US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his Florida resort with President Xi Jinping to try to finalize an agreement.
China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses
BEIJING (AP) — Skipped paying a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year for "social credit" offenses including unpaid taxes and fines under a controversial system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior.
Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data
NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.
Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution
A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for a fight.
Many shades of meaning behind 'Medicare-for-all'
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare-for-all" can mean different things to different people. For some, it's a single government-run health insurance plan for the whole country.
Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice
DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere.
Trump: Amazon's dropped deal 'a big loss' for hometown NYC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Amazon's decision to drop its plans for new headquarters in New York "a big loss" for the city.
The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the possibility of dropping criminal charges against Huawei would be discussed with U.S.
Film fan finds the real joy of movies is still in theaters
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there's still no substitute for a movie theater.
Cuomo says losing Amazon HQ 'greatest tragedy' of his tenure
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday over Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer's rejection the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government.
YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's year-in-review video is usually a celebration of video creators who upload free clips — sometimes wacky, sometimes personal, sometimes offensive — that the company then sells ads against.
At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and said it will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion, major setbacks for a company trying to revitalize its stable of household-name brands.
Fed will be 'patient' in rate hikes amid global growth woes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Friday that in light of a slowing global economy and last year's financial market turmoil, the central bank intends to remain "patient" in determining when to make future changes in its benchmark interest rate.
Mokulele Airlines loses about 24 employees after purchase
HONOLULU (AP) — Southern Airways says it is laying off 10 percent of Mokulele Airlines' staff after acquiring the Big Island-based carrier earlier this month.
EU says it's ready to hit back if US imposes car tariffs
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A European Union official says "there is full support" from member states to hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on cars and car parts.
As prices soar, Turkey's Erdogan woos voters with vegetables
ISTANBUL (AP) — In a middle class Istanbul neighborhood shoppers form a long line to an immense tent carrying a sign that reads "Total combat against inflation."
Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as nervous investors await developments in the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.
Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't need
LONDON (AP) — The Irish government published legislation Friday designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union next month without a Brexit divorce deal — but said it hoped the law would never be needed.
German business confidence drops for 6th straight month
BERLIN (AP) — Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday.
China says coal handling delayed by environmental checks
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China said Friday that reported delays in handling of coal shipments from Australia were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment.
Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature.
Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children.
Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth
BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s.
Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles.