Asian shares advance as investors await US-China trade moves

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched another record high. Investors were awaiting developments on the China-U.S....

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

Uncertainty over US-China trade talks pushes stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped in early trading on Monday on Wall Street as investors weigh mixed signals about the status of U.S. trade talks with China. Late last week, Chinese off...

China's Alibaba, JD report booming Singles Day sales

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported a total of more than $55 billion in sales Monday midway through Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world'...

This Week: Dean Foods, McClatchy, Walmart earnings

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Dean Foods 3Q Wall Street predicts Dean Foods lost slightly less money in the ...

Chinese e-commerce giants report booming Singles Day sales

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported a total of more than $50 billion in sales on Monday in the first half of Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's...

Gap CEO steps down amid slumping sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap's announced Thursday that CEO Art Peck is stepping down as the company struggles to turn around a long-standing sales slump. The San Francisco-based retailer also...

Slower lobster season means high prices, worried fishermen

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A drop in the catch of lobsters off Maine has customers paying more and fishermen concerned about the future. Maine's harvest of lobsters was about 40% off las...

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top...

Masked university students rally at graduation ceremony in Hong Kong

About 1,000 students, many wearing black masks, attended a graduation ceremony at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Thursday (Nov 7), with some holding up banners urging "Free Hong Kong, Rev...

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___ California discloses probe on Facebook privacy practices California's attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018. H...

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns sugges...

Novari named CEO of Milan-Cortina Olympic committee

ROME (AP) — Vincenzo Novari has been named CEO of the organizing committee for the Milan-Cortina Olympics. The unanimous choice was made by the pre-organizing committee during a meet...

Simple can be gorgeous when setting a holiday table

Setting a gorgeous table for a holiday meal doesn't have to be expensive or difficult, says interior designer Elizabeth Stuart. Sometimes, a simple design using just a few plants and candles can be mo...

Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays

Most shoppers know the routine: It's time to check out and the cashier (or website) offers a discount if you sign up for the store credit card. The offer can be hard to refuse, but e...