Hungary: Publisher of suspended opposition newspaper sold
A company linked to an ally of Hungary's prime minister said Tuesday it had acquired the publisher of the main opposition newspaper, which suspended publication 2 ½ weeks ago. The Opimus Group said it ...
Pipeline remains closed following oil spill in OklahomaA Seaway Crude Pipeline Co. pipeline that spilled oil at a storage hub in Oklahoma remained closed Tuesday, according to a spokesman for Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners, a 50 percent owner of ...
Belgium stretches talks on EU-Canada deal into eve of summit
BRUSSELS (AP) ? Belgium is stretching talks to convince its region of Wallonia to give the necessary backing to a trade deal between the European Union and Canada into the eve of a summit to sign the landmark agreement.
Consumer stocks fall as Whirlpool, GM and others skid
NEW YORK (AP) ? Shaky results from consumer companies dragged the U.S. stock market lower on Tuesday as shares of well-known names like appliance maker Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour suffered their worst declines in years.
Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner
LONDON (AP) ? Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday ? the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award.
Chipotles sales fall again as it tries to win back customersNEW YORK (AP) ? Chipotle said sales fell for the fifth straight quarter, as the company struggles to win back customers after an E. coli scare last year.
May defies critics to back new $22 billion Heathrow runway
By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain backed a $22 billion (18.06 billion pounds) expansion of London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, defeated a proposal from smaller rival Gatwick to secure the first new full-length runway to be built near London in 70 years after environmental and political protests scuppered previous attempts. The long-awaited decision put Prime Minister Theresa May on a collision course with several senior politicians including her own foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the plan is also likely to be challenged in the courts.
Man says tree stunt that blocked traffic was performance artPORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? A man arrested for blocking traffic in Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree says the public display was intended to be performance art.
U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, Volkswagen AG's $14.7 billion deal arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back polluting cars in mid-November. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco signed off on VW's settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles in a pivotal moment for the world's No. 2 automaker as it tries to move past a scandal that has engulfed it for more than a year. VW admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in its diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner in testing than they really were.
New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: 'We're sorry'NEW YORK (AP) ? Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is "sorry for the pain" that the bank's employees have suffered as a result of the company's sales practices scandal.