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December 15, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 14 about a second-degree murder trial involving farmers in Arkansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the herbicide dicamba was made by Monsanto. Monsanto is one of several companies that make dicamba, but it does not sell its product in…

December 15, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Global inequality has stabilized at high levels in recent years, a report said Friday, despite gains among the poor in China and much milder disparities in incomes and wealth in Western Europe.

The World Inequality Report 2018 is based on a massive, interactive collection of data…

Global Inequality

December 15, 2017

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

Report: Rich will get still richer unless policies change

Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace


December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):

10 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he’s seen the latest version of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package moving through Congress and he predicts it will do “very, very well.”

The president told reporters Friday…

Congress Taxes

December 15, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Airbus said Friday that its CEO, Tom Enders, will step down in 2019, as the European airplane maker shakes up management amid multiple corruption investigations.

The company said Enders, who will have been at the helm of Airbus and defense firm EADS for 14 years, won’t seek another…

France Airbus CEO

December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 0.2 percent in November due to a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage due to Hurricane Nate.

The Federal Reserve said Friday that mining activity climbed 2 percent last month, while manufacturing activity rose 0.2 percent.…

Industrial Production

December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of…

Empire State

December 15, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s Brexit discussions with the European Union at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain and the European Union will start talking about their future relationship “straight away,” even though the EU…

Belgium EU Summit

December 15, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from President Vladimir Putin’s top associate.

The high-profile trial of Alexei Ulyukayev has been widely seen as part of infighting between Kremlin…

Russia Corruption

December 15, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.

Disney’s deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the “Big Six” major movie studios, toppling one of the industry’s most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the…

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