In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals
DALLAS (AP) — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago.
Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy.
Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness
The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.
Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump filed papers on Friday asking that a lawsuit accusing the president of profiting from his office be taken out of the hands of a Maryland federal judge and sent to a federal appeals court.
California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.
GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.
Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.
Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.
Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence
PARIS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.
EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises.
Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the arrest of two Canadians in China and called on Beijing to release them after a high stakes meeting Friday with his Canadian counterpart.
Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war
WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
Trump asserts China's economy feeling his tariff pressure
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says China's economy is feeling the pressure of his tariffs, and he thinks a "big and very comprehensive deal" could happen.
Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he wouldn't let it happen.
Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014.
May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home.
Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's report
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's finance minister says that the Moody's Investors Service report that downgraded the country's status shows the urgency of forming a new Cabinet and implementing economic reforms.
That 'live check' promises cash, but there's a catch
Have you received a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it's not free cash.
US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 percent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat.
US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline prices.
AP PHOTOS: Urgency of climate talks seen in coal plants, ice
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As politicians haggle at a U.N. climate conference in Poland over ways to limit global warming, the industries and machines powering our modern world keep spewing their pollution into the air and water.
World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.
China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto parts
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.
Volkswagen on track to break last year's sales record
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen, which last year vied for the title of world's largest carmaker, says it is on track to beat that performance with a new annual sales record — despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests.

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