Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with French carmaker Renault
PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler on Monday proposed a merger with France's Renault, in a deal that would create the world's third-biggest automaker and save billions needed to invest in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles.
Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China.
China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G
BEIJING (AP) — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office.
'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy "Booksmart" and the horror movie "Brightburn."
French government cautious on Fiat-Chrysler-Renault hookup
PARIS (AP) — France's government is sounding a note of caution about a possible alliance between French automaker Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Greek prime minister calls for early election after EU loss
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for an early national election following the defeat of his party at the European Parliament elections.
Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma's lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million.
Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in talks about alliance
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault are in talks about a possible alliance, as both companies seek to address technological and regulatory challenges in the industry.
Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S.
Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future
HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason.
Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States.
Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.
Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files
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.
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.
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.