The Latest: Nobel prize economist slams Trump's Davos speech
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has slammed U.S.
Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Four young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, told the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum they are not doing enough to deal with the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.
Trump tells business leaders of 'spectacular' US economy
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America's economic turnaround has been “nothing short of spectacular.” Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, hours before his historic impeachment trial was to reconvene in the U.S.
IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi
NEW DELHI (AP) — A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies.
Global stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock and oil prices tumbled Tuesday as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official borrowing due to political tension.
Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House.
Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all
WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans.
Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own
Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal.
Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans hit a hurdle Monday when Parliament’s upper chamber told the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K.
Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war.
Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten threats to business growth.
Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers
NEW YORK (AP) — Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry.
EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea so that it concentrates on upholding the U.N.
UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world.
France's Macron tells global CEOs: we're open for business
PARIS (AP) — France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country. Emmanuel Macron used the splendor of the Palace of Versailles to woo international business leaders on Monday, insisting that his reforms are attracting investors despite six weeks of crippling protests and walkouts over his plan to overhaul the retirement system.
BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges
LONDON (AP) — BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job.
Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) — Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used.
IMF: Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth.
Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos, as officials on Monday detailed extra security measures like vehicle checks and webcam shutdowns with U.S.
James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career.
Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers.
Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Sunday denounced Turkey as a “pirate state" that flouts international law as Turkey's bid to drill for natural gas in waters where Cyprus has economic rights rekindled tensions over energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.
Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts.
Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the World Economic Forum says it's “reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Davos this year, noting that concerns about the environment will be a key topic.
Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers.