safety agency confirmed Thursday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on a troubled flight the day before the aircraft crashed on Oct.
US trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials will visit Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks, China's commerce ministry said Thursday.
European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve's promise not to raise interest rates during this year.
German whiskey booming as micro distilleries keep popping up
SCHLEPZIG, Germany (AP) — Bastian Heuser swirls the snifter of deep amber whiskey before taking a sip, noting its sweet caramel flavor that soon opens up with hints of spices, nuts and dried fruits.
After the fall: How to take advantage of lower rates
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018.
European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet
Boeing's grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed.
Levi Strauss readies for prime time in the public markets
NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder's descendants took it private again in 1985.
New Fed forecast for 2019: Slower growth and zero rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sent a stark message Wednesday: The economy is slowing. And it won't be raising interest rates anytime soon.
AP PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.
UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30
LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30.
Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S.
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.
Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.
Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver, British Colombia, will help test the cups, which use fiber, paper and other materials in place of plastic liners.
What's next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?
LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit day, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30.
Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business.
Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. CEOs reported Wednesday that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.
Shares in Germany's Bayer plunge on US weed killer ruling
BERLIN (AP) — Shares in chemicals manufacturer Bayer fell sharply Wednesday after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer to have been a substantial factor in a California man's cancer.
The Latest: Powell not worried about federal debt yet
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says rising levels of federal debt are a problem, though not a problem that needs to be addressed immediately.
Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900.
Trump says tariffs on China could stay to ensure compliance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing "lives by the deal."
Breach of trust: Business owners deal with worker thefts
NEW YORK (AP) — After Suelyn Farel got an email alert that someone had downloaded her entire customer database, she learned that two former employees had conspired to steal from her beauty products company.