The Latest: Bono says 'amoral' capitalism needs taming
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Bono, who has been a prominent campaigner on development issues for decades, says capitalism is not immoral: "It's amoral."
Leaders including Merkel and Abe take to main Davos stage
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Several high-profile leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will address the World Economic Forum on Wednesday amid a wider debate of the merits of populist nationalism versus global cooperation.
World stocks fall on worries over US-China talks
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in U.S.-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries.
Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers
WASHINGTON (AP) — When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit. Not quite this time. Home purchases in many areas of the country have dipped, and price gains have slowed.
Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost
JERUSALEM (AP) — A decade after discovering natural gas fields off its Mediterranean coast, Israel is starting to feel the geopolitical boost.
Japan exports sink 3.8 pct in Dec, hit by China slowdown
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the government reported Wednesday.
Asian shares meander on worries over US-China trade talks
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S.
Latest: Los Angeles teachers OK contract, will end strike
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.
Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member
NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the streaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America.
Erin Brockovich urges California to stop PG&E bankruptcy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Consumer activist Erin Brockovich, who famously took on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the 1990s, urged California lawmakers Tuesday not to let the utility go bankrupt because it could mean less money for wildfire victims.
Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel.
40 years after his "folly," Bogle's index funds reign
NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years ago, the thought of buying a stock index fund was ridiculed. Why would anyone be satisfied with an investment that promised nothing more than the same return as the market? Later this year, however, U.S.
China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa.
Correction: Sinclair-New Streaming Service story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about Sinclair Broadcast's new streaming service, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the company's ownership of national television networks and channels.
Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles.
5 Hyundai, Kia models have high fire insurance claim rates
DETROIT (AP) — Owners of five Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs file fire insurance claims at a rate far higher than the average for comparable vehicles, according to an insurance industry study.
Insider Q&A: Cigna CEO seeks deeper push into patient health
Call Cigna a health insurer, and CEO David Cordani will try to correct you. He doesn't consider the company a pharmacy benefit manager either, even though Cigna just spent roughly $52 billion on one of the country's biggest prescription processors, Express Scripts.
Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May's 'Plan B'
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European Union divorce deal through Parliament.
The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Drugmaker Merck says it will ship another approximately 120,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo by the end of next month amid the second deadliest outbreak in history.
Pelosi works her health care strategy from the ground up
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs.
Spain: Taxi drivers threaten to take strike to French border
MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps blocked traffic for another day in Spain's two major cities on Tuesday, while threatening to take their protest to the French border.
Lebanon rating downgraded on default risks
BEIRUT (AP) — A report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the urgent need for quickly forming a new government, implementing reforms and reducing budget deficit, Lebanon's finance minister and experts said Tuesday.
US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note.
Millennial Money: This winter, your credit should freeze too
Before you tackle lofty financial resolutions like paying off debt this year, do yourself a quick favor and freeze your credit reports.
Box office totals for best picture Academy Awards nominees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of the box office totals for the best picture nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.