What Macron said he'd do to boost taxpayer purchasing power
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron responded to weeks of disruptive protests Monday, promising to speed up tax relief and to boost the purchasing power of struggling workers and retirees.
Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside?
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words."
Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in
NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk of as part of a securities fraud settlement with U.S.
Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.
Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Protesters disrupted a U.S. government event at United Nations climate talks Monday, criticizing the Trump administration's policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels that contribute to global warming.
Stocks struggle higher as markets remain volatile; oil drops
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks remained volatile Monday as the market took a dive in early trading only to erase those losses later and end slightly higher.
Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights.
Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m.
Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents.
AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors' filings do not exonerate Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in denial when it comes to the Russia investigation and other scandals besieging him.
A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union.
EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month.
US job openings in October rise to 2nd-highest on record
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of open jobs rose in October to the second-highest on record, evidence that U.S. employers remain determined to hire despite ongoing trade disputes and rocky financial markets.
GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker contends with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S.
How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks
NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning.
Prosecutors indict Nissan's Ghosn for underreporting pay
TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income.
Head of India's central bank resigns amid government split
NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of India's central bank resigned Monday amid a growing split between the Indian government and the independent monetary policy authority.
World stocks slip on China-US tensions, Brexit uncertainty
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks fell on Monday as tensions between the U.S. and China over the arrest of a senior executive of telecoms supplier Huawei raised concerns about talks on trade.
German trade surplus narrows as imports outpace exports
BERLIN (AP) — Import growth outpaced that of exports in October in Germany, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy.
SoftBank's mobile unit's share price set for Dec. 19 IPO
TOKYO (AP) — The price for the initial public offering of SoftBank Group Corp.'s Japanese mobile subsidiary was set Monday at 1,500 yen ($13) a share.
China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing to protest Canada's detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington's behest, demanding the U.S.
Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S.
Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests
PARIS (AP) — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country.
Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools
SEATTLE (AP) — Prospective home buyers in Seattle as late as last year faced the prospect of entering bidding wars or getting edged out by competitors with cash.

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