Court suspends key permits for planned Minnesota copper mine

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by suspending two key permits for a planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine ahead of a hearing next month. ...

Indian government approves ban on e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illness...

Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 12% in August from a year earlier as it logged a second straight month of deficits as the toll from trade tensions between its two largest markets deepened. ...

Fed likely to cut rates a 2nd time as economic threats loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump's trad...

No one claims ownership of last slave ship 'Clotilda'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state historical agency apparently will retain control of the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda, after no one else laid claim to the wreckage. Frid...

Asian shares mixed, Hong Kong skids after Moody's downgrade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, led by declines in Chinese benchmarks after the credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded Hong Kong, citing the city's recent political turmoil. ...

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown. But as Democrats controlling the House unv...

With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President Donald T...

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshai...

Asian markets mixed as oil prices surge

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Hong Kong's benchmark tumbled 1%...

Asian markets mixed as oil prices surge

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Hong Kong's benchmark tumbled 1....

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pi...

Asian shares advance on fresh optimism over US-China trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday as investors stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. Japan's Nikkei ...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farm...

Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival. ...