De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro came to the United Nations on Monday to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of B...

Get on with reforms, Greek PM tells ministers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging ministers to get on with reforms demanded by creditors so the country can exit its bailout program in 10 months. T...

US businesses increase stockpiles in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in July, but at a slower pace than in June. Sales also rose by a small amount. Business inventories rose by a seasonally ...

Polish lawmakers OK more defense spending as Russia in mind

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved an increase in defense spending to at least 2.1 percent of the country's GDP in 2020 and at least 2.5 percent of it in 2030, well ...

Insider Q&A: Higher pay needed to support stronger growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sluggish pay raises have been an Achilles' heel for American workers since the Great Recession ended more than eight years ago — and a major headwind for faster economic growth. ...

Asian shares mostly lower on hurricane, North Korea worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly slipped Friday on worries about the damage from Hurricane Irma in the U.S., as well as lingering fears about ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons in North Ko...

Japan April-June economy still growing, but at slower pace

TOKYO (AP) — Revised government data show the Japanese economy grew at a slower pace in the April-June quarter, not the surprisingly strong spurt indicated by an earlier estimate. Th...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to North Dakota to discuss his tax overhaul plans Wednesday, but not all of his speech lined up with the facts about the tax code and the state of the U...

Nigeria, South Africa say they are out of recession

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two of Africa's leading economies say they have emerged from recession. South Africa and Nigeria on Tuesday released figures showing economic growth in the second...

Empty homes issue bring Taiwan social and economic challenges

China is well-known and widely ridiculed for its "Ghost Cities," huge modern cities filled with shining tower blocks, contemporary homes, perfect parks and communal spaces, but with abs...

Asian stocks mixed after China factories, Wall Street gains

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street rose on a stronger estimate of U.S. economic growth and Chinese factory activity improved. KEEPING SCORE: The...

Ahead of the Bell: Economy-GDP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department issues its second look at the performance of the overall economy for the April-June quarter. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday. ...

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her rig...

US businesses increased stockpiles in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in June by the largest amount in seven months, while sales also rose. The Commerce Department says business inventories r...

German economy, Europe's largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth

BERLIN (AP) — The German economy, Europe's largest, continued its strong performance in the second quarter with gross domestic product growing 0.6 percent over the previous quarter. ...