Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo
TOKYO (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.
Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information.
Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China
TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles.
Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M flies
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.
GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months.
At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease
U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years.
Female CEOs are competitively paid, but greatly outnumbered
The few women who are CEOs of the largest U.S. companies typically make more money than their male counterparts but aren't close to the top of the leaderboard for pay packages.
CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind
NEW YORK (AP) — Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got.
Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote
LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.
Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together to illegally inflate the price of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over seven years.
Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Botswanan government has enlisted a public relations firm with deep ties to Hollywood to push back against the bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban on elephant hunting.
Discovery's Zaslav, Disney's Iger among highest paid CEOs
Here are the highest paid CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
CEO Pay: When investors say "nay" on spiraling packages
NEW YORK (AP) — Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after "Say on Pay" became a mandatory exercise at annual meetings.
The highest-paid CEOs by state
Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan.
The Latest: Trump says he is "feeling badly" for UK's May
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he is "feeling badly" for British Prime Minister Theresa May who announced Friday that she would resign.
May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM
LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit.
US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars, while businesses also pulled back on investment spending.
Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith
Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot. Shares were trading above $370 each, sales of the Model 3 small electric car were strong and the company had appointed a new board chair to rein in the antics of sometimes impulsive CEO Elon Musk.
Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters — many of them too young to vote — took to the streets Friday across the European Union to demand tougher action against global warming as the 28-nation bloc elects a new parliament.
'Move along': Stormtroopers ready for Star Wars land crowds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disneyland's new Galaxy's Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon.
China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US
BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S.
Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks are rebounding following Thursday's sell-off, with markets hoping for an easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute and after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to resign as of June 7.
AP Explains: How retirement legislation impacts you
Americans generally do not have enough saved for retirement and Congress is considering a number of measures to address that. There are a few retirement-related bills of note making their way through Congress.
India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win
NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.
China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing
BEIJING (AP) — China's airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from Boeing for groundings of the 737 Max 8.