Trump says trade deal will determine outcome on auto tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says tariffs on imported vehicles from Europe are something "we certainly think about" and a final decision depends on the United States and the European Union reaching a trade deal.
Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations.
French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty
PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, sending a stern warning to tax dodgers and the banks that aid them.
UK regulator casts doubt on Sainsbury's-Asda merger
LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.
Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes.
Stocks waver between gains and losses in afternoon trading
U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports and awaited the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting of policymakers.
Changes in your business? You should plan, talk to staffers
NEW YORK (AP) — As Nick Haschka bought four small horticultural businesses over the past two years, he had to help his new employees navigate almost constant change.
Trouble at CVS Health long-term care business weighs heavily
CVS Health is setting 2019 earnings expectations well below Wall Street forecasts, as the company struggles to fix part of its business while blending in a major acquisition and attempting to change how customers use its stores.
US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S.
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach
LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S.
Those 'Today' show deals? Read the fine print before you buy
NEW YORK (AP) — About twice a month, the "Today" show looks like a home-shopping program. TV personality Jill Martin comes out for a four-minute segment called Jill's Steals and Deals, hawking discounted coats, watches or electric toothbrushes.
Caesars Entertainment has held talks with Icahn
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday that it has held discussions with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent stake in casino and resort.
Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.
Edmunds compares Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Forester
Cars aren't just about the daily commute. Many Americans count on their vehicles for outdoor pursuits, which is one reason why SUVs and crossovers have become so popular.
The Latest: French court fines Swiss bank UBS $4.2 billion
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Swiss bank UBS in France (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities.
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups
LONDON (AP) — A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said.
Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history
MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into his skin.
World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with China do not face a hard March 1 deadline for a deal.
Nissan ex-boss Ghosn's new lawyer questions handling of case
TOKYO (AP) — The newly appointed star defender for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday that he believes the case against his client does "not meet international standards" and could scare international businesses away from Japan.
Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties
PARIS (AP) — Air France and KLM have reached a compromise on tightening ties between the airlines, ending a power struggle that had alarmed the Dutch government, staff and shareholders.
Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums
TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five years.
Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market's gains into a fourth week.
US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars
DETROIT (AP) — America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress.
Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up.
Billionaire Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself.