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PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system.At least 90 …
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal …
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the co-founders of Capricorn Records was Frank Fenton. It should have said his last name was Fenter, not Fenton.A corrected version of the story is below:Iconic Southern …
Officials lifted a voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches on Thursday, saying air levels of the chemical butadiene had dropped to safe levels. The chemical was released after two explosions at a chemical plant last week.Here's a closer look at the …
Major U.S. stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday, with gains in technology companies and banks offsetting declines elsewhere.The sideways trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs Friday and kept an eye on developments in …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday set a share price for its IPO — expected to be the biggest ever — that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft.The company said it will sell its …
BOSTON (AP) — Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University's decision to strip their name from campus facilities and programs.Daniel Connolly, an attorney for several members of the Sackler family, issued a statement Thursday …
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week.Officials issued the voluntary order for the city …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S. newspaper joint-operating agreements, ruling that the dominant Las Vegas Review-Journal has to submit to an audit and pay profits and expenses that its …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil producer Aramco announces $25.6 billion share sale, valuing company at $1.7 trillion in world’s biggest IPO.
Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the …
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. …
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed.The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week amid mixed signs in the housing market. Rates remain at historically low levels as a lure to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was …
DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president.He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022.Jones stepped down last month …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Thursday endorsed a controversial deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean reached between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-supported government.Legislators approved the agreement which would give Turkey access to an economic zone across …
VIENNA (AP) — The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting Thursday to decide whether to cut production even further in order to support the price of fuel and energy around the world.The group is expected to prolong production cuts they’ve agreed on for the …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks edged lower in midday trading on Wall Street as investors waited for the latest news on negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and China.The losses Thursday came a day after the …
PARIS (AP) — The planned overhaul of the French pensions system aims to streamline a complicated patchwork of provisions, but workers argue it will require them to work longer and will reduce their income.The heated debate over the changes to the retirement system are laid bare in the …
LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them.The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier …

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