Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in cautious trading Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. China reported factor...

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on ...

The Latest: India overtakes UK in virus death toll

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. According to the Health...

Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More people in Indonesia rolled up their sleeves Friday to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company. The Indonesian government a...

China factory output flat, retail sales slip in July

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output rose just under 5% last month from a year earlier while retail sales fell slightly, suggesting the country's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remains muted....

Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian oil heading for Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of max...

Mazda-Toyota boosts investment in Alabama plant by $830M

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the new joint-venture between the two auto companies, on Thursday announced an additional $830 million investment in its new Alabama plant. ...

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Missis...

Business and economic events scheduled for Friday

Business and economic events scheduled for Friday. All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July, 8:30 a.m. ...

Mexico to produce COVID-19 vaccine pending results, approval

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University will be produced in Mexico if its advanced trials are successful and it receives regulatory approval, the government said...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social Security risk

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed payroll tax cut is a threat to Social Security no matter how he casts it. During a news conference Wednesday, he insisted he could ...

Vingroup partners with Medtronic to produce ventilator components

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - August 13, 2020 - On August 12, 2020, VinSmart Research and Production Joint Stock Company (a subsidiary of Vingroup) officially announced the strategic agreement wit...

China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil, gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the cha...

Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country's top drama schools around the same ...