US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk.
Macy's heads into the holiday season like a boss
CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores.
D-Day for May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that a draft divorce deal with the European Union delivers the Brexit that Britons voted for, as she tried to persuade her divided Cabinet that it must back the agreement or plunge the U.K.
US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 0.3 percent in October, with higher prices for gasoline, used autos and housing contributing to the increase.
Italy faces higher borrowing costs, sanctions on budget
MILAN (AP) — Italian borrowing costs have risen after the populist government resubmitted draft budget proposals without the significant changes sought by the European Commission.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner selling Detroit casino in $1B deal
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday.
Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts.
Danish shipper: US-China trade war hits container trade
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is warning that trade tensions between the United States and China could weigh on business.
Energy agency: Global oil supply jumps, sending prices lower
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that global oil supplies are growing rapidly as Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia pump more oil in response to fears of higher prices as a result of renewed U.S.
German economy shrinks for the first time since early 2015
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy shrank slightly in the third quarter of 2018, the first quarterly decline since early 2015, largely because of bottlenecks in getting new cars certified under tougher emissions tests.
The Latest: Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local): 5:35 p.m.
Global shares dip after Wall Street falls over oil concerns
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street.
Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon's decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of New York a combined 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment over the next two decades.
Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.
In factory after factory, Kim tries to grow N. Korea economy
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — For North Korean factory managers, a visit by leader Kim Jong Un is the highest of honors and quite possibly the most stressful event imaginable.
Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home.
Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services
BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.
Japan's economy shrank in July-September as trade falls
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy shrank at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent in July-September, as consumer spending, investment and exports fell, according to government data released Wednesday.
Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature
Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.
Asian shares lower after Wall Street falls over oil concerns
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street.
The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations.
PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Trump right and wrong on 'French' wine tariffs
PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French.
Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc.

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