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Abbott Labs veteran CEO White to step down next March

Abbott Laboratories will replace long-time CEO Miles White with another veteran executive next March

US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline…

Sharp rebound in gasoline prices lift US consumer inflation 0.4% last month, most since March

Nike calls off pilot program with Amazon ending…

Nike ends two-year pilot program with Amazon

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Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions

Global stocks sink after Trump threatens more…

Global stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariff hikes

Prague international airport plans $2.4 billion expansion

The Czech prime minister says the state-run Prague international airport is set to expand to meet growing demand

Germany hails Tesla plan to build new factory…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car pioneer plans to build a new factory near Berlin

World thirst for oil keeps growing, with SUVs a…

The world's thirst for oil will continue to grow until the 2030s and climate-damaging emissions will keep climbing until at least 2040

Slow down: Dutch cut max speed limit to rein in pollution

The Dutch government is lowering the top speed limit on highways in a bid to put the brakes on emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide

Chinese buyer of British Steel looks to grow abroad

Purchase of British Steel gives privately owned Chinese steelmaker Jingye chance to grow outside home market dominated by giant state-owned mills

Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses…

Powell to testify before Congress as Fed officials voice support for pausing rate cuts

California regulators to open inquiry into power…

California regulators are voting Wednesday to open an investigation into a dozen pre-emptive outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as unnaturally high, dry winds sparked fears of wildfires

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Economy in mind, Bolsonaro changes tack and…

Brazil gets closer to China as President Bolsonaro drops rhetoric from last year’s campaign trail

Chile enters 26th day of protest with strike, huge marches

Protests against social inequality in Chile surged through a 26th day with huge demonstrations across the country and a national strike that brought much activity to a standstill

Navajo leader: Tribe won't back energy company's…

The Navajo Nation president says the tribe will not financially back the bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired mines off the reservation

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more…

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariff hikes

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig…

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy

PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to thousands of wildfire victims

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Wynn Resorts wants a judge to dismiss a former beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol…

A new federal lawsuit aims to kill plans to build one of the world's biggest methanol refineries along the Columbia River

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through…

A top House lawmaker has announced that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings

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Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed

Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several Republican leaders intervene in the case

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 4-10

A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 4-10