As doors close in the US, China’s Huawei shifts to Europe

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market….

Global shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global shares fell back Friday on worries over trade tensions and tech outlook after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also…

IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies….

Mattel CEO to step down after being at helm for 14 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel Inc. announced Thursday that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down and is being succeeded by a company director and former studio executive….

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday….

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators….

Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot ahead of 420

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group….

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead….

Corruption watchdog: G-20 moving slowly against tax havens

BERLIN (AP) — An international corruption watchdog group says two years after the Panama Papers revealed how the rich have stashed wealth in shell companies, the world's Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have made only slow progress improving the legal tools to ensure transparency….

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation….

The Latest: FAA to order fan blade inspections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):…

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines as restaurants forgo cash

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days – customers don't fumble for bills or coins, and employees don't make change. Since around New Year's, the Mexican food chain has been cashless….

Fed survey finds worries about higher tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest survey of economic conditions around the country finds growing concern among businesses about the adverse impact higher tariffs could have on their firms and the overall economy….

Investigators look at engine wear and tear in jet tragedy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The investigation into a deadly engine failure on a Southwest jet is focusing on whether wear and tear caused a fan blade to snap off, triggering a catastrophic chain of events that killed a passenger and broke a string of eight years without a fatal accident involving…

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month….

US stocks modestly higher as earnings come in; oil surges

U.S. stocks were holding on to modest gains in choppy trading Wednesday afternoon as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings. Energy stocks were among the big gainers as crude oil prices surged. Solid gains in industrial stocks outweighed losses among food and beverage companies and banks….

High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don't always get charged sales tax when they hit "checkout" online….

The Latest: Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the outage of the IRS payment website (all times local):…

IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day….

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum….

GOP’s regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress last year revoked more than a dozen Obama-era federal regulations. Now, it's poised to undo guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers aren't charged higher interest rates….

China rules US sorghum was dumped as trade tensions mount

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington….

China rules US sorghum was dumped as trade tensions mount

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington….

UK wages outstrip prices as Brexit squeeze runs its course

LONDON (AP) — Average wages in Britain are rising faster than prices for the first time in about a year, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that will likely fuel expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again next month….

UK wages outstrip prices as Brexit squeeze runs its course

LONDON (AP) — Average wages in Britain are rising faster than prices for the first time in about a year, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that will likely fuel expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again next month….

Trade fears weigh on outlook in export champ Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fears about international trade disputes and the conflict in Syria have sent the economic outlook lower among investment professionals in Germany….

Backpage.com co-founder released from jail on a $1M bond

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday as he awaits trial….

Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces….

Icahn’s company strikes approximately $1.85B Tropicana deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carl Icahn's company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that would fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts Inc….

The Latest: Mayor says Starbucks ‘contrite’ over arrests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):…